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  1. Special censors to root out 'unhealthy' internet games

    Posted May 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and public testing. The report said the measures were designed to root out 'unhealthy elements'. Authorities fear players may use online games to promote Taiwan's or Tibet's ... messages, Xinhua reports. The committee, which falls under the control of the Ministry of Culture, was set up to help 'cleanse the cultural environment on the internet', the report said. ...

  2. Taiwanese leader 'man of bad faith'

    Posted May 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing has slammed Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian as a man of 'bad faith' after the US praised his inauguration address. 'The whole speech was about Taiwan's status as an independent country,' Taiwan Affairs Office spokesman Zhang Mingqing said. Full report - A5 ...

  3. Stock market rocked by turmoil

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Taiwan's stocks plunged yesterday in response to the weekend's election drama and the uncertainty created by a challenge to the results by defeated candidate Lien Chan. Chen Shui-bian's narrow victory triggered a 6.7 per cent fall in the market. Full report - B1 ...

  4. Protest violence does nothing to further cause

    Posted Apr 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in a similar spirit. The minority, by their misguided attempts to force a confrontation, have let the people down. It is reminiscent of scenes recently witnessed in Taiwan. This is precisely the kind ...

  5. Beijing hits out over US report on Taiwan

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... released annual Pentagon report on the PLA that said the mainland was adding 75 missiles a year to its military deployment opposite Taiwan. It also made an indirect reference to US Assistant ... with Beijing's approach, 'it would be irresponsible of us and of Taiwan's leaders to treat these statements as empty threats', he said. The Pentagon report said Beijing was assembling ...

  6. Online bid to promote Taiwan's UN claim

    Posted Sep 10th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Taiwan's re-entry bid. Representatives of Taiwan's allies and reporters from Taiwanese media outlets in New York were also invited to attend the conference. However, Mr Lin noted that Beijing ... 'Through the online conference, President Chen will be able to firmly relay the desire of the people in our country [to rejoin the UN],' said Lin Chia-lung, director of Taiwan ...

  7. Released papers support claim Taiwan tried to kill Zhou Enlai

    Posted Jul 21st 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... documents that, news reports said, reinforce the mainland's position that Taiwan masterminded a foiled plot to assassinate premier Zhou Enlai. The papers include about 80 documents ... Zhou Ju, who worked at the Hong Kong airport, to place a bomb on the plane while performing routine maintenance. He later fled to Taiwan, the Beijing Times reported in a story about ...

  8. Mainland has plans to capture leadership, says Taiwan premier

    Posted Aug 16th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei The mainland military has been rehearsing an attack known as 'Operation Decapitation' aimed at capturing the leader of Taiwan or sacking Taipei, Taiwanese ... rehearsals for a 'decapitation strike' against Taiwan. 'The fact is that since the Iraqi war, China has been making preparations for so-called decapitation actions targeting ...

  9. Is China hiding the truth again?

    Posted Jan 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pressure. The other day I heard a replay of 'Reflections on Asia' by Harvey Stockwin on Radio 3. He pointed out that China's pressure on others not to allow Taiwan to be an observer at last year's global meeting on Sars organised by the WHO preceded Taiwan's latest call for a referendum. This was a time when all countries should have cooperated to fight Sars; ...

  10. Challenge to Taiwan poll results rejected

    Posted Nov 05th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei High Court decision adds legitimacy to Chen Shui-bian's narrow election win Taiwan's High Court yesterday ruled against an opposition lawsuit seeking to annul ... They also claimed that thousands of police and soldiers had been unable to vote because the authorities put them on special alert after the shooting. Yesterday's verdict, already expected ...




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