Ray Cheung

Cream of PLA gets foreign experience

More than 100 of the PLA's best and brightest young officers were recently sent around the globe for training by foreign militaries in an attempt to broaden the horizons of the future commanders.

Thursday, 6 January, 2005, 12:00am

On the cutting edge of campaigning

Getting up close and personal in her campaign for re-election as one of Taichung city's national legislators took on a dangerous edge for the People First Party's Shen Chih-hui.

On October 29, the four-term lawmaker was stabbed repeatedly as she shook hands with residents during a campaign stop.

8 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Plaza the perfect place to make a song and dance about beliefs

Taiwan's newest - and perhaps largest - karaoke venue lets people literally sing out in protest.

The plaza outside the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a police-sanctioned protest zone set up by the opposition after demonstrators were forced to leave the area near the Presidential Office at the weekend.

30 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Law against illegal land sales must be enacted, rural officials told

Local governments have been urged to stop all illegal land sales by next month in a bid to curb unchecked development of China's rural regions.

A Ministry of Land and Resources circular urged local governments to follow Beijing's decision last July to suspend approvals of new development zones and to close some existing ones.

22 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Confessions and emotion, but not much insight on justice

The mainland's show-and-tell sessions with seven men accused of spying for Taiwan were nothing if not unusual.

In a legal system normally closed to the public for even minor crimes, it is unheard of for foreign journalists to be invited for a question-and-answer session with alleged enemies of the state.

17 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Six killed in teens' bomb plot

Six people died and eight were injured after a gang of teenagers accidentally set off a home-made bomb in Guangxi.

The blast happened in Rongxian county when the junior high school students mishandled explosives they had planned to use in a revenge attack on a rival gang, according to the Nanguo Morning News.

10 Feb 2002 - 12:00am