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  1. Island's 'sovereign status' to be enshrined in textbooks

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has said he would ensure facts about the island's status were in local textbooks for future generations to remember. 'Taiwan ... Declaration that gave the republic its claim to Taiwan. Pro-independence supporters in Taiwan and some officials in Japan had cited the 1951 San Francisco Peace Treaty to dispute that Taiwan was part ...

  2. Gates to visit Beijing next year

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... with the Pentagon in February after the US sold arms to Taiwan. Liang also met Japanese counterpart Toshimi Kitazawa for an 'informal conversation' in a Hanoi hotel coffee shop. Japanese press ... sales to Taiwan- the reason Beijing put ties on ice in February- remained an obstacle to the military relationship and that that relationship was likely to develop gradually. Gates, meanwhile, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Stress on need for strong Sino-US military relations- with caveats

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Senior political leaders in Beijing also pursue contacts with the Department of Defence to elevate China's status as a regional and world power,' it says. 'In this context, ... the importance of ties to the broader relationship, says a new chapter of the report, which is delivered annually to the US Congress. Despite commitments from senior political and military leaders, ...

  5. Sino-US military tensions on full display

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... issue is an abiding national interest- and vital for the overall security of Asia'. 'Taiwan arms sales over the decades have not impeded closer political and economic ties. Only ... in response to a strong speech from Gates defending arms sales to Taiwan and blaming Beijing for the breakdown in military relations. Gates insisted he wanted co-operation with China and did not view ...

  6. Beijing expected to wait and see

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as climate change, and his praise of the island's democratic system, showed that a wide political gulf remained between Beijing and Taipei. In his speech, Mr Ma said Taiwan was 'a beacon ... a spokesman for the State Council's Taiwan Affairs Office, declined to comment on the swearing-in, saying a statement would be issued 'in a few days'. With future cross-strait ties ...

  7. Conspicuous quiet on South China Sea

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to Beijing's well-worn line that issues to do with Taiwan and Tibet concerned 'China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and they represent China's core interests'. Regional ...

  8. Defending America or ruling the world?

    Posted Jul 10th 2008, 12:00am by Doug Bandow

    ... similar claims regarding the former Soviet Union. Yet China faces a multitude of economic, political and social challenges. Indeed, the country remains poor, with a per capita GDP of around ...

  9. Age of reason?

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... development, Beijing last week retaliated by postponing talks on a treaty to jointly develop gas resources in the East China Sea. However, both the mainland and Taiwan prevented the situation from ...

  10. A bolder China asserts 'core' interests- but will it act?

    Posted Aug 12th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... redefined place in the world, China has put the South China Sea into its 'core national interests' category of non-negotiable territorial claims- the same league as Taiwan and Tibet. ... long used the term when discussing Tibet and Taiwan to signify issues that go to the heart of its national sovereignty. 'Actually, the Chinese government first applied the term 'core ...




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