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  1. US sees hope for Taiwan trade pact

    Posted May 31st 2005, 12:00am by Tim Culpan

    ... politics and back to economics is seen as being a great benefit to Taiwan-US relations. 'The talk is always political, but the talk also needs to be economic,' Mr Rockefeller said. Also of concern is Beijing, which views the bilateral talks on an FTA with suspicion. 'China must be convinced that any Taiwan-US FTA would be an economic arrangement, not a political ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Pan-democrats must consider cost to society of political reform veto

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:15am by LETTERS

    ... and the status quo is maintained for 2017. This only marks the beginning of our political reform process. Electoral arrangements can be modified in the coming years. Once we embark on the "one ... Pan-dems must think of cost to society of political reform veto The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress finally handed down its decision on the framework of universal ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    We can't escape politics, but don't forget livelihood issues

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by Tammy Tam

    ... ourselves back on the topic of politics as we discussed how governments in Hong Kong and Taiwan had handled the scare. Some criticised the authorities for not having better checks in place, while ... Tammy Tam Reform debate should not distract government and pan-democrats from all the other problems We can't escape politics, but don't forget livelihood issues At a Mid-Autumn ...

  4. Hong Kong to bask in warmer Strait ties

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... that the resumption of direct Taiwan-mainland links will have an adverse impact on certain businesses in Hong Kong. That said, the changing political climate will also open up new opportunities ... Chris Yeung The winds of change blowing across the Taiwan Strait could not be more apparent. With mainland-Taiwan relations having improved markedly since the Kuomintang returned to power ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Beijing not honest about its role in Hong Kong's political development

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 05:00am by LETTERS

    ... Beijing not honest about its role in HK's political development I refer to comments made by National People's Congress Standing Committee deputy secretary general and Basic Law ... in the 17 years since the handover than in the previous 150 years of British rule. If we take democracy as a means of political organisation to its ultimate level, that would mean being able ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - China - CROSS-STRAIT TIES

    China and Taiwan resume merchandise trade talks, ignoring setbacks

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:09am by Lawrence Chung

    ... talks put setbacks aside for now Beijing resumed trade talks with Taipei yesterday, an indication that cross-strait relations will not be hampered by a string of controversies in Taiwan. Ties ... The two sides restarted talks on the merchandise trade pact at a closed-door meeting in northern Taiwan. Yang Jen-ni, director general of Taiwan's Foreign Trade Bureau, is representing ...

  10. Stepping up

    Posted Nov 24th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... architecture will assume new importance. This is not necessarily bad, but the downside is grave. While China may be revelling in its new, exalted status, it must also realise that power comes with responsibility. Already, China has won some respect within the international community. But it must be willing to accept additional responsibilities that reflect its new status, even though there are some ...




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