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China frees Tibetan activist and jails Guangdong cult member


Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

ICBC whips out wallet as Taiwan rules ease

Taiwan's SinoPac Financial Holdings will sell 20 per cent of its banking unit to Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), it said yesterday. SinoPac will issue 1.8 billion shares to ICBC in a private placement, making ICBC a strategic investor in the Taiwanese lender.

3 Apr 2013 - 3:28am

Taiwan permits 20pc mainland Chinese stake in banks

Taiwan will let mainland lenders own up to 20 per cent of some financial institutions, raising the limit on ownership as cross-strait economic integration deepens.

2 Apr 2013 - 7:02am

'Shocked' Ma apologises for close aide's bribery scandal

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou apologised yesterday over a close aide's implication in a bribery scandal linked to a massive building project in Taipei.

30 Mar 2013 - 4:22am

Graft probe of close aide deals blow to Ma's credibility

Taiwanese prosecutors are investigating claims of corruption involving a close aide of President Ma Ying-jeou. That deals a blow to the credibility of Ma, who has vowed repeatedly since taking office in 2008, to keep his government free of graft.

29 Mar 2013 - 5:04am

Taiwan quietly forging ahead in human rights protection

For over four decades after the Allied victors in the second world war allowed Chiang Kai-shek's Chinese government to reclaim Taiwan from Japan, the generalissimo's Kuomintang maintained a ruthless Leninist-style dictatorship over the island.

29 Mar 2013 - 3:18am

Strong quake rocks centre of Taiwan, is felt in Fujian

A strong earthquake rocked central Taiwan yesterday, killing at least one person and injuring 86 others as shockwaves damaged buildings and sent panicked residents rushing for shelter.

28 Mar 2013 - 5:48am 1 comment

Strong Taiwan quake kills one, injures 86

A strong earthquake killed one person and injured at least 86 others in Taiwan on Wednesday as violent shock waves damaged buildings and triggered a blaze, emergency officials said.

28 Mar 2013 - 3:08am

Taiwan to test defences with live-fire drill in strait

Taiwan unveiled plans for its biggest live-fire military exercise since 2008, aimed at reviewing the island's defence capability against a simulated mainland invasion.

27 Mar 2013 - 5:31am

Marriage of Ma's eldest daughter stirs security and privacy uproar

The low-key marriage of Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou's eldest daughter has caused a big stir on the island and sparked a heated debate over whether the children and close relatives of public figures have the right to protect their privacy.

27 Mar 2013 - 5:33am