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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan ex-PM Frank Hsieh plans ‘ice-breaking’ Beijing visit

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 04:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Former Taiwan premier Frank Hsieh on Monday announced plans to visit the mainland, a trip that would make him the most senior politician from the Beijing-sceptic opposition party to make such a visit. The trip, described by local media as “ice-breaking”, came amid debate in the party about whether to change its Beijing policy. Hsieh, who ...

  2. News - China

    Taiwanese fishing boats set sail for disputed Diaoyus in East China Sea

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Suao, Taiwan Flotilla comprising 78 vessels plans to enter Japan's territorial zone around disputed isles Taiwanese fishing boats set sail for Diaoyu Islands Dozens of Taiwanese fishing boats set sail yesterday for disputed islands in the East China Sea that are also claimed by the mainland and Japan. The fishermen aim to highlight Taiwan's claim ...

  3. Sea row 'chance to foster new ties'

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Tensions in the South China Sea could provide a chance to forge co-operation across the Taiwan Strait, but political trust between Taipei and Beijing ... of cross-strait political trust, he said. 'On the South China Sea issue, the problem is that Taiwan's navy is incapable of defending the islets we control- such as Taiping- in a large military ...

  4. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - DESTINATION KENTING

    Destination Kenting

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by Ralph Jennings

    ... Ralph Jennings foodandwine@scmp.com Breezy pickings by the sea Kenting, a national park at Taiwan's southern tip, grows palms and vines out of coral rock formations several hundred metres above sea level. Along the coastline, tropical beaches spar with a nuclear power plant outtake pipe. The cuisine on offer in Taiwan's pre-eminent coastal resort community is certainly ...

  5. Growing ties and exchanges as cultural ice across Taiwan Strait thaws

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by David Frazier

    ... David Frazier Nine years ago, cultural relations between Taiwan and the mainland could have been summed up by Beijing's ban on Taiwan's biggest pop star, A-Mei, for singing Taiwan's national anthem at the May 2000 inauguration of president Chen Shui-bian. Since the beginning of Mr Chen's second term in 2004, the cultural ice across the Taiwan Strait has steadily ...

  6. News - China

    Heavy rain forecast for Taiwan as typhoon nears

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 10:56am by Associated Press in Taipei, Taiwan

    ... Associated Press in Taipei, Taiwan Taiwan is alerting residents that an approaching typhoon is threatening to bring strong winds and heavy rains to the island. The Central Weather Bureau says Typhoon Soulik was at sea Friday morning about 450km southeast of northern Yilan county. The typhoon weakened slightly overnight but still has winds of 173kph. The weather bureau forecast ...

  7. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan's all-volunteer military could leave garrisons short

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com All-volunteer military could leave garrisons short As tensions mount in the disputed South China Sea, Taiwan might find it has no garrisons on two of its sensitive outposts in the region next year, a Taiwanese lawmaker warned yesterday. Kuomintang legislator Lin Yu-fang said the embarrassing situation was due mainly to Taiwan's ...

  8. News - China

    Taiwan to stage live-fire exercise at Spratlys

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Taiwan in live-fire exercise at Spratlys Taiwan's coastguard will stage a live-fire exercise next month in disputed South China Sea islands, a move that could raise regional tensions. The drill will take place on Taiping Island between April 9 and 11 in the Spratlys, a sprawling group of islands claimed in whole or part by Taiwan, China, ...

  9. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan to buy two warships from US

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 01:16pm by AFP

    ... Beijing put its first aircraft carrier into service in September this year amid escalating tensions over Tokyo-controlled islands in the East China Sea, which Taiwan also claims. ...

  10. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Taiwan, Japan begin talks on commission to regulate Diaoyus fishery

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LAWRENCE CHUNG IN TAIPEI

    ... of a fishing commission to address issues in disputed waters in the East China Sea. The two-day meeting would focus on the operations of the commission, to be set up as part of a landmark agreement ... said. Ministry officials said the commission would deal with the rights of Taiwan and Japan in their overlapping territorial claims in the East China Sea, mainly around the Diaoyu Islands, which ...




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