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  1. Keeping the Pacific peace

    Posted Jul 08th 2006, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... went surveying, American forces finished a training exercise from their base on Guam. It was their largest operation in the western Pacific since the Vietnam war. Exercise Valiant Shield ... impressed'. No doubt the Pentagon hopes they were. It does not want China's generals to harbour any doubts about America's intentions and capabilities. Beijing is upgrading its military ...

  2. Fuzhou drums up participation in cross-strait trade fair

    Posted Mar 20th 2010, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun A government delegation from Fuzhou was in Hong Kong yesterday to persuade local businesses to attend the annual cross-strait trade fair to be held in the capital of Fujian ... interest in taking part in the 12th Cross-Straits Fair for Economy and Trade, the largest of its kind in the country. The event will be held at the newly built Fuzhou Strait International ...

  3. Cross-strait thaw needn't freeze out Hong Kong

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The thaw in cross-strait relations augurs well for the future on both sides and for stability in the region. But it will exact an immediate economic price on Hong Kong. Our city has ... the southern provinces grow even more prosperous as wealth migrates inland to the traditionally poorer central and western provinces. That would be a formidable economy that would rival the greatest ...

  4. News - China

    China congress highlights contrast with Taiwan

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 03:27pm by Associated Press in Taipei

    ... on Thursday, President Hu Jintao said China would never adopt a Western-style political system. “There is a contest of ideology between China and Taiwan,” said political scientist George Tsai ...

  5. Don't play politics with cross-strait trade

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... renewed cross-strait negotiations and softened his stance on holding a referendum on constitutional reforms; mainland officials, however, insisted that Mr Chen lacked credibility and harboured ... Cross-strait trade and business activities have consistently thrived in recent times, in spite of ups and downs in the political relationship between Taiwan and the mainland. It is one ...

  6. PLA put on combat alert over island's crisis

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... March 20, the Taiwan authorities willfully held the so-called 'peace referendum' in a provocative attempt to undermine cross-strait relations and split the motherland. The referendum ... believe the crisis has dealt a major blow to Mr Chen. 'When Chen was first elected as president in 2000, he was hailed as a freedom fighter and democracy champion by the western media ...

  7. Time for right-of-abode restrictions to be eased

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their other halves on the island. The system has been deliberately designed to deter, rather than invite, mainlanders seeking family reunion in Taiwan. However, the thaw in cross-strait relations has ... for foreigners- especially westerners- to come and work in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau than our mainland cousins. For example, our city's immigration scheme for quality mainland migrants has tougher ...

  8. PLA build-up spurred by 'foreign threats'

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... yesterday. Tang Shubei, former deputy secretary general of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait, told a forum on cross-strait relations in Hong Kong that mainland leaders had strived all along to achieve unification by peaceful means and definitely did not want to use force against Taiwan. 'But the actual situation is that there are some western countries and some ...

  9. Taiwan kicks off annual five-day war games

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan began an annual five-day military drill involving 100,000 soldiers and reservists that simulates attacks from the mainland despite warming cross-strait relations. Dubbed Han Kuang Operation No 27, the first phase of a live-fire war game started in western, eastern and northern Taiwan yesterday, with the air force and the army launching ...

  10. Conflict with Taiwan unlikely in the short term, say analysts

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung, Minnie Chan

    ... Below, Lawrence Chung and Minnie Chan look at cross-strait tensions Cross-strait military conflict is unlikely in the near term despite the mainland's rapid arms build-up and growing ... as an attempt to change the cross-strait status quo and Mr Chen's UN membership bid has further provoked the mainland, which has warned the holding of a referendum could see it resort to its ...




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