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  1. Smoother ties expected with new US envoy

    Posted Feb 13th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei But Stephen Young will have to handle Chen's 'surprises' The US has named Stephen Young to head the American Institute in Taiwan- its de facto embassy on the island in the absence of diplomatic ties. But analysts say that like his predecessor Douglas Paal, Dr Young is expected to have a tough time dealing with the government of President ...

  2. US envoy urges Taipei to establish direct links

    Posted Nov 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... a warning note during an American Chamber of Commerce lunch in Taipei yesterday, Stephen Young said: 'The longer Taiwan waits to open the three links, the greater risk it faces of placing ... Strait. 'Establishing the three links will make Taiwan more competitive and a better place to invest and do business,' Mr Young said. He said Taiwan should negotiate with the mainland ...

  3. Ma Ying-jeou vows to follow US line on cross-strait policy

    Posted Mar 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... leader. Meanwhile, in an apparent attempt to assure the US that he is not a 'troublemaker', President Chen yesterday told the new US envoy to Taiwan, Stephen Young, in Taipei that he ...

  4. US turns up the heat on Taipei to honour contentious arms deal

    Posted Oct 27th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... for five years. Stephen Young, director of the American Institute in Taiwan, the quasi-official US embassy on the island, yesterday said Taiwan must pass the budget for the long-delayed NT$380 billion (HK$88.82 billion) package of US weapons in the current session of the legislature. 'My message is act now to pass the robust security defence budget this fall,' Mr Young said, ...

  5. Back US weapons purchases, Chen urges opposition

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

    ... by Stephen Young, the de facto US ambassador to Taiwan, last week that the island's legislature must pass the controversial budget bill in its autumn session or miss out on the opportunity to buy the US arms. 'We can't afford to turn a deaf ear to Young's demand; nor should we respond to his remarks with irrational rhetoric,' Mr Chen said. Opposition ...

  6. KMT in U-turn on arms purchase

    Posted Nov 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... in Taipei, Stephen Young, issued an ultimatum last week demanding the legislature pass the budget in its autumn session. US officials have also criticised KMT chairman Ma Ying-jeou and his PFP ... outside the American Institute in Taiwan, the de facto US embassy in Taipei, demanding Mr Young 'get out of Taiwan' and insisting the island did not need expensive US arms. She also led ...

  7. Chen likely to seek refuge with hardliners, say analysts

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

    ... expressed its support for Mr Chen through its de facto ambassador, Stephen Young. ...

  8. Washington turns up the heat

    Posted Nov 01st 2006, 12:00am by Michael Fahey

    ... Stephen Young also made other comments widely interpreted as interference in the island's domestic politics. He implicitly criticised protests against President Chen Shui-bian's ... politics'. Mr Young, who is widely seen as pro-Taiwan, was careful to say that these were not his personal views, but a message directly from Washington to the people of Taiwan. The bluntness ...

  9. Who speaks for Taiwan?

    Posted Nov 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... in danger of deteriorating much more because of the actions of the pro-unification opposition forces. Stephen Young, director of the American Institute in Taiwan- the unofficial US embassy- was uncharacteristically frank recently. He warned that there was considerable concern in Washington because Taiwan had not yet approved funds to procure American arms approved for sale five years ago. Mr Young ...

  10. Security isn't a game

    Posted Nov 28th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... continues to procrastinate. Stephen Young, director of the American Institute in Taiwan, urged that the island's legislature approve the budget to buy US weapons by the end of this autumn- ... Young's remarks were directed at the opposition Kuomintang even more than at the ruling DPP. The KMT had opposed the arms bill's passage to deprive Mr Chen of any achievement for which he ...




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