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  1. Chen plans Pacific tour as demands to quit build

    Posted Aug 15th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Pacific next month rather than stay in Taipei to face further humiliating calls for his resignation. 'I will lead a delegation to attend the first leaders' summit of [Taiwan] and its South Pacific allies in Palau in early September,' the Presidential Office quoted Mr Chen as saying during a meeting with visiting Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare at his ...

  2. News - China - CROSS-STRAIT AFFAIRS

    Taiwan under pressure to engage China in political dialogue

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... be passed on from generation to generation". Xi made the comment during a meeting with Taiwan's former vice-president Vincent Siew Wan-chang on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic ... of Taiwan's 21st Century Foundation- a Taiwanese think-tank that co-hosted the Shanghai event with its mainland counterpart, the National Society of Taiwan Studies- yesterday called for the two sides ...

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    Tsai Eng-meng lived up to his bulldog reputation with Next purchase

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... troubled China Times Group, which owned two television stations and several print media outlets, including the half-century-old China Times daily. The NT$20.4 billion (HK$5.43 billion) acquisition, ... recent deal to buy part of the Hong Kong-based Next Media Group's Taiwanese print and television business demonstrates just how wilful and unyielding the 55-year-old Taiwanese billionaire ...

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    Cross-strait relations nearing 'deep water zone'

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum earlier this month, he assured Lien that Beijing's current policies toward Taipei would remain. "They want a stable transition of power," Lien ... of southern Taiwan and build bridges with pro-independence political groups. A clue as to how Beijing plans to approach future talks may have been provided by Political Consultative Conference ...

  5. Cross-strait air links agreement met with caution

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Lawrence Chung

    ... their business. Both Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair said they would closely monitor developments. 'This marks a logical step forward in developing a charter regime between the mainland and Taiwan,' a Cathay Pacific spokeswoman said. 'Given the number of flights involved, we do not expect it to have a significant impact on traffic through the Hong Kong hub.' A Dragonair ...

  6. Taiwan sees delays in mainland constructing its aircraft carrier

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... in the Asia-Pacific region. Unless there is a breakthrough in its industrial and technological competence, it would be difficult for the People's Liberation Army to meet its goal of having an indigenously built naval battle group by 2012, a top Taiwanese security chief said yesterday. 'The Chinese Communists originally hoped to have the aircraft carrier by 2012, but given the slow ...

  7. HK rises in press freedom index, but KMT 'interference' hits Taiwan

    Posted Oct 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Dan Kadison, Lawrence Chung

    ... Dan Kadison and Lawrence Chung in Taipei Hong Kong's standing as a bastion of the free press in the Asia-Pacific region has risen- but there have been cries of anguish in Taiwan after ... Brossel, who oversees the group's Asia desk, said violence against journalists was 'almost zero' in Hong Kong, direct censorship did not exist and there was no censorship ...

  8. 50 years has been wasted, says Ma in cross-strait peace appeal

    Posted Aug 25th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... field of the 20th century into the peace square of the 21st century,' he said, referring to the once seriously bombarded Quemoy, which has been making big efforts to try to develop itself ... the opposition Democratic Progressive Party and other pro-independence groups that accused him of leaning too heavily towards the mainland and opening up too fast to Beijing. 'Why should we waste ...

  9. Late tycoon started out with a small rice store

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese mogul built HK$600 billion group Wang Yung-ching, who parlayed a small rice store into Taiwan's largest industrial group, has died of heart failure at the age of 91, leaving behind a business empire worth HK$589 billion that he founded half a century ago. 'Our group founder passed away in his sleep early in the morning of October 15 during ...

  10. Supporters rally behind Chen

    Posted Aug 27th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... to resign over corruption allegations linked to his family and government. The so-called 'Save Ah Bian and Save Taiwan' rally was organised by three pro-Chen groups, including one from his ... and a thunderstorm interrupting their demonstration, the group later headed to a nearby park, where 2,500 supporters from two other pro-Chen groups were gathered. One group of about 1,000 had come from ...




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