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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    Three killed in Taiwan helicopter crash

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 01:19pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Two crew members and a weather station employee were killed on Wednesday when a helicopter crashed into a mountain in central Taiwan, officials said. ... The MBB/Kawasaki BK117 helicopter, which took off from Taipei, lost contact at around 8.20 am over the north peak, officials said, adding that the cause of the crash was being investigated. ...

  2. News - China - TAIWAN

    Thousands rally for Taiwan leader’s resignation

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 07:18pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Angry protestors demand Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou step down Thousands of people took to the streets of Taipei in a series of protests on Sunday, ... of demonstrations, hundreds of angry protestors gathered at a rally barricaded by police outside the presidential residence in downtown Taipei in the morning. Television images showed the protestors chanting ...

  3. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwanese film director faces probe over naval base ploy

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 04:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... Doze Niu Chen-zer could be prosecuted for allegedly taking a Chinese cinematographer onto a Taiwanese naval base Acclaimed Taiwanese director Doze Niu faces prosecution for allegedly using false papers to take a Chinese cinematographer onto a Taiwanese na ...

  4. News - China

    Taiwan legislators brawl during tax debate

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 01:25pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Discussions brought to standstill after scuffle Fighting broke out in Taiwan’s parliament on Tuesday as legislators scuffled and threw coffee during a debate on whether a controversial capital gains tax on share trading should be revised less than a year after it was brought in. Discussions were brought to a virtual standstill after dozens of lawmakers ...


    Taiwan, Japan begin talks on commission to regulate Diaoyus fishery

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

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Talks begin on panel to regulate Diaoyus fishery Taiwan and Japan started a closed-door meeting in Tokyo yesterday to discuss the formation 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 ...

  6. News - China

    China congress highlights contrast with Taiwan

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 03:27pm by Associated Press in Taipei

    ... Jintao said China would never adopt a Western-style political system. “There is a contest of ideology between China and Taiwan,” said political scientist George Tsai of Taipei’s Chinese Culture ...

  7. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Taiwan opposition voice security fears over WeChat launch

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by LAWRENCE CHUNG IN TAIPEI

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Opposition politicians suspicious at launch of mainland firm Tencent's messaging application Taiwan security fears over WeChat Mainland-based internet service portal Tencent marked its debut in Taiwan yesterday with the introduction of its WeChat mobile messaging application. However, opposition legislators greeted the launch ...

  8. News - China - DIAOYU TENSIONS

    China denies visa to Japanese in Taiwan orchestra

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 06:23pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... the uninhabited but strategically well-positioned archipelago, which lies in rich fishing grounds and on key shipping lanes in the East China Sea. Taipei too claims the islands and dozens of Taiwanese ...

  9. News - China

    Chen Guangcheng accepts Taiwan visit invitation

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 03:10pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Blind mainland activist Chen Guangcheng has accepted an invitation to visit Taipei, Taiwanese lawmakers said on Saturday, in a move likely to anger Beijing. “Chen gladly accepts our invitation and plans to make the visit no later than the summer next year since he is currently working on several projects,” lawmaker Lin Shih-chia told reporters after ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Taiwan's Hsinchu offers a tranquil respite just an hour from Taipei

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 11:18pm by Ralph Jennings

    ... It sits an hour by train from Taipei in the chain of cities that dot Taiwan's west coast. But Hsinchu isn't like the rest. From shaded arcades in the compact, walkable city of 40 0,000 ... and entertainment. A day traveller to Hsinchu can take an older train, rather than the high-speed link, from Taipei for NT$282 (HK$73) return, and see the city's highlights by foot in as little as three ...




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