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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taipei mayoral hopeful Sean Lien distances self from president Ma Ying-jeou over student protests

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:15am by Lawrence Chung

    ... honorary chairman of the Kuomintang. "The student movement will eventually come to an end," said Sean Lien Sheng-wen, a front runner in November's mayoral election in Taipei. ... the 44-year-old running neck and neck with his main political rival, Ko Wen-je, a popular doctor at National Taiwan University Hospital. Although many Taiwanese think of Lien as the pampered scion ...

  2. Need to know

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... week, mayor says A call is made for the central government to reassess its verdict on the Tiananmen Square crackdown Premier Wen Jiabao: a lover of poetry Today in congress Joint news conference ...

  3. Beijing wise to tread cautiously amid crisis

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao had few surprises when he laid out his agenda for the coming year at the opening of the National People's Congress yesterday. He acknowledged that the global ... the determination to act. Mr Wen's work report clearly showed the will to turn around the losses. He announced comprehensive spending plans centred on social welfare and consumption. In the long term, ...

  4. Red carpet for Pacific island leader in Taipei

    Posted Apr 11th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... friend to us, and his visit can further cement bilateral ties,' Mr Lu said. But critics said the recent offer by Premier Wen Jiabao of US$374 million in loans to its allies in the Pacific region was the main reason why the government saw Mr Note's trip as significant. In a bid to step up its influence in that region and squeeze out Taiwan, Mr Wen held talks with eight South ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of appointment as Hong Kong's next chief executive from Premier Wen Jiabao. During his first official visit, two weeks after being elected, Leung is expected to meet President Hu Jintao, ... So far only one DPP member, former Tainan county commissioner Su Huan-chih, has declared his candidacy for the party's top post, which Dr Tsai Ing-wen relinquished after losing ...

  6. Taiwanese seek talks on Fujian zone plan

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... agreements signed by the two sides since Ma took office in 2008. The Pingtan project was first suggested in 2003 as part of a plan to develop Fujian. President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao have ...

  7. Ma puts the heat on Tsai Ing-wen in election debate

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou used the third and final round of a widely watched televised presidential debate to challenge Democratic Progressive Party opponent Dr Tsai Ing-wen to spell out her stand on independence for the island. Ma, seeking a second term in the January 14 poll, demanded yesterday that Tsai explain exactly what ...

  8. Taiwan says too soon for cross-strait political talks

    Posted Aug 07th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... talks with the island. Premier Wen Jiabao said in March that Beijing was ready to talk with Taiwan on political and military issues aimed at ending cross-strait hostility and paving the way ... will break his promise by holding reunification talks with China during his presidency,' Democratic Progressive Party spokesman Cheng Wen-tsan said. Mr Ma vowed in his inaugural speech in May ...

  9. Ma and Chen exchange fire over role of '1992 consensus'

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Centre. He said the fact that Mr Hu and Premier Wen Jiabao had acknowledged the consensus in their recent statements meant the chances for the two sides to resume talks based on this understanding would be good. 'It is not easy for Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao to publicly mention this term as a kind of substitute for the one-China principle,' he said, noting that the mainland had ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TAIWAN

    Is Ma's Taiwan presidency going down the drain, or can complaints lead to repairs?

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 11:32am by Lawrence Chung

    ... was reportedly furious. Cabinet spokeswoman Cheng Li-wen described him as “indignant”. The premier called Culture Minister Lung Ying-tai to express his displeasure and immediately demanded the urinal ...




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