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    China frees Tibetan activist and jails Guangdong cult member

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 05:52am by Patrick Boehler

    ... following Xi Jinping’s austerity measures. Civil Society Dissent Magazine Women’s rights are at risk in China, writes Leta Hong Fincher. Radio Free Asia A Tibetan political activist is freed after ... stakes in local banks. Asia Sentinel on the role a youth movement played in thwarting Want Want's attempt to take over Jimmy Lai's Taiwan media operations. IT Sina Tech* via TechInAsia ...

  2. 83pc in HK oppose Taiwan independence

    Posted Mar 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung More than 80 per cent of Hong Kong people are opposed to Taiwan's independence, the highest recorded since the University of Hong Kong started the tracking survey ... by the university's public opinion programme, interviewed 1,026 people between March 2 and 8. Findings showed 83 per cent of respondents said they opposed Taiwan's independence, up 5 points from ...

  3. Days of reckoning

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... who voted for Mr Chen, his provocative approach in pushing for gradual independence may not be wise or realistic. Nor do they have great confidence in the DPP's competence and ability to deliver good policies and quick results in the next four years. But the fact that their support for the pro-independence party did not waver, despite the stern warning from Beijing of dire ...

  4. Chen must heal after dividing and conquering

    Posted Mar 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Allen T. Cheng in Taipei The president should work with the defeated camp in the pressing task to reunite Taiwan, according to political analysts on the island. 'The split is too difficult to heal,' said Wei Wou, dean of the School of Internatio ...

  5. Voters appear unmoved by opposition visits to mainland

    Posted May 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the political impact on the island of the two recent visits,' said an analyst from the Taiwan Institute under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. That the pro-independence DPP took first place ... of which is the only task of the specially elected National Assembly. The smaller parties, such as the PFP and the hardline pro-independence Taiwan Solidarity Union, oppose them. ...

  6. Where the Kuomintang is despised

    Posted Dec 08th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... sitting in Zhongshan Park in the southern city of Pingtung. The Pingtung electoral district is one of the main strongholds of the DPP and the Taiwanese independence movement. The DPP and its ... Taiwanese legislative election. As much as 40 per cent of the electorate might be undecided, but the two retired farmers say they will support candidates from the ruling pro-independence Democratic ...

  7. Stepping back from the brink

    Posted Dec 14th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The Kuomintang triumph over the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party in Taiwan was as much a surprise to the winners as the losers. In the days leading up ... and fight the war for Taiwan independence'. Ten minutes later, a chain of firecrackers went off, the first of the evening. After that, the din of music and the popping of firecrackers made ...

  8. 'China' to be deleted from state firms' titles

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... party's informal ally, the Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU), prepared to mobilise some 100,000 supporters to take part in a pro-independence rally in the capital. The declaration was perceived by critics as an attempt to prevent the TSU from winning votes from hardline independence activists ahead of this Saturday's legislative election. It was expected to spark concerns ...

  9. Official warns of 'independence adventurism'

    Posted Feb 20th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... President] Chen Shui-bian's government intensify its push for the separatist movement of Taiwanese independence, and conspire to carry out Taiwanese independence adventures.' 'The struggles between Taiwanese independence forces and anti-Taiwanese independence forces were unprecedentedly intense,' Xinhua quoted Mr Li saying. Without mentioning the island's ...

  10. KMT nomination race likely to be heated

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... presidential term in 2008. A year later, Ma asked Chu to seek the Xinbei mayorship. Chu captured the post by beating Tsai Ing-wen, the outgoing chairwoman of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive ...




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