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  1. We will not give Beijing an excuse for war: Taipei official

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Joseph Wu says more goodwill gestures aimed at securing talks will be announced Taiwan will avoid doing anything to provoke a war with the mainland, Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) head Joseph Wu Jau-shieh said yesterday. 'We will not give the mainland a pretext' to start a war said Mr Wu in Taipei. 'If the mainland wants to have a war against ...

  2. Party's library is a rich source of war records

    Posted Aug 16th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... against the Japanese invasion of China. In a commemorative exhibition at the library, large photos show in chronological order the start of the eight-year war against Japan with the Marco Polo Bridge Incident on July 7, 1937, as well as the victory in the Battle of Taierzhuang on April 6, 1938. There are also pictorial and written accounts of the final stage of the war, when China ...

  3. Firebrand fights lonely war against 'wicked' reforms

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui Veteran communist firebrand Yu Quanyu is pretty much a lone voice in today's China. The high-profile political theorist, former senior propaganda official and revolutionary has played a major part in shaping public opinion, but the 71-year-old from Si-chuan is now waging a largely solitary war to stop the mainland straying from the communist ideals for which he ...

  4. Chen 'at risk of war' with mainland

    Posted Jul 31st 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... risks war with the mainland if he pursues his plan to adopt a new constitution by 2008. In an interview published by the China Daily yesterday, Wang Zaixi, Vice-Minister of the State ... new term- an agenda that would make war inevitable. Mr Wang was quoted as saying in the interview that Mr Chen 'has not substantially changed his separatist scheme, although he used ...

  5. War on party graft to be stepped up

    Posted Oct 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting Disciplinary chief vows action after high-level scandal The disciplinary chief has vowed to intensify an anti-corruption campaign among party leaders as the nation's leaders seek stability through party reform. Rigorous inspection of party l ...

  6. Don't repeat past conflicts, says Taiwan's leader

    Posted Apr 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... of the past. 'It would be a great tragedy for mankind if the people of the Chinese race waged a civil war again,' Mr Ma said in an interview in Taipei's China Times yesterday. He spoke of the bitter memory of the civil war that ended in 1949, during which a million people were killed in the battle between the Kuomintang and the Communist forces. His comments came on the eve ...

  7. Commander's main test is cross-strait balancing act

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... made it clear that the PLA's one and only priority is to prepare for and win a war. The anti-secession law, to be passed today, will give the PLA the legal basis to attack Taiwan ...

  8. Political reform with Chinese characteristics is intriguing talk

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing It has become routine that top mainland leaders renew pledges to push ahead with political reform during the parliamentary plenary sessions. This year is no exception. Although the promises still lack specific details as they did i ...

  9. Taiwan's top negotiator withdraws resignation

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Taipei The man credited with the easing of tensions between Taipei and Beijing has confirmed he will stay on after Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou paid him a high-profile visit yesterday and pleaded with him not to resign. Straits Exchang ...

  10. Taiwan's envoy faces calls to quit over son's business on mainland

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan's top envoy to the mainland, Chiang Pin-kung, has come under pressure from the pro-independence camp to step down over an alleged conflict of interest, days before the third cross-strait summit starts. 'Now that h ...




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