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Republic of China

Respect our interests on Taiwan and Tibet issues, Beijing tells Clinton

State Councillor Dai Bingguo yesterday urged the United States to respect Beijing's interests when dealing with Taiwan and Tibet issues, amid rising tensions between the two sides after US President Barack Obama met the Dalai Lama this month.

Tuesday, 26 July, 2011, 12:00am

Survey points to factory slowdown

Manufacturing in the mainland has shrunk for the first time in a year amid economic tightening, with fears the worst is yet to come.

The HSBC/Markit twice-monthly survey of the purchasing managers' index, known as the 'flash PMI', fell to 48.9 earlier this month from 50.1 last month. A figure below 50 indicates manufacturing is contracting.

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Senior government officials feather their retirement nests

Officials in Beijing haven't implemented many new reform policies since they began talking about building an innovative society.

But some have become very innovative since they retired.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Suspect charities face new shake-up

A crackdown is looming for rogue charities that require compulsory donations or fix donation quotas, as a wave of public activism uncovers more misconduct among philanthropic groups on the mainland.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Taiwan to relax draft for students enrolled on mainland

Taiwanese students on the mainland will soon be able to go home for holidays without risking being drafted into military service.

Every Taiwanese male is required to perform military service the year they turn 18, but those studying at selected universities on the mainland will be allowed to defer their service until they are 24.

16 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

Wow ... This feels like dreaming and [he is] totally hot!

A mainland visitor, on seeing Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou shaking hands with mainland tourists in Taipei's Sun Yat-sen Museum

Quite simply, we lost our way

The News of the World apologises to readers in a full-page editorial as it hits the newsstands for the last time

11 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

China to publish results of piracy campaign

11 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

President mobbed by female tourists at exhibition

Taiwan's president, Ma Ying-jeou, may be losing his magic touch among his own people, but he found new love from mainland tourists, who have been treating him like a rock star.

11 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

No 2 at Taiwan customs held on bribery charges

Taiwanese authorities have arrested a senior customs official who is alleged to have accepted bribes, in the latest of a series of corruption scandals to hit the island.

The arrest follows last week's indictment of former president Lee Teng-hui, who was indicted on charges of embezzling US$7.8 million in national security funds while in office between 1988 and 2000.

9 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Partners on crime

Although the Economic Co-operation Framework Agreement between mainland China and Taiwan continues to preoccupy popular attention, this past month the two sides have made impressive progress in carrying out their less-known Agreement on Joint Cross-Strait Crime-Fighting and Mutual Judicial Assistance.

6 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Party colour on parade in KMT's old town

Chongqing, the temporary capital of the Kuomintang - the Communist Party's rival - during the war against Japan in the 1940s is planning to make itself an important centre of revolutionary history by building a 'red theme park' that will feature the world's largest flags.

6 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Long and peaceful evolution needed to achieve Western values, says activist

'No. I don't want to overthrow the Communist Party in China,' He Qingquan said, a few hours before catching a flight to Canada.

A pro-democracy activist like thousands of other university students of his generation, He, who now holds licences to practise law in China and in Canada, said conditions are not yet ripe for judicial independence in the former.

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

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Public discontent on parade from Victoria Park

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

China's new faces

For years, China has been trying to improve its global image, to be seen as a cultured and dignified nation, not the sweatshop of Asia or known for a regime that suppresses human rights. It has used big events like the Olympics and the World Expo to show the new face of China. It has spent billions to expand its media empire.

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

'Real democracy' promise by Wen

Premier Wen Jiabao vowed China would uphold democracy, fairness and the rule of law as he ended his visit to Britain yesterday.

The two countries signed a series of commercial deals worth GBP1.4 billion (HK$17.4 billion) aimed at boosting trade and investment ties.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am