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Vincent Siew Wan-chang

Different responses to Siew and Lien trips reveal Ma's thinking

Taiwanese authorities reacted positively to a landmark meeting between the island's former vice-president, Vincent Siew Wan-chang, and new top mainland leader Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan on Monday.

Wednesday, 10 April, 2013, 5:03am

Xi offers an economic 'olive branch' to Taiwan

Beijing has shown a willingness to allow Taipei a bigger role on the regional economic stage in a further sign of warming cross-strait relations. A mainland spokesman described the latest position as a goodwill gesture from President Xi Jinping during his meeting with former Taiwanese vice-president Vincent Siew Wan-chang yesterday on the sidelines of the 2013 Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan province.

9 Apr 2013 - 4:59am

Talking points

Dockers directly employed by Hongkong International Terminals will meet the management this morning to press for better working conditions, including overtime pay of 1.5 times their normal wage rate.

8 Apr 2013 - 2:04am

Ma confidant Vincent Siew set to meet Xi Jinping at Boao forum

The 2013 Boao Forum for Asia opening in Hainan tomorrow is set to be the venue for a new round of high-level cross-strait interaction. Former Taiwanese vice-president Vincent Siew Wan-chang is expected to meet President Xi Jinping tomorrow on the sidelines of the annual regional forum, just a month after the mainland completed its leadership transition, officials said.

5 Apr 2013 - 4:38am