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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwanese Education Minister Chiang Wei-ling resigns over academic publishing scandal

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 02:59am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Education chief resigns amid scandal Chiang Wei-ling resigned as Taiwan's education minister yesterday after he was implicated in an academic scandal that sparked public outrage and a police investigation. The controversy surfaced earlier this month when Chiang was linked to a scholar whose papers were retracted by a British publisher following ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1554344/taiwanese-education-minister-chiang-wei-ling-resigns-over-amid-academic
  2. News - China - TAIWAN

    Top mainland official Zhang Zhijun meets key member of Taiwan's opposition DPP

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 02:46am by Lawrence Chung

    ... to respect the Taiwan-centric view of the Taiwanese public," she said. Members of the tiny pro-independence Taiwan Solidarity Union, the student-led Taiwan March organisation and the Falun-Gong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1542109/top-mainland-official-zhang-zhijun-meets-key-member-taiwans-opposition
  3. News - China - TAIWAN

    Ma agrees to public vote over nuclear power plant

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:30am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Public to vote on nuclear plant Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday proposed that commercial operations of the island's nearly completed fourth nuclear power plant be put on hold ... resolution would help the Ma government avoid an immediate showdown with the anti-nuclear camp. But the administration should use the time before any referendum was held to reach out to the public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1497296/ma-agrees-public-vote-over-nuclear-power-plant
  4. News - China - TAIWAN

    DPP elects Tsai Ing-wen to lead party ahead of 2016 presidential race

    Posted May 26th 2014, 04:46am by AFP, Teddy Ng

    ... aware that this time there is no honeymoon period," Tsai said in a victory statement. "We have to immediately begin rebuilding [the public's] trust in the party." Tsai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1519594/dpp-elects-tsai-ing-wen-lead-party-ahead-2016-presidential-race
  5. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan police use water cannon to disperse anti-nuclear protesters

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 06:23pm by Reuters and Lawrence Chung

    ... nearly-completed fourth reactor. “Anti-nuclear public opinion is very high,” said 26-year-old protester Huang Ting-chiao. “The government should respond to the public’s desires as soon as possible.” Watch: ... the government announced it would halt construction pending a public vote. Despite that, hundreds of protesters remained out overnight and police used water canons to clear them on Monday morning. Media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1499258/taiwan-uses-water-cannon-disperse-anti-nuclear-protesters
  6. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou bows to pressure and halts nuclear plant

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 05:02am by Lawrence Chung

    ... supply of power" in Taiwan, Fan Chiang said. He said that only when the public called for the start-up of the plant in New Taipei City should a referendum be held. On Friday, Ma had agreed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1498668/taiwan-president-ma-ying-jeou-bows-pressure-and-halts-nuclear-plant
  7. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taipei mayoral hopeful Sean Lien distances self from president Ma Ying-jeou over student protests

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:15am by Lawrence Chung

    ... of a wealthy and powerful political clan, he has managed to move out of the shadow of his father. His outspokenness on policy and his political manoeuvring under Ma has struck a chord with a public ... kind of things I should do, including devoting my life to working for the best future for the public." He became attracted to public service after two brushes with death, he said. Lien had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1466857/taipei-mayoral-hopeful-sean-lien-distances-self-president-ma-ying-jeou
  8. News - China - TAIWAN

    Sean Lien, son of KMT honorary chairman, wins Taipei mayoral primary

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:24am by Lawrence Chung

    ... votes in the race, which saw turnout of just 41 per cent of Taipei's 37,860 eligible KMT voters. The KMT primary comprises voting by members (30 per cent of the results) and a public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1490064/lien-chan-son-kmt-honorary-chairman-wins-taipei-mayoral-primary
  9. News - China - TAIWAN

    Economists blame Taiwan protests on fears of Beijing 'annexation'

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 07:38pm by Lawrence Chung, Patrick Boehler

    ... associations and public hearings were held. The pact builds on the 2010 Economic Co-operation Framework Agreement, which reduced trade barriers.     THE CONTENTIOUS TRADE PACT IN FINE PRINT Securities ... except for golf courses. Up to 15 mainland films can be screened in Taiwan. Medical and Health Taiwan: Mainland operators can set up joint venture hospitals in Taiwan, as long as each operating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1456298/economists-blame-taiwan-protests-fears-beijing-annexation
  10. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan activists peacefully exit parliament after weeks-long occupation

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 12:00pm by Minnie Chan, Adrian Wan

    ... could communicate directly with the Taiwanese public to better understand their concerns. Zhang said he had noted concerns that only giant corporations in Taiwan had benefited from the Economic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1473317/taiwan-president-insists-trade-pacts-benefits-student-activists-prepare

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