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Taiwan bookstore chain Eslite's Shanghai plans in doubt after censors order blackout

A well-publicised plan by Taiwan bookstore chain Eslite to open a branch in what is to become Shanghai's tallest building may have hit a snag as the mainland's propaganda department suddenly ordered a news blackout on the project.

Friday, 21 June, 2013, 7:41am 5 comments

Beijing's 31 ways to win over Taiwan hearts and minds

Beijing has unveiled a basket of initiatives to deepen economic, cultural and social exchanges across the Taiwan Strait, following a high-profile meeting last week between President Xi Jinping and Wu Poh-hsiung, the honorary chairman of Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang.

17 Jun 2013 - 5:51am 1 comment

Taipei, Manila agree to prevent violence in fishing disputes

The agreement was reached during their first preparatory meeting on fishery cooperation held in Manila on Friday, Taiwan’s foreign ministry said in a statement released late Saturday.

16 Jun 2013 - 1:48pm 1 comment

Harmony between Beijing, Taiwan to continue, analysts say

Beijing will maintain its policy of peaceful interactions with Taipei, following a high-level meeting between leaders of the Communist Party and Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang, analysts say.

16 Jun 2013 - 6:51am 1 comment

Taiwan opposition party DPP to block reciprocal offices with China

Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has pledged to stop Beijing-friendly President Ma Ying-jeou from allowing cross-strait semi-official organisations to set up reciprocal branch offices.

14 Jun 2013 - 7:09am

Investigators call for coastguard to face charges

Philippine investigators said yesterday they had recommended criminal charges be filed against coastguards involved in the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman in disputed waters.

14 Jun 2013 - 4:50am

Beijing and Taipei set to agree on service trade pact

Taiwan and the mainland are expected to sign a service trade pact during a new round of talks later this month, which could help spur mainland investment on the island.

"Senior negotiators from the two sides will discuss, in a preparatory meeting in Taipei on Friday, details concerning the 9th cross-strait talks," a spokesman for Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation said.

13 Jun 2013 - 6:02am

To get rich, poor states must ignore the Washington rule book

The line of latitude at 20 degrees north neatly bisects East Asia. Skirting Thailand's northern border, and passing eastward between the Philippines and Taiwan, it divides the region into two distinct economic zones.

13 Jun 2013 - 6:49am 12 comments

Taiwan calls for continued arms sales amid US-China summit

During the meeting in California, the Chinese side had asked the US to end its arms sales to Taiwan, which Beijing sees as part of its territory.

9 Jun 2013 - 4:15pm

Taiwan deploys rocket system on island against amphibious landing

The weapon, called Ray Ting 2000 or "Thunder 2000", went into service for the first time on Matsu island and could reach Fujian province across the Taiwan Strait, said the United Evening News citing sources.

6 Jun 2013 - 3:50am