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  1. Pro-Taiwan candidates to run in district polls

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... More than a dozen pro-Taiwan figures will stand in the district council elections next month. Tai Sik-kwan, former chairman of the pro-Taiwan 123 Democratic Alliance, said about 15 candidates who identified with Taiwan, of whom seven were former alliance members, would be running. 'Some pro-Taiwan candidates will stand for election as members of the Democratic Party ...

  2. Demands for yuan revaluation unlikely to work, says economist

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Japan's.' What also helped, said Mr Straszheim, was China's military status as a nuclear power and its permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council, key advantages that Japan lacked ... the price of those made in say, Peoria, Illinois,' he said. 'But at the same time, we don't want to lose jobs in Peoria.' This dilemma will drive domestic politics in the US ...

  3. Entrepreneur to face illegal finance charges

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... A mainland entrepreneur who posted articles critical of rural policies on his website will soon be facing charges, his lawyer said yesterday. Sun Dawu, chief executive of the Hebei Dawu Farming and Animal Husbandry Group, was detained by police on May 27 ...

  4. China's arms deals topped US$3.6b

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... of weapons. But in terms of weapons delivered over this period, the mainland falls to fourth-largest importer among developing nations, with Taiwan in second place. The mainland received arms deliveries of US$9.3 billion and Taiwan received US$20 billion. Only Saudi Arabia had more weapons delivered at US$64.5 billion. The report said Russia was the biggest arms supplier to the mainland. ...

  5. Taiwan question

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... US Secretary of State Colin Powell talked briefly with Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian during a cocktail reception at Panama's centennial celebrations. Although the men exchanged only formalities, Powell becomes the highest-ranking American official to meet a Taiwan leader since the US switched diplomatic recognition to the mainland in 1979. Does the fact that the meeting occurred ...

  6. Name of the game

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Tim Culpan

    ... breathing and no longer exerts any significant power. Few Taiwanese could even name the Taiwan provincial governor (K.C. Fan), and the province's status next to the two major city governments ... they managed to define the Taiwan government's status. ...

  7. The status quo 'benefits the economy'

    Posted Nov 25th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... are in the best interest of the 23 million people, he said. The KMT, whose decades-long rule over Taiwan ended with the 2000 presidential election, is adamant about maintaining the island's status ... and prosperity are safeguarded after Taiwan becomes independent, I will support independence. [Beijing] has no grounds to send troops if we maintain the status quo,' he said. 'But ...

  8. Noise, not change, in the air

    Posted Jan 01st 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Elections in Asia will generate a lot of political noise this year, but will not result in any significant changes in direction, a leading observer of the region predicted yesterday. The president of the East-West Centre in Hawaii, Charles Morrison, said the heated commentary across the Taiwan Strait between the island and China was typical of what could be expected. ...

  9. Growing exposure

    Posted Sep 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Taiwanese companies on the mainland prefer listing their shares on China's domestic share markets and in Hong Kong rather than in Taiwan. Analysts say more than 20 Taiwanese firms ... on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, into which they will inject their own assets,' explained Hayes Lou, secretary general of the Taiwan Businessmen's Association (TBA) of Dongguan, the largest ...

  10. Frustrating realities

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in peace, but this is not a perfect world, and dreams of a perfect world have no place in the harsh, frustrating realities of international politics. Besides, if China took over Taiwan, her simple ... Your correspondent in the letter headlined 'Taiwan: don't be near-sighted' (December 14) writes: 'One China does not mean Taiwan's democracy cannot coexist.' ...




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