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  1. Weapons depot explodes on Taiwan-held island

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... up a special investigation team to look into the cause of the explosion,' he said. The blast occurred just before 9pm and was heard all over the small island, local television reports ... Jacky Hsu An ammunition depot on Taiwan's defensive outpost of Matsu exploded last night, leaving two officers missing Taiwanese media and defence officials said. About 70 servicemen ...

  2. PLA boosts combat training after scrapping of council

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... The report in the PLA Daily, which avoided mentioning Taiwan, came after top mainland leaders and military officers lashed out at Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian for scrapping the council ... the mainland had been angered by Mr Chen's provocative move, it would not resort to non-peaceful means, such as military strikes, against Taiwan. The newspaper also reported on Wednesday ...

  3. PLA in exercises 150km off island

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

    ... Ray Cheung The PLA will launch a joint land-air-sea military exercise later this month 150km off the coast of Taiwan, a Beijing-backed newspaper has reported. The manoeuvres will take ... the exercises would involve about 18,000 troops from three branches of the military, mostly based in the Nanjing military region. Along with special mobile missile deployment units and land forces, ...

  4. Consumers bemused at new varieties of Taiwanese fruit

    Posted May 21st 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai At a supermarket in western Shanghai, a shopper picks up a guava from Taiwan, rubs the skin of the green fruit and asks the clerk at a special counter: 'How ... reported. Chen Yunlin, of the mainland's Taiwan Affairs Office, has called on Taipei to allow direct shipping for the perishable fruit. Taiwan bans direct trade and transport links ...


    Japanese Prime Minister Noda admits 'miscalculation' over Diaoyus

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by TEDDY NG IN BEIJING, Keith Zhai

    ... and Taiwan have already sent ships there. Additional reporting by Ada Lee ... reported that a state event commemorating the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries was likely to go ahead as planned next Thursday. And in an apparent attempt by Beijing ...

  6. Beijing finds pitfalls on the road to African adventures

    Posted May 19th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... to Darfur yet it has appointed a special envoy and plans to send a team of engineers to the country. Additional reporting by Laura Liu Rich future Beijing is looking at increased two-way trade ... Development Bank president Donald Kaberuka said Beijing would provide US$20 billion in infrastructure and trade financing to Africa over the next three years, the Financial Times reported yesterday. ...

  7. Agreeing to disagree is what makes HK special

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Prominent pro-Tibet activist Kate Saunders' speech at the Foreign Correspondents' Club rightly went ahead yesterday. According to the club, Foreign Ministry officials expressed their misgivings over the talk, leading to a delay while it consider ...

  8. Taiwan sends officials to Malawi amid reports of switch in ties

    Posted Dec 25th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan is racing against time to save its four-decade-old relationship with Malawi, which is reportedly considering switching diplomatic recognition to the mainland. Although the Malawian ambassador to Taipei, Thengo Maloya, maintained yesterday there would be no change in bilateral ties, Taiwan has been on high alert and has sent two senior officials ...

  9. Taiwan using internet to recruit spies, says report

    Posted Apr 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... mainlanders have been caught in Taiwan's espionage trap in recent years. The People's Daily group's Global Times newspaper carried a report yesterday saying the island's ... as an intelligence agent when he accepted a request for a stranger to be included on his MSN friends list. Zheng's Taiwanese contact posed as a magazine reporter in South Korea and asked Zheng to send ...

  10. Special suppliers blur boundaries between politics and business

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... scandal over melamine-tainted milk powder. In the distilled liquor trade, business news website Hexun.com reports, 95 per cent of producers possess some sort of special supplier title, whether ... Ed Zhang ed.zhang@scmp.com One prominent feature of the market economy with Chinese characteristics is the common claim by companies to be designated 'special suppliers' ...




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