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  1. Unity legislation designed to keep strait's status quo

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao The newly enacted Anti-Secession Law reflects Beijing's desire to preserve the status quo in the Taiwan Strait, according to analysts who note the absence of provocative ... the law was like a toothless tiger and was unlikely to deter the Taiwanese authorities, she said. 'The law will not affect the status quo. The real detonator lies with Taiwan ...

  2. Secession law 'will change the status quo'

    Posted Dec 25th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... 'anti-secession law'. 'It definitely will unilaterally change the status quo of the Taiwan Strait and this is unacceptable to us,' said Chiu Tai-san, vice-chairman and spokesman ... Committee will meet from today until Wednesday to deliberate on 20 bills, including the highly controversial anti-secession measure. Whatever its definition of the status of Taiwan, it would have ...

  3. A vote for the status quo

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... sullied by the money politics of the past. In the end, Mr Chen, the more effective politician, managed to hold on to just enough of the middle ground. That middle ground wants the status quo of de ... Philip Bowring The only thing both surprising and unsettling about the Taiwan election was the extreme closeness of the result. A tight contest was always on the cards, but for any ...

  4. Taiwanese relief as Bush backs status quo

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... communiques between Washington and Beijing as well as the Taiwan Relations Act instituted in the absence of formal ties with the island. 'We oppose unilateral changes in the status quo ... for Taiwan,' Mr Su said during a legislature meeting. Mr Huang said Taiwan found it significant that Mr Bush had reiterated the US opposition to unilateral changes in the status quo by either side ...

  5. 'The sides will object to any moves that upset status quo'

    Posted May 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait and the Asia-Pacific area. The two sides will strongly object to any moves that will upset the status quo of the Taiwan Strait, such as the so-called ... ties, seek peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, enhance the wellbeing of the people on the two sides of the strait, and defend the interests of the Chinese nation. [The parties pledge:] ...

  6. The shelling has stopped, but the PLA still has designs on Taiwan

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... coast, and Taiwan would occasionally lob shells back at the mainland coast. People in the firing line built bomb shelters and made up songs about the attacks. The shelling began in 1958 ... but that stopped on New Year's Day 1979, when then defence minister Xu Xiangqian announced an end to the campaign. The ceasefire did not mean an end to Beijing's sovereignty claims over Taiwan ...

  7. Plea to include Taiwan residents in CPPCC

    Posted Mar 10th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma The Taiwanese delegation to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) should include residents of the island rather than comprising only mainlanders, ... which he submitted earlier this year. 'The Taiwanese representatives in the NPC and CPPCC now don't know much about Taiwan. I think we should invite Taiwanese residents, ...

  8. HK's political reform an issue with far-reaching implications on Taiwan

    Posted Dec 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Unfortunately, there is no hope of China embracing democracy in the near future. So the best scenario would be for China to allow a status quo in Taiwan and embark on its own democratic reforms. Allowing ... The issue of political reform in Hong Kong has been put centre stage by the government after the submission of a report on the matter to the Standing Committee of the National ...

  9. Beijing bid to head off arms sales to Taiwan

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as an increased effort by the central government to stop US sales of advanced fighters to Taipei. Wang Yi, director of the Taiwan Affairs Office under the State Council, began his four-day trip ... the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party in Taiwan win the next presidency but refuse to adhere to that consensus, he said, current cross-strait economic exchanges and other co-operation projects were ...

  10. Taiwan pledges to improve tourist safety after Beijing shows concern

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan has vowed to improve tourism safety after a senior mainland official expressed concern over the rising number of accidents involving mainland tourists. 'With so many mainland tourists visiting Taiwan every year, their safety is an issue of concern for both sides of the Taiwan Strait and we will step up efforts to improve tourism safety,' ...




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