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  1. All that glitters is bad news for Wen watchers

    Posted Nov 19th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Nothing is more politically sensitive and riskier on the mainland than publicly speculating about the personal lives and family members of top government and Communist Party leaders. The official media is banned from carrying anything except for officially sanctioned bits of information and offenders risk the peril of heavy official retribution. But fewer things arouse ...

  2. News - China - TAIWAN

    Students vow to continue Taiwan parliament protest after deadline to meet demands ignored

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 03:29pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... main opposition party. The students gave Ma and legislative speaker Wang Jin-pyng an ultimatum on Thursday to agree to their demands by noon today day or face an escalation of the protest. ... at the rally bearing the names of candidates contesting local government elections slated for later this year. Ma asked to meet Wang in the morning to discuss the stand-off, but the speaker refused, ...

  3. Lawmakers try to revive Ma-Wang poll ticket

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan's Kuomintang legislators yesterday called on legislature Speaker Wang Jin-pyng to reconsider his decision not to run alongside KMT presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou. But their appeals were rejected by an annoyed Ma, who said Mr Wang had already turned down an offer to be his running mate and he wanted no more matchmaking between him ...


    Taiwan would 'expel' mainland trawlers under Japan fishing deal

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 05:51pm by Minnie Chan

    ... the fishing deal, the minister of Taiwan's Coast Guard Administration, Wang Jin-wang, said the vessels "will be expelled". "All other vessels entering the territorial waters of the Diaoyus will be expelled according to the law," Wang was quoted by the China Times as saying. The agreement assured Taiwanese vessels an intervention-free fishing zone in waters between ...

  5. Taste of the orient - chewy patties instead of a bun

    Posted Mar 21st 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with aloe vera. Scary thought or appetising proposition? You decide. ...

  6. News - China - CROSS-STRAIT TIES

    Taiwan's president rules out seeking independence

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... or Taiwan's independence, within or outside" Taiwan, he said at an event in Taipei marking the 20th anniversary of the "Wang-Koo summit". The historic summit, held in Singapore in April 1993, was hailed as a landmark attempt by Beijing and Taipei to mend fences since a civil war ended in 1949. The two sides were represented by Wang Daohan, chairman of the Association ...

  7. Exile's parents to see him in Taiwan

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Wang Dan, a former leader of the mainland pro-democracy movement, plans to have a family reunion with his parents in Taiwan- possibly late next month. Wang, exiled by the mainland and currently a visiting scholar at National Cheng Kung University in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan, announced yesterday on the social ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Taiwan's new Mainland Affairs Council chairman fails photo test

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... official for cross-strait affairs took his oath of office yesterday, but was immediately attacked by the opposition for failing to identify photos of most of Beijing's top politicians. Wang ... Affairs Council. Wang was shown photos of the nine members of the Communist Party's Politburo Standing Committee, but could recognise only two. Among those he failed to identify ...

  9. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan’s new point man on Beijing fails ID test

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 03:16pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... photos of most of Beijing’s top politicians. Wang Yu-chi, a trusted confidant of President Ma Ying-jeou who served as his spokesman from 2008 to 2010, was criticised in parliament immediately after being sworn in as chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council. Wang was shown photos of the top nine members of the Beijing leadership but could recognise only two. Among those he failed ...

  10. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan's all-volunteer military could leave garrisons short

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Administration chief Wang Chin-wang briefed legislators on the voluntary recruitment system and other defence affairs. Wang said it was not currently a problem because his administration could still send ... to withdraw marines to reduce tensions in the region. But all coastguard troops have either received marine training or have been retired marines. Wang admitted the problem would surface once ...




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