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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan's envoy to US defends 'shield' of strategic ambiguity

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington King Pu-tsung says cautious dealing with China and strong ties to US are 'pragmatic' for survival Surprise envoy to US defends ambiguous role ... surprised the US and China- the rival powers who underpin Taiwan's security and economy. King has highlighted the importance of the "strategic ambiguity" that the island of 23 million ...

  2. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan rejects political party named after Jeremy Lin

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 03:10pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Taiwanese authorities have rejected an application to set up a new political party named after Asian-American basketball hero Jeremy Lin, officials said ... no political party is allowed to use an individual’s name as it may mislead the public,” said Lin Ching-chi, deputy chief of the department. Officials said the party had mainly aimed to pursue the goal ...

  3. News - China - TAIWAN

    US Republican Party's backing for Taiwan angers Beijing

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... 'friendly and positive position' U.S. Republicans' Taiwan backing angers Beijing The US Republican Party's reiteration of its support for Taiwan as "a sound democracy ... China were to violate those principles, the US, in accordance with the Taiwan Relations Act, would help Taiwan defend itself," the party's policy statement said. Analysts, however, ...

  4. Leaked cables expose political infighting

    Posted Sep 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com A string of US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks relating to Taiwan has triggered a political furore on the island that is set ... President Ma Ying-jeou's proposal that the mainland 'offer to eliminate' more than 1,000 missiles targeting the island in exchange for an end to US arms sales to Taipei. In a meeting ...

  5. US picks veteran to head de facto Taiwan embassy

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that move could be an indication of souring US-Taiwan ties, given Marut's relatively low ranking compared with all of his 11 predecessors based in Taiwan, and amid an ongoing US-Taiwan row over an import ban on US beef. Marut, who will officially replace William Stanton and take office in August, has been in the foreign service for 27 years, according to the American Institute in Taiwan, ...

  6. News - China - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Bipartisan US promises please Taipei

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by LAWRENCE CHUNG IN TAIPEI

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Vows of US support please Taipei The Taiwanese government of President Ma Ying-jeou was happy to hear it could continue relying on bipartisan support from the United States regardless of which candidate wins its presidential election in November. That was the message from Taipei after US President Barack Obama said during his ...

  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    US envoy to resume trade talks in Taiwan

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Farmers warn against President Ma Ying-jeou bowing to US pressure on pork ban as both countries move to strengthen economic ties U.S. envoy to resume trade talks in Taiwan Taiwan and the US will resume trade talks tomorrow after a five-year hiatus, building on a fresh high in relations late last year when Washington extended the waiving ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Residents upset US visa-free status continues to evade HK

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... for lifting its ban on US beef earlier this year. Richard Hu, an associate professor from the University of Hong Kong's politics and public administration department, said the move would boost tourism from Taiwan to the US, but that the decision was more a politically motivated gesture than an economic-based decision. "Hong Kong already has the 10-year multiple entry visa ...

  9. News - China - TAIWAN

    US seizes two homes linked to Taiwan’s Chen Shui-bian

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 04:44pm by AFP

    ... claims stemming from his two terms as president between 2000 and 2008. He and his relatives have been accused of laundering millions of US dollars by sending political donations and secret ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US authorities have seized two residences worth US$2.1 million bought by the family of Taiwan’s jailed ex-president Chen Shui-bian with alleged bribe ...

  10. US needs to make up its mind about Taiwan

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Taiwan buy the newer versions, the US merely agreed to retrofit the 146 older models already in Taipei's fleet. That decision was a blow to President Ma Ying-jeou, who, since his election in 2008, has gone to great lengths to cultivate better relations with mainland China and reduce tensions in the Taiwan Strait- measures that US officials clearly endorsed. Although Ma has adopted ...




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