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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan considers permanent armed ships to patrol disputed Spratly island

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 01:39pm by Reuters in Taipei

    ... Reuters in Taipei Taipei announces it is considering deploying armed naval vessels to South China Sea island it calls Itu Aba, also known as Tai Ping, in move likely to irritate other claimants in the region Taiwan is considering stationing armed vessels permanently on a disputed South China Sea island, officials said, a move bound to renew friction in a region claimed almost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1617574/taiwan-considers-permanent-armed-ships-patrol-disputed-spratly-island
  2. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou calls on Beijing to move towards democracy

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 12:47pm by Reuters in Taipei

    ... Ma Ying-jeou used his speech at Taiwan’s National Day celebrations to discuss the island’s own democratic development in remarks that appeared to show Beijing that Taiwan would never give up its own democracy and rule of law. China and Taiwan have been ruled separately since defeated Nationalist forces fled to the island in 1949 after losing a civil war to the communists. “Such ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1613552/taiwan-president-ma-ying-jeou-calls-beijing-move-toward-democracy
  3. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taipei seeks US help to build advanced submarines

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:39am by Lawrence Chung, Minnie Chan

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Minnie Chan Top defence official signals island wants to build its own vessels amid decade-long purchase delay Taipei sets sights on home-grown submarine plan ... irritate Beijing and affect warming cross-strait relations. At the US-Taiwan Defence Industry Conference in the United States on Monday, Chiu Kuo-cheng, the island's deputy defence minister, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1611680/taipei-seeks-us-help-build-advanced-submarines
  4. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwanese Health Minister Chiu Wen-ta resigns over 'gutter oil' scandal

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 03:36am by Lawrence Chung, LAURA ZHOU

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Laura Zhou Health minister resigns over 'gutter oil' scandal Taiwan's health minister, Chiu Wen-ta, resigned last night over one of the biggest food scandals to rock the island and Hong Kong. His resignation came hours after Taiwanese prosecutors charged eight people over sales of recycled waste oil. Chiu apologised to the public over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1609122/taiwanese-health-minister-chiu-wen-ta-resigns-over-gutter-oil-scandal
  5. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan President orders island-wide pipeline check after deadly Kaohsiung explosions

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 02:09pm by Ada Lee, Minnie Chan

    ... President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday ordered the government to review the safety of underground pipelines and cables across the island amid public concerns about poor management following deadly gas explosions in Kaohsiung on Thursday. The order came as the government said LCY Chemical, one of the island's key gas suppliers, had never notified the Kaohsiung government about the location ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1564903/buildings-jumped-kaoshiung-gas-blasts-ripped-roads-residents-recall
  6. News - China - TAIWAN

    Beijing's top Taiwan man Zhang Zhijun visits island for first time

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:51pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... foot on the island, which has had a fraught relationship with Beijing. The arrival of Zhang Zhijun, director of the State Council's Taiwan Affairs Office, was considered an important step ... said George Tsai, a political science professor at the Chinese Culture University in Taipei. Zhang's four-day trip will skip the island's capital of Taipei, taking him instead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1539812/beijings-top-taiwan-man-zhang-zhijun-visits-island-first-time
  7. News - China - TAIWAN

    Recycled cooking oil of supplier caught up in Taiwan food scandal passes government test

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:37pm by Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com

    ... including restaurants, bakeries and food plants were found to have used “gutter oil” in products – has passed a government test of its recycled lard oil. Fears over food safety on the island came ... a huge variety of food products, including mooncakes, dumplings, instant noodles and buns. Taiwan's government has ordered checks on all of the island's 100,000 food manufacturing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1587865/recycled-cooking-oil-supplier-caught-taiwan-food-scandal-passes
  8. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwanese playboy Justin Lee handed 80-year prison term for rape

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 05:15pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com High Court slaps wealthy scion with harshest sentence in years for sexually assaulting and taping 20 women In a rare decision, Taiwan’s High Court on Tuesday sentenced socialite Justin Lee, heir to one of the island’s richest men, to 79 years and seven months in prison for raping and illegally making sex tapes of 20 women. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1583748/taiwanese-socialite-justin-lee-handed-80-year-prison-term-date-rapes
  9. News - China - TAIWAN

    ‘I only followed instructions’: Sacked Taiwan official denies charges of spying for Beijing

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 02:39pm by AFP

    ... dissidents were persecuted as spies for communists. Taiwan and the mainland split in 1949 after a civil war, although Beijing still considers the self-ruled island part of its territory awaiting ... claim against Chang. The scandal came after Beijing's top official in charge of Taiwan affairs, Zhang Zhijun- the most senior Chinese official ever to visit the island- paid a landmark ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1579124/i-only-followed-instructions-sacked-taiwan-official-fights-accusations-he
  10. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council urges end to speculation over official’s alleged China leaks

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 07:32pm by Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com

    ... a chief negotiator representing the island in trade economic talks with the mainland, denies the claims, saying that what he did was in line with council policy, and that he had reported all his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580592/taiwans-mainland-affairs-council-urges-end-speculation-over-officials

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