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  1. Mainland charities to surpass HK, Taiwanese groups in 10 years

    Posted Nov 24th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Charity work by NGOs on the mainland will surpass that by Hong Kong and Taiwanese organisations within 10 years, said one Taiwanese charity's founder and president ... Taiwanese Charity Fund to attend an award ceremony earlier in Hong Kong in praise of his contribution to cross-strait charity work. 'One thing I am very happy about is that I found mainland ...

  2. Taiwanese cabinet backs relaxed rules for mainland spouses

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung, Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan and Lawrence Chung in Taipei The Taiwanese cabinet yesterday approved revisions to laws that will largely ease residence and working restrictions on the mainland spouses of Taiwanese people. Under the revisions, which still need the legislature's approval, mainland spouses will be able to get Taiwanese identity cards after living on the island for six years rather ...

  3. Loveless Taiwanese men yearn for cross-strait ties

    Posted Jul 16th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Montlake

    ... Seven years on, they have three children who live with them and Tsai's extended Taiwanese family. But far from being oddities in Shihding, a farming community of 7,800 people, ... 'Taiwanese women are too difficult. They won't take care of my parents when they get old. In Vietnam, it's more like Taiwan was in the 1960s, the traditions are still strong,' he said. ...

  4. Taiwanese activists set off on Diaoyu protest voyage

    Posted Aug 17th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei A group of Taiwanese activists last night set sail for the disputed Diaoyu Islands to conduct a protest against the Japanese prime minister's latest visit ... of the council of Yungho township in Taipei county. 'It is also aimed at showing our anger and strong dissatisfaction over the Japanese coastguard's long-term suppression of Taiwanese fishermen ...

  5. Taiwanese rally against planned US arms deal

    Posted Nov 01st 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei About 100 activists, led by several dozen academics, held a demonstration outside the legislature building in Taipei yesterday to protest against Taiwan's planned arms deal with the US. Shouting 'peace' and 'better ...

  6. Cross-strait operation smashes prostitution rings

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... mainland women. Acting on a tip from Taiwan's immigration department in February, police in Fujian spent five months investigating the rings. They were allegedly headed by Taiwanese nationals Wang Chun-hsiang and Lee Ming-lung, the ministry said. Police suspect the victims were told the gangs could arrange marriage to Taiwanese men. But after the women were sent to the island, ...

  7. Singled out

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... (CEPD) forecasts that the Taiwanese population will peak at 23.84 million in 2026 and will fall to 20.29 million by 2056. 'The low birth rate is a serious national security threat,' ... to the United States. And we do not know what our identity is. A Frenchman knows he is French and a Briton that he is British. But what are we? Are we Taiwanese or Chinese? 'Then the future ...

  8. Bride and prejudice

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... wives of Taiwanese men. These women are the biggest wave of immigrants to Taiwan since the arrival of Chiang Kai-shek, his government and his army in 1949. The influx began in the mid-1980s, ... unaccustomed to non-Chinese immigrants. The wave of wives also reflects the increasing freedom of Taiwanese women, more of whom graduate from university than men. Many choose not to marry and, ...

  9. Ex-vice-premier set to run with DPP nominee

    Posted May 08th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Former Taiwanese vice-premier Yeh Chu-lan is strongly tipped to be the running mate of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's presidential nominee, former premier Frank Hsieh Chang-ting. The 57-year-old politician was the first DPP heavyweight to endorse Mr Hsieh when he declared his intention to run for president. After winning the first stage ...

  10. Not much to celebrate as blind activist turns 40

    Posted Nov 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Blind 'barefoot' lawyer Chen Guangcheng may have many thousands of admirers, but there will be no party for him turning 40 today. Persecuted by local officials for exposing forced abortions and sterilisations affecting ...




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