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  1. Taiwan president's trip in doubt as US ponders a snub

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... yesterday when asked about the progress of negotiations with the US for a stopover. Last night Taiwanese authorities were still negotiating with the United States over Mr Chen's plan to stop there on his way to Paraguay and Costa Rica. He was scheduled to leave Taiwan today. The US State Department said on Monday that Washington had agreed to Mr Chen's request for stopovers on his way ...

  2. Taiwan-US rift seen as 'fleeting irritation'

    Posted May 05th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Washington's transit snub serves to punish Chen alone- not the island as a whole, say analysts Taiwan's relations with its closest ally, the United States, have taken a beating due to Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian's decision to avoid passing through the US at all after being denied permission to stop over in a major US city on his ...

  3. US 'moves on' from council drama

    Posted Mar 10th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Unification Council has ceased to function,' said Richard Armitage, a former US deputy secretary of state. 'If there was a reason for it to function, it could re-function again.' ... to function' and its guidelines 'ceases to apply' as the Taiwanese leader's first step towards independence- prompted the US to demand that the island state clearly whether the council ...

  4. Chen left out in cold as island's US ties hit low

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... yesterday that the delay was due mainly to mainland pressure and the 'difficulty' the United States faced in dealing with such serious issues as Iran and North Korea's nuclear ... because he repeatedly breached Washington's trust and provoked the mainland. Taiwanese media said Mr Chen had insisted on making a transit stop in New York despite US objections. The United ...

  5. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taichung mayoral contest key to Taiwan's 2016 presidential poll

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 05:31am by Lawrence Chung

    ... in central Taiwan in the future if they were elected. "This strategy is rather effective as voters are promised hopes of a united administration in central Taiwan, of which Taichung as a locomotive, will lead Changhua and Nantou for joint developments," said Wang Yeh-lih, a political science professor of National Taiwan University. At the same time, Lin's popularity also ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Kuomintang losing ground in Taipei mayoral battle, according to polls

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 03:13am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Kuomintang in the mayoral election in Taipei later this month. The latest polls by Taiwanese media, including the TVBS cable news network, the United Daily News, the Liberty Times and the China ... in the mayoral election would be a major blow ahead of presidential polls on the island in 2016. Ko, 55, is a surgeon and political novice who has won strong support because of his outspoken ...

  7. News - China - ANALYSIS

    With two years left, is Taiwan's Ma Ying-jeou in danger of becoming lame duck?

    Posted May 20th 2014, 03:56am by Lawrence Chung

    ... in 1949 after losing the civil war on the mainland to Communist forces. This policy of engagement has won him applause from the United States and other countries that want to see stability ... administration having spent much of its time trying to forge closer ties with the mainland. Political observers say Ma is likely to continue in the same vein during the two years he has left as he ...

  8. HK stars gallop away from the pack at Golden Horse awards

    Posted Nov 14th 2005, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, the United States and France strolled up a blue carpet, lending a political touch to the entertainment gala. Tight security was imposed last night to ensure the event ...

  9. Taipei upbeat on positive tone of US

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Shui-bian's reaffirmation of his pledge not to change the island's status quo amid a deepening political crisis. 'We welcome and appreciate the remarks by Washington,' Taiwanese Foreign Minister James Huang Chih-fang said, adding the positive tone indicated that the United States recognised Mr Chen's commitment would help maintain regional stability. In a statement issued ...

  10. Taiwan's worse rating than Beijing on corruption spurs Ma into action

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... on a survey of 1,750 local and foreign executives in the region's economies. The consultancy said it had added Australia and the United States, with a separate listing for Chicago for comparison ... clean government, said he was distressed to learn Taiwan ranked higher than the mainland in terms of perceived corruption in the latest survey by the Hong Kong-based Political and Economic Risk ...




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