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  1. Even fewer nations vote for Taiwan in 12th bid to join UN

    Posted Sep 17th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... condemned Taiwan's UN bid as a political ploy aimed at creating an independent Taiwan. 'The Taiwanese authorities should stop such political tricks and return to the one-China ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Taipei yesterday expressed regret over the UN refusal to include the island's bid for membership on the General Assembly agenda- the 12th time in a row Taiwan has ...

  2. Clinton aide proposes cross-strait solution

    Posted Jun 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Allen T. Cheng in Beijing Both sides should utilise a 'framework of stability' to maintain the status quo The mainland and Taiwan should step back from their current war of words ... communications channel and working out a demilitarisation plan, expanding official trade and investment ties, and fostering political exchanges between the two governments. Taiwan should be given ...

  3. The US and China need each other

    Posted Apr 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... political capital out of concern over American job losses and China's trade surplus with the US. But both governments have shown restraint. While refusing to budge on revaluing the yuan, ... on currency issues appears to have been a success. Further progress, it is hoped, will be made this month when Vice-Premier Wu Yi leads a delegation to the US for trade talks. Taiwan is another issue ...

  4. Training on a knife's edge

    Posted Oct 25th 2004, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... Richard Halloran At the US Military Academy graduation last June, a cadet from Taiwan marched up to receive his diploma and thus became the first soldier from the island to graduate from West Point. A few weeks earlier, a marine captain from Taiwan completed a gruelling 30-week course run by the US Navy's commandos, known as Seals, and received his golden trident insignia. ...

  5. US is not obliged to defend Taiwan: official

    Posted Dec 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The United States is not required to defend Taiwan if Beijing launches a war against the island, according to a leading US official. The remarks by Deputy Secretary of State ... Taiwan as the biggest landmine in Sino-US relations. Asked whether the US would defend Taiwan in the event of an attack, Mr Armitage said: 'We have the requirement with the Taiwan Relations ...

  6. Outcome likely to bring mixed results for mainland

    Posted Nov 04th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... for potential conflict over Taiwan and ties will be further strained as our economy gets stronger.' Joseph Cheng Yu-shek, professor of political science at City University of Hong Kong, backed ... term for George W. Bush would bring improved political relations with the US but poorer economic and security outlooks. Hong Kong will continue to ride on the mainland's economic ...

  7. Taiwanese voters chose to keep status quo

    Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei People did not like the focus on national political issues, say academics, analysts Taiwanese voters have chosen not to provoke the mainland and instead cast their ballots for the status quo, a group of political scholars and analysts said in Taipei yesterday. While the pan-green camp has upped the ante in its independence drive by seeking to give Taiwan ...

  8. Taiwan impact

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Immediate speculation about the effect of Taiwan's election outcome on Hong Kong politics was that it would be a boost for the democrat camp. What impact do you think President Chen Shui-bian's victory will have on central government policy towards Hong Kong and political development and politics in Hong Kong? Write to us. ...

  9. Don't rule out a military showdown over Taiwan

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Asia, one of the main engines of global economic growth. The key question is where Mr Chen will try to take Taiwan in the next four years if his political opponents fail in their legal ... is unlikely to abandon his quest to secure independent status for the island, which is self-governing, democratic and has a far higher per capita gross national product than mainland China. Taiwan ...

  10. Taiwan's perilous balancing act

    Posted Jan 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... presidential election. In short, no major political force in Taiwan is now against independence. There seems to be only two options: either independence after a referendum in the not too distant ... At present, however, it is being used to fulfil the political ambitions of just a few. With the balance of consensus among the mainland, the US and Taiwan destroyed, tension will remain even after ...




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