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  1. Taiwan-US rift seen as 'fleeting irritation'

    Posted May 05th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Washington's transit snub serves to punish Chen alone- not the island as a whole, say analysts Taiwan's relations with its closest ally, the United States, have taken a beating due to Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian's decision to avoid passing through the US at all after being denied permission to stop over in a major US city on his ...

  2. Taiwan president's trip in doubt as US ponders a snub

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... yesterday when asked about the progress of negotiations with the US for a stopover. Last night Taiwanese authorities were still negotiating with the United States over Mr Chen's plan to stop there on his way to Paraguay and Costa Rica. He was scheduled to leave Taiwan today. The US State Department said on Monday that Washington had agreed to Mr Chen's request for stopovers on his way ...

  3. Chen left out in cold as island's US ties hit low

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... yesterday that the delay was due mainly to mainland pressure and the 'difficulty' the United States faced in dealing with such serious issues as Iran and North Korea's nuclear ... because he repeatedly breached Washington's trust and provoked the mainland. Taiwanese media said Mr Chen had insisted on making a transit stop in New York despite US objections. The United ...

  4. US 'moves on' from council drama

    Posted Mar 10th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Unification Council has ceased to function,' said Richard Armitage, a former US deputy secretary of state. 'If there was a reason for it to function, it could re-function again.' ... to function' and its guidelines 'ceases to apply' as the Taiwanese leader's first step towards independence- prompted the US to demand that the island state clearly whether the council ...

  5. Taiwan celebrates with Ang Lee

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Champagne corks popped and firecrackers were lit yesterday in Taiwan as Ang Lee became the first Asian to win the best directing honour at the Academy Awards. 'Yeah, he got it, he got it,' shouted the director's you ...

  6. Island's 'sovereign status' to be enshrined in textbooks

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... of the Republic of China. The 1951 treaty, initiated by the United States, did not specify the legal successor government of Taiwan. ...

  7. News - China - Arts & Culture

    Taiwan threatens to cancel crown jewels exhibit in Japan over publicity mistake

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 08:32pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... not enacted any law guaranteeing their safe return. Taiwan’s National Palace Museum since the 1990s has loaned its artefacts to the United States, France, Germany and Austria, all of which used ...

  8. Chen expected to scrap reunification body today

    Posted Feb 27th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... warnings by the United States and the mainland. Mr Chen will preside over a National Security Council meeting this afternoon in which a decision will be made on what to do with the reunification ... the mutual trust between Taiwan and the United States, Mr Chen should put more effort into resolving the island's domestic and financial problems. The pro-unification opposition People First ...

  9. Taiwan drops plans to extend missile reach to Shanghai and HK

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Patriot PAC-2 anti-missile systems and Avenger air defence missiles, come from the United States. It has also obtained MICA air-to-air missiles and Matra air-to-air missiles from France. In the line of fire The mainland reportedly has more than 1,300 missiles aimed at Taiwan The United States and Taiwan say this number grows each year by about: 100 ...

  10. To mend fences, Ma to keep stops low key in the US

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... stays in the United States, he said. 'It is an important step for Taiwan to rebuild trust with the US,' said Dr Wu, who was made the island's top envoy to the US by then president ... would not file news reports from the United States. That comment prompted harsh criticism from the opposition Democratic Progressive Party, which accused Mr Ma of belittling the island in order ...




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