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  1. 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

    ... but to maintain their now improving ties, the mainland was willing to respect different opinions in Taiwan. Zhang said that his four-day visit, which ends today, had given him an opportunity to meet local ... heard a number of different opinions or even encountered certain protests since his arrival on Wednesday. "I told him this is a pluralistic part of Taiwan's democracy," Chen said, ...

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

    Taiwan investigators raid offices of Kaohsiung gas blast companies

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:04am by AFP

    ... the Taiwanese flag would be flown at half mast from public buildings for three days of mourning for "our compatriots who died unfortunately in the two accidents".   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567150/taiwan-investigators-raid-offices-kaohsiung-gas-blast-companies
  3. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan President orders island-wide pipeline check after deadly Kaohsiung explosions

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 02:09pm by Ada Lee, Minnie Chan

    ... President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday ordered the government to review the safety of underground pipelines and cables across the island amid public concerns about poor management following deadly gas ... explosions in Taiwan's Kaohsiung The city's Public Works Bureau chief, Yang Ming-jou, said they had no records of LCY's pipelines. "LCY could have laid the pipeline decades ago, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1564903/buildings-jumped-kaoshiung-gas-blasts-ripped-roads-residents-recall
  4. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan to seal off newly-built nuclear plant pending referendum on its future

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei The authorities in Taiwan say they will seal off a newly-built nuclear plant due to open next year until a referendum has taken place following public protests Taiwan’s government said on Thursday it would seal off a nuclear power plant due to open next year but repeatedly attacked as unsafe by the public, pending a referendum on its future. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1563462/taiwan-shutter-near-completed-nuclear-plant
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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: ... construction on the No2 reactor, and let the public decide whether a referendum was needed. The people might have different opinions on energy prices, Jiang said, suggesting that some might opt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1499258/taiwan-uses-water-cannon-disperse-anti-nuclear-protesters
  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 opinion poll (70 per cent) conducted several days ago. Lien won 40 per cent of support from eligible Taipei voters in the opinion survey, compared with Ting's 37 per cent, but his comfortable ...

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

    Taiwan cabinet's plan for vetting cross-strait pacts fails to convince foes

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 03:55am by Lawrence Chung

    ... the cabinet and the National Security Council- that must approve any pact before it can become law. Officials involved in the negotiations for a proposed pact must brief lawmakers, opinion leaders, the media and other concerned sectors before and after it is signed. Public hearings would be held after each pact is cleared by the National Security Council, which must agree that the deal poses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1464271/taiwan-cabinets-plan-vetting-cross-strait-pacts-fails-convince-foes
  10. News - China - TAIWAN

    Tsai Ing-wen to seek chair of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party again

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 05:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... and families," she said. Tsai said the party needed to ensure people's livelihoods, initiate policies that reflect changing realities and be responsive to public opinion. She called for a DPP ... party, the DPP lost the presidential election in 2008 to the Beijing-friendly Kuomintang's Ma Ying-jeou. His victory was widely seen as a turn by the public towards engaging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1449644/tsai-ing-wen-seek-chair-taiwans-democratic-progressive-party-again

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