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Chinese Numbered Policies

Political talks get closer after forum

Cross-strait talks are set to approach the so-called 'deep water zone' after complex political issues were raised for discussion for the first time in a recent partisan meeting in Harbin, capital of northeastern Heilongjiang province.

Tuesday, 31 July, 2012, 12:00am

New 'office' talk between Taipei and Beijing

Taiwan and the mainland yesterday marked the fourth anniversary of the resumption of talks through their respective semi-official agencies, with both sides realising they will have to swap representative offices if they are to continue to develop ties.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Ma must set right pace for closer ties

Second terms are rarely easy for leaders of democracies. The one Taiwan's president Ma Ying-jeou has embarked on will be especially challenging, starting as it has with island-wide protests against his policies and record low opinion poll ratings.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Taiwan's economic standstill belies Ma's pledge of growth

Re-elected by a solid margin in January, Taiwan's president, Ma Ying-jeou, began his second term on Sunday with dismal approval ratings that may augur a difficult second term.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

Ma delivers no surprises with cross-strait policy

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou struck a cautious note yesterday in delivering his cross-strait policy that promises little change, as he began his second term amid protests across the island.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

Ma likely to keep to the status quo

Ma Ying-jeou will be speaking to multiple audiences today when he gives a speech following his inauguration to a second four-year term as Taiwan's president.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Every which way but one

Pressure has been mounting on Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou since his emissary to Beijing proposed that relations with the mainland be redefined as 'one country, two areas'.

4 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Beijing open to 'one country, two areas' concept

Beijing has said it will not rule out talking with Taipei about the controversial 'one country, two areas' concept recently brought up by the honorary chairman of Taiwan's Kuomintang, Wu Poh-hsiung.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Beijing wants 'one China' concept locked in

Mainland authorities plan to solidify the 'one China framework' to prepare for the next stage of developing cross-strait relations.

Analysts say Beijing wants to ensure that future political dialogue between the two sides and any agreements signed, including an eventual peace accord, do not deviate from the one-China line.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Deft moves

Just 40 years ago, US president Richard Nixon arrived in Beijing for what he immodestly but accurately called 'the week that changed the world'. Knowledgeable observers knew that the success of the visit - so crucial to Nixon's 1972 re-election campaign - would turn on how he and his national security adviser, Henry Kissinger, dealt with the status of Taiwan.

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am