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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Next in cross-strait dialogue: Taiwan's status?

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 08:00pm by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Frank Ching says both Beijing and Taipei now appear ready to broach political dialogue, with no less than the island's status at stake New territory After five years ... offices on both sides of the Taiwan Strait, which is now under consideration, would be of great political significance. "The nature of the cross-strait representative offices ...

  2. News - China Insider - CROSS-STRAIT AFFAIRS

    Global Times warns Taiwan against 'morbid nostalgia' for Chiang Kai-shek era

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 05:43pm by James Griffiths

    ... READ MORE: Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou calls on Beijing to move towards democracy Today’s China is better off “both in overall national strength and international status” than the China ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com As Taiwan celebrated its 103rd National Day on Friday, the island received a rare “treat”: an editorial by the Communist Party-affiliated Global ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Mainland China should move towards democracy, Taiwan's president says

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 03:42pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... Foundation. Ma has vowed to maintain the status quo of no unification, no independence and no use of force under the constitutional framework of "the Republic of China", Taiwan's official title. Since he took office in 2008, his policy to engage Beijing has led to rapid improvements in relations and the signing of 21 economic and non-political agreements between Taiwan ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Residents upset US visa-free status continues to evade HK

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Residents unhappy over US move to grant Taiwan visa-free status while denying HK the same right despite years of lobbying Upset over no U.S. visa waiver ... Taiwan was approved... Hong Kong is also very strong in," he said. "My private speculation is they don't know how to handle mainland Chinese with [Hong Kong] resident status ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Ruling on Hong Kong poll a hammer blow to Taiwan reunification hopes

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:42am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Beijing's tough stance on Hong Kong has only hardened Taiwan's resolve to maintain the status quo A hammer blow for reunification ... Tsai Wei, a political science professor at Chinese Culture University in Taipei, said it would be hard for Hong Kong to copy the success of Taiwan in fighting for democracy, given ...

  6. News - China - CROSS-STRAIT AFFAIRS

    'One country, two systems' right formula for Taiwan, Xi Jinping reiterates

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:33am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Xi: ‘Two systems’ model right for Taiwan President Xi Jinping yesterday revived the idea of Taiwan and the mainland uniting under ... Ying-jeou flatly rejected the idea, saying it was "unacceptable" because it would cost the island its sovereignty. Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council and its Executive Yuan also issued ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - China - GAY RIGHTS

    Tens of thousands march for gay rights in Taiwan

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 07:08pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... from Taiwan and abroad waved placards reading “equal marriage rights” and “support gay marriage” as they marched through the capital for the 12th annual “Walk in Queers’ Shoes” parade. Gay and lesbian groups in Taiwan, one of Asia’s more liberal societies, have been urging the government for years to legalise same-sex marriage. Parliament started reviewing a bill on the issue last year. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Politics is distorting Hongkongers' view of cross-border economic ties

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 02:03pm by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan says our exchanges with the mainland are mutually beneficial Politics distorting view of our economic ties with mainland Scotland's independence vote seems ... to adapt. Our status as a major port is already declining, while the clustering of high-end service activities continues to attract more players and business here. If we look at it objectively, our ...

  10. News - China

    Taiwan to ban senior officials from taking advanced academic courses on the mainland

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 06:03pm by Lawrence Chung

    .... According to the National Security Bureau, at least 97 civil servants went to the mainland to pursue doctorates in the past 10 years, with some writing dissertations related to Taiwan’s political ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Move seen as an attempt to temper the warming of cross-strait relations ahead of local elections next month Taiwan will bar senior ...




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