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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. Local's hopes end in quarter-finals

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong's sole presence in the men's singles, Yu Hiu-tung, could not keep the flag flying as he was bundled out in the quarter-finals by Taiwan's Wang Yeu-tzuoo. Wang defeated Yu in straight sets, winning 6-2, 6-3. The women fared little better, with both Zhang Ling and Yang Zijun losing their matches in straight sets. Zhang was ousted ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. News - China - CROSS-STRAIT AFFAIRS

    DPP's Frank Hsieh meets Beijing's Taiwan affairs chief

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... in four years. Xinhua quoted the office's spokesman, Yang Yi, as saying: "State Council Taiwan Affairs Office Director Wang Yi met Mr Hsieh Chang-ting in Beijing today," emphasising ... on cross-strait affairs, Wang Yi, met the Taiwanese opposition heavyweight Frank Hsieh Chang-ting in Beijing last night. Hsieh, a former premier of Taiwan, is the most senior representative ...

  5. Taiwan fumes over barred athlete

    Posted Nov 19th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... never do anything that would disqualify Yang. 'We are watching the case closely and will do all we can to help settle the issue,' Wang said. The mainland hoped Taiwan would win as many ... Some suspect the mainland, which is hosting the Games, played a role in the fiasco. Taiwanese authorities threatened legal action after gold medal hopeful Yang Shu-chun, 25, was disqualified, ...

  6. News - China - MARITIME INCIDENT

    Beijing caught in the crossfire over killing of Taiwanese fisherman

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... action to back up the island or stick to verbal condemnation? The mainland supports all efforts to protect the rights...of fishermen from both sides Yang Yi, Taiwan Office Spokesman ... to support Taiwan, State Council Taiwan Affairs Office spokesman Yang Yi said it was an "obligation" for the mainland to protect the safety and interests of Taiwanese compatriots. "The ...

  7. Son of Taiwan tycoon shelves presidency bid

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

    ... chances,' Winston Wang Weng-yang, the tycoon's eldest son, said. Reports of Mr Wang's ambitions had rocked the island's political circles because his father, who heads the Formosa ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The son of Taiwanese petrochemical tycoon Wang Yung-ching has shelved plans to run for the island's presidency in March, saying there is no room ...

  8. Islanders vote to allow Taiwan's first casino

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of 1,795, voted 'yes' in a referendum. A total of 1,341 voted against the move and 28 cast invalid votes, according to Yang Sui-sheng, head of Matsu county, local media reported. He said ... in 1949. Yang said it was planned to build the casino on the same site as Matsu's most famous monument- the War Peace Memorial Park. He said investors from the US, Hong Kong and Macau had ...

  9. Banished tycoon tests the water for presidency

    Posted Oct 01st 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Winston Wang Wen-yang, the son of Taiwan's petrochemical tycoon Wang Yung-ching, has rocked the island's political circles by revealing his interest in running ... (DPP) and Ma Ying-jeou of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT), if he decides to run for president. According to Taiwanese media, Mr Wang, who developed his multi-billion US dollar business empire ...

  10. Lunar liftoff significant, say analysts in Taiwan

    Posted Oct 25th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... for the mainland as far as the space programme is concerned,' said Andrew Yang Nien-dzu, secretary general of the Chinese Council of Advanced Policy Studies in Taipei. Professor Yang, a military ... in the future', which was something worth noting. Alexander Wang Chieh-cheng, professor of strategic studies and director of the Graduate Institute of American Studies of Tamkang University, said ...




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