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Nov 29, 2017

Taiwan: Activist Sentenced to 5 Years in Jail in China for “Attacking” PRC Government

The following is a story published by the BBC: Lee Ming-che went on trial in September [2017] for attempting to promote multi-party democracy in group messaging chats. His case has gripped Taiwan, which has called for Mr Lee's safe return, and has further strained the island's relations with China. Taiwan's presidential office has criticised the sentence, saying: "We cannot accept this." The case...

Nov 29, 2017

Taiwan: Activist Sentenced to 5 Years in Jail...

Photo courtesy of Reuters On 28 November 2017, Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che was jailed for 5 years on charges of “attacking” the Chinese government and spreading “Western style democracy”...

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Oct 26, 2017

Taiwan: President Tsai Calls for Breakthrough...

The following is an article published by Reuters Taiwan and China need to drop historical baggage to seek a breakthrough in relations, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said in her first public comments since...

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Oct 13, 2017

Taiwan: China Pressures US Lawmakers to Call Off...

Below is an article published by The Washington Post In a rare pressure campaign, the Chinese government is demanding that the U.S. Congress back off passing new laws that would strengthen the U.S. relationship...

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Sep 18, 2017

Taiwan: Activists and Expatriates Protest Exclusion...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan More than 500 Taiwanese took to the streets in New York City on Saturday to protest Taiwan's exclusion from the United Nations and other international organizations...

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Sep 13, 2017

Taiwan: Taipei Urges UN to Promote Country’s...

  The article was published by Focus Taiwan  Taiwan will express its strong desire for greater participation in United Nations-related organizations through allies' speeches, official letters,...

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Jul 18, 2017

Taiwan: Closer Ties with the US after Defence...

  Below is an article published by Reuters: China said on Monday it had lodged a stern complaint with the United States after the U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of a big annual...

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Jul 10, 2017

Taiwan: Expressing its Voice Through Twitter

  Below is an article published by The New York Times: TAIPEI, Taiwan — Over the past year, China has doubled down on its campaign to reduce Taiwan’s presence on the world stage, whether...

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Jun 28, 2017

UNPO’s XIII General Assembly Adopts Resolution...

RESOLUTION   Taiwan is a free and independent country with its own constitution and a functioning government with all three branches of power. At present, Taiwan is one of only a few Asian nations...

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Jun 27, 2017

Chinese Authorities Grant Liu Xiaobo Long-Delayed...

  The article below was published by The New York Times:   Liu Xiaobo, the jailed Chinese dissident who received the Nobel Peace Prize for his writings promoting democracy, has been given...

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Jun 23, 2017

DROI Chair Urges EU to Review Human Rights Dialogue...

  The article below was published on the European Parliament website:   EU-China Human Rights Dialogue should be strengthened and sharpened, says DROI Chair, Pier Antonio Panzeri (S&D,...

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Jun 14, 2017

Taiwan: Panama Turns Its Back on Taipei and Switches...

  This article was published by the New York Times: Panama has severed diplomatic relations with Taiwan in favor of recognizing China, the latest in a series of developments...

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Jun 01, 2017

Taiwan: Human Rights Activists Detained for Alleged...

  This article has been published by the Boston Globe: Lee Ming-cheh, a human rights advocate from Taiwan who was detained in China in March, has been formally arrested on a charge of “subverting...

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May 24, 2017

Taiwan: Constitutional Court Rules in Favour of...

  This article has been published by the BBC: The highest court has ruled on a constitutional challenge to current laws, which say that marriage is between a man and a woman. The parliament is...

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May 19, 2017

Taiwan: China Blocks Island’s Participation...

  Find below an interview published by TIME:  When the World Health Assembly (WHA) convenes in Geneva on Monday, it will do so for the first time in nine years without Taiwan, a self-governed...

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Apr 25, 2017

Taiwan: China Exerts Pressure to Prevent Participation...

Below is an article by Reuters: Taiwan faces a more complicated task this year in seeking to attend a U.N. health agency meeting than it has in the past, a senior official said on Tuesday [25 April 2017],...

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Apr 08, 2017

Taiwan: Reporters Without Borders Chooses Taipei...

  The article below was published by The New York Times: Reporters Without Borders, which advocates press freedom, announced on Thursday that it would open its first Asian bureau in Taipei, Taiwan’s...

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Mar 30, 2017

Taiwan: NGO Employee Detained by China

  Below it is an article published by The Guardian: China says it has detained a Taiwanese NGO worker and human rights activist on suspicion of endangering national security, amid worsening relations...

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Mar 27, 2017

Taiwan: Milestone Gay Marriage Case Presented...

  The article below was published by the BBC: A panel of judges at Taiwan's top court are hearing a case that could make the island the first place in Asia to introduce gay marriage. The case has...

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Mar 16, 2017

Taiwan: China to Adopt ‘New Language’ Towards...

  The article below was published by Reuters:   China will formulate "new language" towards relations with self-ruled Taiwan when the ruling Communist Party holds a key congress later this...

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Mar 06, 2017

Taiwan: China Ignores Tsai Ing-wen’s Call for...

  Below is an article published by the Huffington Post: China will resolutely oppose and contain Taiwan independence, Premier Li Keqiang said in remarks prepared for delivery at the opening...

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Mar 01, 2017

Taiwan: February 28 Massacre Stories Emerge

Below is an article published by The Washington Post: Growing up in the United States, Yu-Ting Lin had always known — through stories repeated in car rides to school — that his grandfather...

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Feb 07, 2017

Taiwan and Tibet: Flags Banned by Cambodian Prime...

The article below was published by The Washington Post: PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodia’s prime minister says raising Taiwan’s flag is banned because Cambodia follows the “One...

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Feb 03, 2017

Taiwan: Folklore Website Maps 22 Languages Spoken...

The article below was published by Island Folklore: According to Ethnologue, published by US-based SIL International, over 20 living languages are found in Taiwan as of 2016. The two following charts...

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Jan 31, 2017

East Turkestan, Taiwan: Government Urged to Grant...

Below is an article published by The China Post: Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer has accepted the invitation to visit Taiwan in March [2017], a pro-Taiwan independence opposition party said on Tuesday,...

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Jan 20, 2017

Taiwan: Hopes for Stronger Ties with US Ahead...

Below is an article published by Voice of America: Diplomatically isolated Taiwan looks forward to more military cooperation and high-level visits from the United States under Donald Trump after he takes...

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Jan 03, 2017

Taiwan: President Criticises China for Resorting...

  Below is an article published by The New York Times: President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan sharply criticized China’s leaders on Saturday [31 December 2016], saying they had resorted...

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Dec 09, 2016

Taiwan: Tsai’s Call to Trump Upholds Nation’s...

  The following article was published by The New Yorker: Last week, Tsai Ing-wen, the leader of Taiwan, a self-ruling island of twenty-three million people off China’s southeast coast, called...

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Dec 06, 2016

Taiwan: Cross-Party Support for Same-Sex Marriage...

  Below is an article published by The Economist: On the eighth floor in a gritty suburb of the capital, Taipei, sits the ten-year-old Wei-ming temple, a Taoist house of worship—but an unusual...

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Nov 25, 2016

Taiwan: Detailed List Shows Extent of Diplomatic...

  The article below is courtesy of Reuters: Taiwan is updating its foreign ministry website listing the times it says China blocked its international space, a move endorsed by the island's independence-leaning...

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Nov 07, 2016

Taiwan: Actual Gains From Reunification with China...

Below is an article published by The Economist: For decades Taiwan’s rulers have paid their respects from afar to Sun Yat-sen, also known as Sun Zhongshan: “father of the nation”, founder...

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Oct 31, 2016

Taiwan: 80,000 attend Asia’s Largest Pride ...

  Below is an article published by the Telegraph: It might have rained on their parade, but Taiwan’s wet weather did not dampen the spirits of Asia’s largest gay pride...

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Oct 18, 2016

Taiwan: Youth Ambassadors Represent Hope for Future...

The article below was published by Taiwan Today: Vice President Chen Chien-jen praised participants of the 2016 International Youth Ambassador Exchange Program Oct. 15 for their outstanding performance...

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Oct 11, 2016

Taiwan: President Tsai to Break Ice in Cross-Strait...

Below is an article published by Reuters Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday urged China to engage in talks, pledging to maintain peace with the island's giant neighbor, amid a near five-month impasse...

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Sep 28, 2016

Taiwan: US Senator Introduces Bill to Facilitate...

  Below is a press release by the Formosan Association of Public Affairs:   U.S. SENATOR CALLS FOR LIFTING OF ALL RESTRICTIONS ON HIGH-LEVEL VISITS FROM TAIWAN INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT  ...

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Sep 15, 2016

Taiwan: China Warns Against Dalai Lama Visit

  The following press release was published by Reuters:   China on Wednesday [14 September 2016] warned Taiwan not to allow exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to visit, after a...

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Sep 07, 2016

Taiwan: Business Opportunities Talks with Indonesian...

  The article below was published in Focus Taiwan:   A delegation of businesspeople from Indonesia is now [5 September] in Taiwan to explore opportunities for bilateral cooperation under Taiwan's...

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Aug 08, 2016

Kosovo and Taiwan Win First Gold Medals in Ri...

  Below are two articles by ABC News and Focus Taiwan: Gold medalist Majlinda Kelmendi wipes away a tear during the medal ceremony. The woman who won Kosovo's first ever Olympic medal hopes the...

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Aug 02, 2016

Taiwan: President Tsai Ing-wen Issues Apology...

  Below is an article published by The New York Times: President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan offered a formal apology on Monday [1 August 2016] to aboriginal peoples for centuries of “pain...

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Jun 28, 2016

Taiwan: Tensions Over ‘One China’ Resurfa...

  Photo courtesy of ABC News. Below is an article published by ABC News: China, which regards Taiwan as wayward province, is deeply suspicious of Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, who took office...

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Jun 14, 2016

European Parliament Conference to Discuss Minority...

14 June 2016 | 9:30 – 16:00 | Room PHS7C050 | European Parliament | Brussels, Belgium   Despite South East Asia being a conglomerate of myriads of distinct ethnic, cultural, religious and...

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Jun 06, 2016

Taiwan: On Tiananmen Anniversary, President Tells...

  Below is an article published by Bloomberg News: Taiwan’s newly sworn-in president urged China to heal the wounds of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown and to cherish dissent. Tsai...

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Jun 03, 2016

Taiwan: Chinese Cyber-Attacks Following President...

Below is an article published by CNN: The website of a major political party in Taiwan has been targeted by Chinese hackers looking to spy on its visitors. The website of the Democratic Progressive Party...

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May 23, 2016

Taiwan: “One China” Ultimatum

  Below is an article published by Yahoo News: Beijing warned Taiwan it would cut off critical contacts with the island if its new president Tsai Ing-wen does not state her support for the concept...

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May 20, 2016

Taiwan: First Female President Sworn In

  Below is an article published by BBC News: Tsai Ing-wen has been sworn in as the new president of Taiwan, becoming its first female leader and calling for "positive dialogue" with Beijing. Ms...

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May 13, 2016

Taiwan: China Pre-Emptively Blames New Government...

  Below is an article published by Reuters: Taiwan's new government will be to blame for any crisis with China that erupts once it assumes office, Beijing said on Wednesday (11 May 2016), heaping...

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May 03, 2016

Taiwan: DPP Condemns Latest Deportations

  Below is an article published by Voice of America: TAIPEI—Taiwan's ruling party on Saturday [30 April 2016] strongly condemned the deportation of 32 Taiwanese to China from Malaysia on suspicion...

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Apr 20, 2016

UNPO Recognises Dr Jianli Yang’s Efforts for...

For the past quarter of a century, Mr Yang has seen as his mission to facilitate a peaceful transition of the PRC to the respect of human rights, genuine rule of law, and democratic governance for all....

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Apr 12, 2016

Eight Taiwanese Citizens deported from Kenya to...

Photo Courtesy: nyphotographic.com Below is an article published by Quartz   On April 5, Kenyan authorities announced it had acquitted 23 Taiwan nationals who had been arrested for running illegal...

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Apr 12, 2016

Eight Taiwanese Citizens deported from Kenya to...

Photo Courtesy: nyphotographic.com Below is an article published by Quartz   On April 5, Kenyan authorities announced it had acquitted 23 Taiwan nationals who had been arrested for running illegal...

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Feb 25, 2016

Taiwan: China Pressures for Ratification of Controversial...

  Photo courtesy of Reuters Below is an article published by The Daily Mail   China's commerce minister on Tuesday urged Taiwan to ratify a controversial trade pact that has languished in...

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Feb 10, 2016

Taiwan: Earthquake Shakes the City of Tainan

  This article was published by CBS News.    TAINAN, Taiwan -- The death toll from a powerful earthquake that toppled a high-rise apartment building in Taiwan rose to at least 34, according...

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Feb 04, 2016

Taiwan: Beijing Reverts Back to ‘One-China’...

  Below is an article published by the South China Morning Post:    Beijing’s top Communist Party leader on Taiwan affairs said yesterday (01/02/2016) the mainland would increase...

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Jan 25, 2016

Taiwan: British Petition to Recognize Taiwan

  Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan: An online petition to "Recognise Taiwan as a country," which was launched on Jan. 18 by British citizen Lee Chapman, had obtained more than 18,000...

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Jan 18, 2016

Taiwan: First Female President to Take Office

  Below is an article published by NBC News: Taiwan elected Tsai Ing-wen as its first female president Saturday, handing her pro-independence party its first majority in the national legislature...

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Jan 18, 2016

UNPO Congratulates Ms Tsai Ing-wen on Landslide...

Beyond Ms Tsai Ing-wen’s victory, the election process in Taiwan was an example of true democracy in action. In sharp contrast to China's one-party state, the vibrant exchange of divergent political...

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Jan 12, 2016

Taiwan: Elections Already an Example of True Democracy...

Hundreds of residents of Hong Kong, the Chinese-ruled territory rocked by street protests demanding free elections in 2014, have flown to Taiwan for Saturday's [16 January 2016] elections to see free-wheeling...

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Jan 05, 2016

Taiwan: Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Leads...

The leader of Taiwan's independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), an organization loathed by rulers in giant neighbor China, was top of the last opinion poll on Tuesday before a polling blackout...

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Dec 18, 2015

Taiwan: the World's Most Open Government

An investor probing the world for information on places to park money would probably inquire first with Western governments with a long-standing reputation for open records. But this year shoppers for...

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Nov 05, 2015

Taiwan: Meeting with China Prior to National Elections...

  Below is an article published by the BBC:  Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou will meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Singapore on Saturday - the first ever meeting between leaders of...

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Oct 29, 2015

Taiwan: Dengue Fever Cases on the Rise

  The below article was published by Focus Taiwan   Taipei, Oct. 29 (CNA) The number of dengue fever infections reported in Taiwan since the start of May has reached 28,429, the Centers for...

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Oct 14, 2015

Taiwan: China’s Plans to Gain Control Are F...

No matter how desperately China hankers for unification with Taiwan, a strong conviction that time is on its side has long trumped its temptation to use bullying tactics to force the outcome.   Eventually,...

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Oct 13, 2015

Taiwan: Dengue Fever Outbreak Reaches Alarming...

The number of dengue fever infections reported in Taiwan since the start of May has reached 23,456, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday. The latest figure represents an increase of 346 cases...

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Oct 06, 2015

Taiwan: US to Support the Country in South China...

Last Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives expressed its approval of the changes the Senate had made in June to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (NDAA 2016), the latest...

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Sep 18, 2015

Taiwan: Chinese Anti-Independence Rhetoric Increases...

  China's top official on Taiwan affairs Wednesday [16 September] warned against support for Taiwanese independence, as the island prepares for a crucial presidential election in January. "The 'Taiwan...

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Sep 11, 2015

Taiwan: Bon Jovi Moves Tour to Taiwan after China...

Bon Jovi has added a second concert in Taiwan this month [September 2015], after the rock group's concerts in China were abruptly canceled. The event promoter Live Nation Taiwan announced Thursday night...

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Sep 03, 2015

Taiwan: ‘Color, Way of Love’ Project Introduced...

Below is an article published by China Daily:   Nipsea group announced in August [2015] that it would continue to expand its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, and bring "Color,...

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Sep 01, 2015

Taiwan: Lien Chan Slammed over Pro-Reconciliation...

Below is an article by South China Morning Post   Taiwanese pro-independence activists launched a protest at an airport yesterday as former Kuomintang chairman Lien Chan left to attend Beijing’s...

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Aug 25, 2015

Taiwan: Progressive Education Reform

Below is an article published by Christian Science Monitor:   Taipei, Taiwan — Taiwan plans a radical reform of its education system, one aiming to set it apart in East Asia by playing up...

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Aug 03, 2015

Taiwan: Demonstrators Protest 'One China'...

Below is an article published by ABC.Net More than 100 youths stormed Taiwan's ministry of education on Friday in a bid to repeal changes to history books likely to hit school shelves this week. Dozens...

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Jul 30, 2015

Taiwan: Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts Praise...

An American representative in Taiwan praised Taiwan on Wednesday for its efforts in combating human trafficking and noted the importance of international cooperation in eradicating this type of criminal...

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Jul 20, 2015

Taiwan: Joining the Ranks of Female Heads of State...

Below is an article published by The Guardian:   Taiwan is poised to elect its first female leader after the two largest political parties nominated women to contest next January’s presidential...

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Jun 24, 2015

Taiwan: U.S. Republican National Committee in...

  Below is an article published by The China Post: Eighty-one members of the U.S. Republican National Committee (RNC) have issued a joint statement in support of further strengthening U.S.-Taiwan...

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May 28, 2015

Taiwan: Peace Initiative to Resolve Dispute in...

Below is an article published by Reuters Taiwan proposed a peace initiative on Tuesday to resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea that it says will reduce tensions that have put Beijing at...

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May 20, 2015

Taiwan: No Interest in Reunification with Chi...

Below is an article published by The National Interest:   With a third transition of power in Taiwan in 2016 looking increasingly likely and attendant fears that a return of the Democratic Progressive...

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May 06, 2015

Taiwan: Kuomintang Leader Meets Chinese Presi...

The head of Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party called for more chances for the island to participate in international organizations after a meeting Monday [5 May 2015] with Chinese President Xi Jinping,...

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Apr 21, 2015

Taiwan: Four Earthquakes Damage Schools

  Below is an article published by The China Post: A magnitude 6.3 earthquake — the strongest recorded so far this year — struck the northeastern coast of Taiwan at 9:42 a.m. yesterday...

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Apr 16, 2015

Taiwan: Dispute over Name Causes Rejection as...

Below is an article published by Huffington Post: Cross-strait friction remerged Monday [13 April 2015] as China said Taiwan won't be among the charter members of the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure...

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Apr 13, 2015

Taiwan: US Issues Report on Chinese Project to...

Below is an article published by the Taipei Times:   The US Office of Naval Intelligence has released a new report on the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) saying that its “central...

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Mar 31, 2015

Taiwan: Reinforcement of Cyber Security New P...

  Below is an article published by Reuters:   Taiwan wants to join a major anti-hacking drill conducted by the United States to strengthen cyber security ties with its staunchest ally, its...

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Mar 19, 2015

Taiwan: Young Hongkongers In Favour of the Island’s...

Below is an article published by Forbes:   During last year’s Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong, where tens of thousands of people occupied the streets and called for free elections, Taiwan –...

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Feb 04, 2015

Taiwan: Plane Crash Kills at least 12 People

Below is an article published by the BBC: At least 12 people have died after a TransAsia Airways plane clipped a bridge and crashed into a river near the Taiwanese capital, Taipei. Fifty-eight people...

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Jan 28, 2015

Taiwan: China Agrees to Discuss Controversial...

Photo courtesy of Tatiana Bulyonkova@flickr Below is an article by Focus Taiwan: China has invited Taiwan for further communications on technical issues related to its planned opening of four fight routes...

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Jan 22, 2015

Taiwan: After Electoral Losses, Kuomintang Chooses...

Photo courtesy of Daniel Aguilera Sánchez@flickr Below is an article by the Economist: Since it was drubbed in municipal elections in November [2014], Taiwan’s ruling Nationalist party,...

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Jan 14, 2015

Taiwan: Tensions over New Chinese Civilian Air...

Below is an article by Voice of America: Photo courtesy of Matt_Weibo@flickr Taiwanese authorities are protesting political rival China's announcement that it is creating four new civilian air...

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Jan 09, 2015

Taiwan: President Announces Reduction in Economic...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan: Over the past year, the ratio of Taiwan's exports to China has dropped to 39 percent as the government has been seeking markets wider afield, Ma told the...

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Dec 04, 2014

Taiwan: China Tries to Dismiss Correlation Between...

Below is an article published by Foreign Policy: China was in fact the invisible candidate in Taiwan's local elections, it just lost in a landslide. On 28 November, voters on the self-governing island,...

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Oct 15, 2014

Taiwan: Hong Kong Issue Increases Tensions

Below is an article published by BBC News Asia: While improved ties with China in recent years have been welcomed by many here, others worry about Beijing's growing influence. Its recent refusal to let...

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Oct 10, 2014

Taiwan: President Calls for Democracy in Hong...

Below is an article published by the Wall Street Journal:   Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou said Friday that China should move toward constitutional democracy and that process could start in Hong...

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Oct 02, 2014

Taiwan: While Allies Argue for Greater International...

Below are articles published by BBC News and Taiwan News: In January, 13 groups from Hong Kong and Taiwan gathered in Taipei for a weekend conference. The meeting attracted little attention, but it marked...

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Sep 30, 2014

Taiwan: Hope for Agreement on Democracy between...

Below is an article published by The World Post Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou has said the Taiwanese people are paying close attention to the events in Hong Kong and hopes Hong Kong and China can come...

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Aug 04, 2014

Taiwan: Greater Consensus at Home to Help Reputation...

Below is a story published by The Diplomat: In an interview with the Chinese-language magazine Business Weekly on June 19 [2014], Hilary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state and potential...

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Jul 14, 2014

Taiwan: South China Sea Disputes To Be Settled...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan News Channel: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday [12 July 2014] reaffirmed Taiwan's sovereignty over four island groups in the South China Sea, while...

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Jun 05, 2014

Taiwan: China Should Turn Memory Of Tiananmen...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan: Tawan urged China to think hard about the significance of the Tiananmen massacre of June 4, 1989 and try to turn the "historic scar" into energy for pushing...

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May 21, 2014

Taiwan: New Regional Peace-Maker?

  Below is an article published by South China Morning Post:   An increasingly assertive China, simultaneously confronting several of its neighbours in East Asia, is turning to an unlikely...

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May 05, 2014

Taiwan: NIA To Empower Cultural Diversity

Below is an article published by The China Post: The National Immigration Agency (NIA) yesterday [Saturday 3 May 2014] held a cooking and native language singing contest in New Taipei City to celebrate...

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Apr 29, 2014

Taiwan: Ranking 8th In The World For Super-en...

Below is an article published by Taiwan Today:Taiwan ranks eighth in the world for the number of super-entrepreneurs per capita at 0.817 per million population, or 19 individuals, according to an April...

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Mar 12, 2014

Taiwan: Mediator In Southeast Asia Through Stronger...

Below is an article published by The China Post: Taiwan's next major goal is to elevate its chances to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday [11 March 2014] at...

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Feb 25, 2014

Taiwan: Possible Cooperation With China On Po...

Below is an article from Focus Taiwan: Taiwan's environmental protection authorities said Monday [24-02-2014] that they will send experts to China in April to attend a conference on air pollution control...

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Feb 19, 2014

Taiwan: Ongoing Reconciliatory Role Over South...

Below is an article published by ABS CBN news.com:  TAIPEI – China has no plans of establishing an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) over the South China Sea, a ranking Taiwanese official...

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Feb 14, 2014

Taiwan: Landmark Talks With China End Cordial...

Below is an article published by the Wall Street Journal: Relations between China and Taiwan took a step forward, after the first high-level formal government meeting between the two sides ended in a...

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Feb 11, 2014

Taiwan: Ready to Begin Landmark Talks With Ch...

Below is an article published by The New York Times: Taiwan and China on Tuesday [11 February 2014] will hold their highest-level talks since splitting amid a civil war 65 years ago, with hopes of increasing...

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Jan 27, 2014

Taiwan: First Official Meeting With China

Below is an article published by the Bloomberg News: China and Taiwan officials set a date for talks next month [February 2014], the United Daily News reported today, paving the way for the first official...

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Jan 15, 2014

Taiwan: Tough Fight To Join Regional Trade Bl...

Below is an article published by Voice of America: Taiwan is mounting a campaign to join two key Asia-Pacific trade blocs. To stay competitive economically, it wants a place in the U.S.- led Trans-Pacific...

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Jan 08, 2014

Taiwan: President Ma Ying-Jeou Visits Three Allies...

Below is an article published by the GlobalPost: Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou is set to visit Africa and Latin America this month [January 2014] to shore up ties with three countries, following the...

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Dec 17, 2013

Taiwan: Economic Agreement With Singapore Passes...

Below is an article by FocusTaiwan: The Taiwan-Singapore economic cooperation agreement passed a preliminary review by a joint committee of the Legislative Yuan Monday (16-12-2013). The Agreement between...

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Nov 22, 2013

Taiwan: Relief Supplies For The Philippines

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan: Taiwan sent another two cargo planes filled with relief supplies to the storm-ravaged Philippines Thursday [21 November 2013], bringing the number of shipments...

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Nov 13, 2013

Taiwan: Bid For Observer Status At UNFCCC

Below is an article published by the Whittier Daily News:                Although Taiwan has sought observer status in the United Nations Framework Convention on...

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Nov 07, 2013

Taiwan: Five New Cooperation Agreements Signed...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan: Taiwan and Japan signed five agreements Tuesday [5 November 2013] to cooperate in areas such as electronic commerce and protection of patent applicants,...

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Oct 31, 2013

Taiwan: Anger Over “Chinese Province” Label...

Below is an article published by The Telegraph. Taiwan has angrily demanded that Apple Inc. alter its new map application, which identifies the island nation as a province of China. Users of the iOS...

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Oct 22, 2013

Taiwan: Four Taiwanese Designers Win At Red Dot...

Below is an article by Focus Taiwan: Red Dot initiator and CEO Peter Zec had plenty of opportunity to mention Taiwan at the 2013 Red Doc Communication Design Award ceremony Friday, with four Taiwanese...

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Oct 09, 2013

Taiwan: Trade Relations Between The EU And China...

Below is a press release published by ALDE. The European Parliament voted during the Strasbourg plenary session today [9 October 2013] for balanced trade relations between the EU, China and Taiwan. When...

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Oct 02, 2013

Taiwan: Firm Stance To Be Taken Against Human...

Below is an article by Taiwan Today Democracy, freedom, human rights and the rule of law are the core values and policymaking foundations of the ROC government, and no effort will be spared in the fight...

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Sep 27, 2013

Taiwan: Closer Ties With Europe A Priority

Below is an article by Focus Taiwan: Taiwan is working hard to forge closer trade and economic relations with Europe and expand its presence on the continent, former Republic of China Vice President Vincent...

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Sep 24, 2013

Taiwan: Wu Yao-yu Wins Young Conductor Award

Below is an article by the Chinapost: Taiwan's Wu Yao-yu was awarded the title of best conductor at the International Competition for Young Conductors in Besancon, France on Saturday, where he earned...

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Aug 21, 2013

Taiwan: Japan-Taiwan Trade Relations Towards FTA...

Below is an article published Taipei Times: Lee said in an interview with the news agency that the five agreements and memoranda of understanding to be signed by Oct. 10 [2013] would cover a wide range...

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Aug 12, 2013

Taiwan: Representative Returned After Diplomatic...

Below is an article published by focus Taiwan news channel: The Philippines' de facto ambassador to Taiwan, Antonio Basilio, is also scheduled to return to Taipei on Monday [12 August 2013], the Ministry...

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Aug 05, 2013

Taiwan: President Promotes East China Sea Peace...

Below is an article published by Taiwan Today: ROC President Ma Ying-jeou said Aug. 5 that the government’s East China Sea peace initiative is playing an important role in resolving disputes over...

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Jul 30, 2013

Taiwan: Receives U.S. Praise In Human Trafficking...

Below is an article published by focustaiwan.tw. The top U.S. representative in Taiwan, Christopher J. Marut, praised Taiwan's efforts in cracking down on human trafficking Monday, saying that the country...

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Jul 18, 2013

Taiwan: Will Homegrown Tennis Star Have To Change...

Below is an article published by Voice of America: TAIPEI — Taiwan cheered tennis star Hsieh Shu-wei's women's doubles victory at Wimbledon earlier this month. But celebration turned to shock when...

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Jul 17, 2013

Taiwan: Environmental Protection Agreement With...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan: Under the agreements, the two countries will cooperate on air quality improvement, atmospheric monitoring, sustainable development, and clean energy development...

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Jul 12, 2013

Taiwan: Fair-trade Relations Essential

Below is an article published by The Taipei Times: Trade relations between Taiwan and China entered a new era that requires comprehensive and complicated management, when the Economic Cooperation Framework...

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Jul 01, 2013

Taiwan: In Talks Over Territorial Dispute

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan news channel Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday urged all parties involved in territorial disputes in the East China Sea to replace confrontation...

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Jun 24, 2013

Taiwan: Unemployment Rate Drops To 5-Years Lo...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan: The jobless rate in May was 4.06 percent, 0.01 percentage points lower than in April and the same as that recorded in July 2008, the Directorate General...

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Jun 20, 2013

Taiwan: US Ranks Taiwan Tier 1 In Combating Human...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan News Channel: Taiwan's Tier 1 listing indicates that its "achievements in preventing and combating human trafficking have been highly recognized by the international...

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Jun 18, 2013

Taiwan: Close Cooperation With U.S. On Mutual...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan News Channel: Justice Minister Tseng Yung-fu said in the United States on Monday [17 June 2013] that Taiwan and the United States have cooperated closely...

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Jun 12, 2013

Taiwan: World’s Strongest Hiring Outlook For...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan: Taiwan's hiring outlook for the third quarter appears to be the strongest in the world, according to a survey released Tuesday [11 June 2013]. In the survey,...

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Jun 10, 2013

Taiwan: Relations With Japan A Role-Model For...

Below is an article by Focus Taiwan The way Taiwan and Japan reach consensus on sensitive issues could become a model for cooperation between countries and further improve regional peace, the chairman...

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Jun 06, 2013

Taiwan: Taipei To Observe Upcoming U.S.-China...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan: Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Anna Kao said the task forces have been established at the ministry level and at Taiwan's representative offices in the U.S....

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Jun 05, 2013

Taiwan: Pushing China Towards Democracy?

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan:  “Whether it is the current ruling Kuomintang (KMT) or the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), the next ruling party should make...

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Jun 03, 2013

Taiwan: Earthquake Rocks Taipei

Below is an article published by Sky News: A strong earthquake that hit Taiwan has left two people dead, one missing and 21 others injured, officials say. The quake, which violently shook buildings in...

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May 30, 2013

Taiwan: Fourth Cyberwar Unit To Be Launched

Below is an article published by AFP: The new unit is scheduled to open on July 1 2013 and will work to counter cyber attacks on government websites, said the Taipei-based newspaper United Evening News. It...

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May 27, 2013

Taiwan: Celebrating Relations With African Co...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan: President Ma Ying-jeou and African envoys touted the ties between Taiwan and Africa on Saturday [25 May 2013] during celebrations of Africa Day, which is...

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May 23, 2013

Taiwan: Health Minister Gives Speech At WHA

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan: Taiwan's Health Minister Chiu Wen-ta expounded on his country's achievements in the field of medicine and health, at the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva,...

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May 06, 2013

Taiwan: Country To Participate In Global Women's...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan The Global Women's Peace Network is a project of the Women's Federation for World Peace (WFWP) International, a non-government organization with the Economic...

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Apr 29, 2013

Taiwan: 20th Anniversary Of Historic Peace Meeting...

Below is an article published by Xinhua Net: A symposium was held Sunday [28 April 2013] in Taipei to mark the 20th anniversary of the historic "Wang-Koo meeting," which laid the foundation for peaceful...

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Apr 24, 2013

Taiwan: Joining WHO’s Immunization Week

Below is an article published by Taipei Times: Taiwan has joined the WHO’s World Immunization Week campaign, and declared the week from today through April 30 as an immunization week to raise public...

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Apr 16, 2013

Taiwan: President Pledges Support For Indigenous...

Below is an article published by Taiwan Today ROC President Ma Ying-jeou said April 13 that the government expects to establish 30 indigenous schools within the next 10 years in efforts to preserve the...

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Apr 15, 2013

Taiwan: Intentions to Join ASEAN-Led Trade Ag...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan: Taiwan wants to take part in a proposed regional trade agreement but is still assessing the mode of participation and its impact on industry, an official...

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Apr 12, 2013

Taiwan: 10th In World Economic Forum’s Network...

Below is an article from The China Post:       Taiwan has moved up one place this year to 10th spot worldwide in terms of its readiness to use information and communications technology...

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Apr 10, 2013

Taiwan: Economic Growth Forecast At 3.5 Percent...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan News Channel: In its latest Asian Development Outlook report, the ADB forecast that Taiwan's industrial sector will benefit from recovering demand in China,...

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Apr 02, 2013

Taiwan: UK MEP Calls For Stronger Economic Ties...

Below is an article published by The Parliament: Senior British MEP Charles Tannock has called for increased "political, trade and commercial" links between the EU and Taiwan. Speaking in parliament,...

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Mar 25, 2013

Taiwan: Tourism Industry Made Tremendous Progress...

Below is an article published by Taiwan Today: Taiwan’s tourism industry made tremendous progress in 2012, with visitor arrival numbers hitting a record high and sector growth topping global averages,...

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Mar 22, 2013

Taiwan: Defense Summit Invitations Cancelled

Below is an article published by Taipei Times: Ho said that the ministry has already instructed the Taipei Economic and Trade Office in Jakarta to demand an explanation from the Indonesian government,...

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Mar 21, 2013

Taiwan: Building Anti-China 'Hacking'...

Below is an article published by News24: Tsai Teh-sheng, head of the island's National Security Bureau, described the perceived cyber threat from China as "very severe" when asked to evaluate it in parliament...

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Mar 20, 2013

Taiwan: China Calls On Vatican to Cease Relations...

Below is an article published by The Financial Times: Many in China are waiting to see whether the new Pope tries to restart an informal dialogue with Beijing that started and then stalled under his predecessor....

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Mar 19, 2013

Taiwan: A More “Far-Reaching Relationship”...

Below is an article published by TheParliament.com: Taiwan's new representative to the EU and Belgium says he wants Brussels to press for a more "far-reaching relationship" with Taipei. Speaking at...

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Mar 14, 2013

Taiwan: Regional Economic Integration Moving Forward...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan: President Ma Ying-jeou said that Taiwan cannot stand apart from regional economic integration and that his administration is making efforts to improve the...

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Mar 12, 2013

Taiwan: US Trade Talks Resumed

Below is an article published by Voice of America: Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Demetrio Marantis and Taiwan’s Vice Economics Minister Cho Shih-chao met behind closed doors Sunday to discuss...

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Mar 04, 2013

Taiwan: Experts Praise Human Rights Developme...

Below is an article published by Taiwantoday: Photo by @Chien Liang Lien “The [ROC] Government and people of Taiwan have demonstrated exemplary commitment to the process of monitoring...

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Feb 25, 2013

Taiwan: Human Rights Progress Going Forward

Below is an article published by Taiwan Today: ROC President Ma Ying-jeou said Feb. 24 that having international experts review the government’s first human rights report prepared in accordance...

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Feb 22, 2013

Taiwan: Ranked Among World’s Top Democracie...

Below is an article published by Taipei Times An annual report released by Freedom House has ranked Taiwan in the same class as democratic countries such as the US and major European nations. The Washington-based...

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Feb 21, 2013

Taiwan: Former Premier’s Chinese Micro Blog...

Below is an article published by Global Post: A former Taiwanese premier's account on popular Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo went down on Wednesday, a day after he posted a message about freedom...

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Feb 19, 2013

Taiwan: Cultural Award Ceremony

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan:  Taiwan's Culture Minister Lung Ying-tai co-hosted the Taiwan-France Cultural Award ceremony in Paris Monday (18 February 2013) and honored three individuals...

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Feb 07, 2013

Taiwan: Foreign Minister In Haiti

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan: Taiwan's Foreign Minister David Lin has flown to Haiti after concluding a three-day visit to Saint Kitts and Nevis, Taiwanese diplomats stationed in Washington...

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Jan 31, 2013

Taiwan: Government To Raise Economic Growth F...

Below is an article published by South China Morning Post:     Taiwan raised its economic growth forecast for this year on Thursday, after the fourth quarter expanded faster than expected...

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Jan 30, 2013

Taiwan: Lecturer Praises Cultural Vitality

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan News channel:     Taiwan could leverage its cultural assets to create a much bigger profile relative to its geographic size, a visiting U.S. university...

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Jan 29, 2013

Taiwan: Low Defense Corruption Risk

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan News Channel: Taiwan has low risk of corruption in its defense sector, but there is room for improvement, according to a global survey released Tuesday by...

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Jan 23, 2013

Taiwan: Additional Direct Flights Between PRC...

Below is an article published by The Miami Herald:   China has given permission for more flights between it and Taiwan, bolstering the island as a gateway to the mainland. Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics...

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Jan 18, 2013

Taiwan: Ranked Second For Best Investment Destination...

Below is an article published by Taipei Times: Taiwan received a total score of 72 points for profit opportunity recommendation (POR), the score used by Business Environment Risk Intelligence (BERI) to...

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Jan 17, 2013

Taiwan: Strong Democracy, According To Freedom...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan News Channel:   Taiwan remains one of the more impressive democracies in East Asia, with the country's democratic institutions appearing to function...

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Jan 08, 2013

Taiwan: Minister Expresses Concern Over Media...

Below you can find an article published by Focus Taiwan:   Taiwan is concerned about developments of media freedom in China, Mainland Affairs Minister Wang Yu-chi said Monday [January 7th, 2013]. Fielding...

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Jan 04, 2013

Taiwan: 806 Products Now Tariff-Free In China-Taiwan...

Below is an article published by People Daily:   A total of 806 products under the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan are tariff-free after the...

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Dec 21, 2012

Taiwan: Same-Sex Marriage Case Passed On To Top...

Below is an article published by Channelnewsasia.com:     A Taiwanese court on Thursday [20 December 2012] shrank away from ruling on a gay couple's wish to have their marriage registered,...

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Dec 20, 2012

Taiwan: Reassured Of Continued Cooperation With...

  Below is an article published by allAfrica: The Gambia, through the minister of Foreign Affairs, has reassured the Republic of China on Taiwan of continued bilateral cooperation and partnership. Minister...

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Dec 19, 2012

Taiwan: Key Regional Player In Asia Pacific Region...

  Below is an article from the Taipei Times: Taiwan plays a critical role in the economy of the Asia-Pacific region and should therefore be included in regional cooperation and trade agreements,...

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Dec 18, 2012

Taiwan: Abiding By UN Human Rights Principles...

Below is an article published by Taiwan Today:   President Ma Ying-jeou unveiled the English version of the ROC’s first national human rights report Dec. 18, describing the event as a milestone...

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Dec 17, 2012

Taiwan: Concerned About Prisoners Of Conscien...

Below you can find an article published by Phayul: Taiwan earlier this week expressed concern over prisoners of conscience in China, including Tibetans, even as reports of arbitrary arrests and harsh...

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Dec 14, 2012

Taiwan: Ma Ying-jeou Calls For Larger Role In...

Below is an article published by Taiwan Today President Ma Ying-jeou urged ROC diplomatic allies to continue supporting Taiwan’s bid for an expanded role in specialized U.N. agencies, stating that...

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Dec 13, 2012

Taiwan: First Indigenous Political Party Founded...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan: The first political party dedicated to the rights and benefits of indigenous people in Taiwan was founded in Taipei on Wednesday [12 December 2012]. The...

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Dec 10, 2012

Taiwan: World Leadership In Human Rights

Below is an article published by the Focus Taiwan:   Taipei, Dec. 10 (CNA) Taiwan has shown world leadership on the issue of human rights although it is not recognized by the United Nations, an...

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Dec 07, 2012

Taiwan: Concerns About Talent Poaching

The following article was published by The Australian:   Taiwan on Wednesday [5 December 2012] voiced concern over "malicious talent poaching" in reaction to a report that a high-tech firm run by...

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Dec 06, 2012

Taiwan : President welcomes back U.S. policy to...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan: U.S.-Taiwan cooperation has borne fruits in many areas, including security and anti-human trafficking, and Taiwan looks forward to more bilateral trade exchanges...

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Dec 04, 2012

Taiwan: US Visa Waiver Program Works Successf...

Below is an article published by FOCUS TAIWAN:   Taiwan's participation in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP) has so far been implemented "very successfully," a Taiwanese official said Tuesday,...

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Dec 03, 2012

Taiwan: Strengthening Ties With The Netherlan...

  Below is an article published by Life Science News: Ties between Taiwan and the Netherlands go back a long way; way back in fact to when a Dutch colonial government ruled the island from 1624...

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Nov 29, 2012

Taiwan: Memorandum Of Understanding On Industry...

Below is an article published in Focus Taiwan: Taiwan and Japan signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on industry cooperation and a mutual recognition agreement on testing and verification services...

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Nov 26, 2012

Taiwan: Campaign To Boost Bilateral Trade With...

  Below is a statement published by The Times of India:     India and Taiwan bilateral trade is growing at a healthy rate and is expected to touch $ 10 billion in the next three...

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Nov 23, 2012

Taiwan: China’s Territorial Claims Depicted...

Below is an article published by The Washington Post: China has enraged several neighbors with a few dashes on a map, printed in its newly revised passports that show it staking its claim on the entire...

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Nov 22, 2012

Taiwan: DPP Chairman To Lead China Committee

Below is an article published by Taipei Times: Former premier Frank Hsieh (謝長廷), whose landmark visit to China last month [October 2012] made him the front-runner to lead the committee,...

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Nov 19, 2012

Taiwan: Third Best Country For Business In As...

Below is an article published by Taiwan Today: Taiwan advanced 10 spots to No.16 in the Best Countries for Business list released by U.S.-based magazine Forbes November 14 [2012]. The nation’s performance...

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Nov 15, 2012

Taiwan: Taiwan 16th- Best Country For Busines...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan News Channel: Taiwan has made a massive leap to become the 16th-best country for business, according to the results of a survey conducted by U.S.-based Forbes...

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Nov 14, 2012

Taiwan: Fair Journalism Cooperation

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan: Speaking at a cross-strait news reporting awards ceremony in Taipei, Wang said press interactions between Taiwan and China should not be limited to the establishment...

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Nov 13, 2012

EU Strategies, Interventions and Future Prospects...

    EU Strategies, Interventions and Future Prospects for Support to Indigenous Peoples in Taiwan *   *   * European Parliament Conference Illuminates Opportunities...

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Nov 08, 2012

Taiwan: Reelected US Administration Seeks To Strengthen...

Below is an article published in the Taipei Times: The US looks forward to furthering bilateral relations with Taiwan after the US’ 57th presidential election concluded on Tuesday [6 November 2012],...

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Nov 07, 2012

Chinese Leadership Change Unlikely To Improve...

With all eyes on the build-up to last night’s United States presidential elections, China’s once-in-a-decade leadership transition has found itself comparatively sidelined in the international...

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Nov 02, 2012

Taiwan: First Visa-Free Taiwanese Travelers Arrive...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan News Channel:   The first two groups of Taiwanese travelers to visit the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) arrived in Los Angeles and...

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Nov 01, 2012

Taiwan: Success Of Taiwanese Research Institu...

Below is an article published by FOCUS TAIWAN:   Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) emerged as the second-biggest winner at the 2012 R&D 100 Award presentations in Florida...

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Oct 30, 2012

Taiwan: Minister Of Education Recruits American...

Below is an article published by Los Angeles Times:   Taiwan's minister of education, Wei-Ling Chiang, traveled to California last week to address a rarely discussed trade imbalance with the United...

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Oct 26, 2012

Taiwan: Appeasing Role In Island Dispute Praised...

Below is an article published by The Parliament: Tensions have been rising in recent weeks in the oil-rich waters with the US last week dispatching an aircraft carrier in a show of American power. China...

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Oct 18, 2012

Taiwan: Relations With The US At Highest Point...

Below is an article published by FocusTaiwan: The United States' recent announcement that Taiwan has been included in its visa waiver program marks a new high in bilateral ties, a Ministry of Foreign...

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Oct 16, 2012

Taiwan: EU Free Trade Agreement In The Making

Below is an article published by The Parliament: A senior Chinese official in Brussels says Beijing will "fiercely resist" any attempt by the EU to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with Taiwan. The...

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Oct 10, 2012

Taiwan Celebrates Its 101st National Day

Photo by Tomas Fano Every year on the 10th of October, Taiwan celebrates its National day, also referred as Double Tenth Day. It commemorates the start of the Wuchang uprising of 1911, a milestone in...

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Oct 05, 2012

Taiwan: Tepid Reception in China

Below is an article published by Time: When Lien Chan, then chairman of Taiwan’s Nationalist Party, visited China in 2005, he received a red-carpet treatment. Huge crowds greeted him, his every...

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Oct 03, 2012

Taiwan: Eligible For Visa Waiver To The US

Below is an article published by VOAnews; The United States has announced visa-free travel for Taiwanese citizens looking to visit the country. The waiver, which begins November First, will allow Taiwanese...

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Oct 01, 2012

Taiwan: World’s Fourth Best Place To Invest

Below is an article published by T@iwan Today: Taiwan remains the world’s fourth best place to invest, trailing Singapore, Switzerland and Norway in the latest Profit Opportunity Recommendation...

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Sep 28, 2012

Taiwan: U.S Bilateral Relations Continue To S...

Below is an article published by Taipei Times: Major progress has been made in talks between Taiwan and the US on amendments to a bilateral agreement on privileges and immunities for diplomatic staff,...

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Sep 27, 2012

Taiwan: Call For Peaceful Solution Of Territorial...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan: Taiwan welcomes a call by the European Union for all sides involved in the territorial dispute over the Diaoyutais Islands to seek a peaceful resolution,...

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Sep 21, 2012

Taiwan: Bilateral Relations With U.S.A. At All...

Below is an article published by Taiwan Today: ROC President Ma Ying-jeou said on 20 September 2012,  that the appointment of Christopher J. Marut as director of the American Institute in Taiwan’s...

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Sep 20, 2012

Taiwan: Chinese Students Welcomed

Below is an article published by BBC: In his first year in Taiwan, Chinese student "Paul" spent much of his spare time in bookstores and libraries - not poring over books for his field of study, but publications...

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Sep 19, 2012

Taiwan: Exhibition Highlights Taiwanese Contribution...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan News Channel:   An exhibition co-organized by the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) that highlights contributions made by Taiwanese immigrants to...

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Sep 17, 2012

Taiwan: Awards For Cultural Preservation

Below is an article published by Taiwan Today:   A total of 11 preservationists and two historic buildings received the National Cultural Heritage Conservation Award for maintenance, preservation...

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Sep 11, 2012

Taiwan: Trilateral Negotiations For Islands

Below is an article published by UPI: Taiwan's president called for dialogue among Taiwan, Japan and China to resolve sovereignty issues over the disputed Senkaku Islands, also called the Diaoyu or Tiaoyutai...

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Aug 29, 2012

Taiwan: Seeking Voice Through Literature

Below is an article published by Channel New Asia: Acclaimed author Lung Yingtai felt the force of China's soft power when she spoke in New York this week on her first trip as Taiwan's culture minister...

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Aug 28, 2012

Taiwan: Rightful Claims To Islands

Below is an article published by the Washington Times: Tensions erupted over the Senkaku Islands (also known as Diaoyutai Islands) in the East China Sea recently when Japanese activists landed on an island...

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Aug 23, 2012

Taiwan: Preparations Underway as Typhoon Appr...

Below is an article published by the Washington Post: Taiwanese authorities evacuated more than 3,000 residents from mountainous areas Thursday as a powerful typhoon approached the island and threatened...

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Aug 21, 2012

Taiwan: Efforts To Protect Indigenous Languag...

Below is an article published by Voice of America: Taiwan’s government sounded a cultural emergency this summer. The native language of a village of aboriginal Rukai people is in danger of dying...

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Aug 15, 2012

Taiwan: President applauds Yunus’ microcredit...

Below is an article published by CNA:     President Ma Ying-jeou lauded Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus on Wednesday for his revolutionary microcredit scheme that gives loans to poor...

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Aug 09, 2012

Taiwan: Investment Protection Pact With China

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan: The future review and enforcement of an investment protection pact between Taiwan and China is more important than focusing on its possible limitations,...

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Aug 02, 2012

Taiwan: Island Closes Down For Typhoon

Below is an article published by Al Jazeera: Typhoon Saola has causing nearly the entire island of Taiwan to close down, bringing torrential rains that could linger until next week, officials have...

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Jul 26, 2012

Taiwan: Raising Taiwanese Students Awareness

Below is an article published by Students for a Free Tibet: Students for a Free Tibet, India in coordination with Taiwan Friends of Tibet organized the second Tibet awareness program in Dharamsala [India]...

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Jul 23, 2012

Taiwan: U.S. Recognizes Taiwan For Immigration...

Below is an article published by The Taipei Times: The US Department of Homeland Security has changed its policy and will now allow Taiwanese citizens entering the US to list Taiwan as their country of...

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Jul 10, 2012

Taiwan: Ranked Among Top 100 Digital Reposito...

Below is an article published by The China Post: Five Taiwan universities have been ranked among the world's top 100 institutional digital repositories in a ranking report recently published by a Spanish...

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Jul 04, 2012

Taiwan: Reasserting Sovereignty Over The Disputed...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan News Channel: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated Taiwan's sovereignty over the disputed Tiaoyutai Islands Wednesday [4.7.2012] amid reports that Japanese...

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Jul 02, 2012

Tibet: High Level Meeting With Taiwanese MPs

Below is an article published by The Tibet Post: Kalon Dicki Chhoyang told members of the Taiwanese parliament and local NGO's concerned with human rights inside Tibet that the current situation within...

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Jun 25, 2012

Taiwan: Top Country Against Human Trafficking

Below is an article published by Taiwan Today: Taiwan has been placed in the Tier 1 category in the U.S. State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report for the third consecutive year, indicating...

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Jun 11, 2012

Taiwan: Praised For Innovation And Education

Below is an article published by OpenEqualFree: According to the World Bank‘s 2012 Knowledge Economy Index (KEI), Taiwan is the top Asian country for knowledge economy and 13th out...

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Jun 07, 2012

Taiwan: Praise from Nobel Laureate

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan: Exiled Chinese-born Nobel laureate Gao Xingjian said Monday [4 June 2012] on the 23rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing that China...

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May 14, 2012

Taiwan: Rapid Industrialization and GDP Growt...

The article below is published by Business Insider: In the 60 years since Chinese Nationalists retreated to Taiwan, the tiny island country has transformed itself quite differently from the mainland China....

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May 07, 2012

Taiwan: Push To Restore Diplomatic Relations In...

Below in an article published by Taipei Times: California has changed its policy and will now allow Taiwanese Americans to list their place of birth as “Taiwan” when they register to vote...

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May 03, 2012

Taiwan: Legislators Request Human Rights Insp...

Below is an article published by the Daily Times: Taiwan lawmakers on Wednesday [2 May 2012] urged China to disclose how many of the island’s people are languishing in its jails, calling on Beijing...

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May 01, 2012

Taiwan: Lawmakers Visit Disputed Islands Chai...

Below is an article published by Voice of America: A group of Taiwanese lawmakers has visited a disputed island chain in the South China Sea to renew Taiwan's claim to the area. The three ruling party...

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Apr 30, 2012

Taiwan: DPP Debates Future China Relations

Below is an article published by The Central News Agency: China remained one of major issues in the first of three debates among candidates vying the chairmanship of the main opposition Democratic Progressive...

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Apr 20, 2012

Taiwan: Economy to Remain Stable

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan: Taiwan's economy will do reasonably well this year [2012] due to a soft landing of growth in China and the gradual economic recovery in the United States,...

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Apr 19, 2012

Taiwan: President Concludes Tour of Africa

Below is an article published by Voice of America News: Taiwan's president on Tuesday [17 April 2012] wrapped up a 12-day, three-country tour of Africa aimed at reaffirming Taipei's diplomatic links to...

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Apr 13, 2012

Taiwan: President Visits Gambia

Below is an article published by AllAfrica: As part of the ongoing four-day state visit to The Gambia by the Taiwanese president, His Excellency Ma Ying-Joeu, a spectacular cultural performance dubbed...

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Apr 02, 2012

Taiwan: Country Praised For Human Rights And...

Below is an article published by Taiwan Today: Taiwan ranks highly in democratic change and market economy development, according to the latest Transformation Index BTI 2012 produced by Germany-based...

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Mar 14, 2012

Taiwan: First Presidential Visit To Africa

Below is an article published by The New Age: Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou is scheduled to leave for Africa on April 7 [2012] on his first trip to the region as the island's leader, to shore up ties...

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Mar 05, 2012

Taiwan: Reiteration Of Sovereignty Over Tiaoyutai...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan: Taiwan reiterated Saturday its sovereignty over the disputed Tiaoyutai Islands following the naming of several uninhabited islets in the East China Sea chain...

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Feb 24, 2012

Taiwan: Expresses Concern over Tibet

Below is an article by Phayul: A former presidential candidate and leader of Taiwan’s largest opposition party, has expressed concerns over the situation in Tibet and called on President Ma Ying-jeou...

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Feb 17, 2012

Taiwan: US Policy Remains Steadfast

Below is an article by Focus Taiwan: The recent meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping has not led to any change in Washington's policy toward Taiwan, a U.S....

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Feb 16, 2012

Taiwan: Election Sparks Mainland Debate About...

Below is an article by The Diplomat: The Taiwan presidential election last month sparked renewed debate on social media about democracy in mainland China.  Interestingly, the Chinese Communist...

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Feb 03, 2012

Taiwan: Plans to Join Trade Bloc within Ten ...

Below is an article published by the China Economic News Service: At a recent party held by the government for overseas Taiwanese businessmen returning home for Chinese New Year, President Ma Ying-jeou...

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Jan 31, 2012

Taiwan: Tension With Japan Over Tiaoyutai Isl...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan: Taiwan has lodged its third protest with Japan in three months over Tokyo's move to name some uninhabited islands claimed by Taiwan, the Ministry of Foreign...

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Jan 27, 2012

Taiwan: Chen Expected to Be New Premier

Below is an article by Focus Taiwan: President Ma Ying-jeou has decided to appoint incumbent Deputy Premier Sean Chen as Taiwan's new premier, a high-ranking official of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) said...

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Jan 20, 2012

Taiwan: Aging Population Leads to Extension of...

Below is an article published by AFP: Taiwan has decided to extend the length of stay for foreign workers to meet growing demand from the island's ageing population, officials said Friday [20 January...

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Jan 19, 2012

Taiwan: Praise for Fairness of Elections

Below is an article published by FocusTaiwan: The presidential election last week in Taiwan is one that Taiwanese can be proud of and it can have a big impact on mainland China, a U.S. scholar at New...

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Jan 18, 2012

Taiwan: Elections Eagerly Followed by Mainland...

Below is an article published by the BBC: Gazing out of my window trying to make out the skyscrapers of central Beijing today is a bit like trying to divine the thoughts of China's leaders. Not easy. A...

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Jan 12, 2012

Taiwan: Pro-Independence Party On The Rise

Below is an  article published by Voice of America: Taiwan's incumbent president, Ma Ying-jeou, has earned recognition for easing tension with longtime rival China.  But as he campaigns for...

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Jan 03, 2012

Taiwan: Ma Leads in Taiwan Presidential Race:...

The following article was published by My Sinchew Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou enjoys a narrow lead over his opponents in his bid for re-election, poll results showed Tuesday, the last day surveys...

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Dec 30, 2011

Taiwan: Cross-Strait Tourism Reaches 3 Million...

Below is an article published by the People's Daily: A pilot travel program was launched in June this year [2011] to allow mainland residents to visit Taiwan as individual tourists, opening a new phase...

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Dec 28, 2011

Taiwan: Ma Pledges Closer Economic Ties with China...

Below is an article published by Bloomberg: “Taiwan has transformed its role from a troublemaker to a peacemaker,” Ma, vying for a second four-year term in Jan. 14 [2012] elections, said in...

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Dec 26, 2011

Taiwan: Country’s Achievement Results In Visa...

Below is an article published by CENS: Taiwan has been listed as a candidate on the United States Visa Waiver Program (VWP), according to the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT). The nomination means...

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Dec 21, 2011

Taiwan: On The Eve Of Elections

Below is an article published by The Washington Times On Jan. 14, Taiwanese voters will elect the country’s next president and parliament. Officials in both Beijing and Washington are closely watching...

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Dec 15, 2011

Taiwan: Beijing Warns DPP about Moderate Platform...

Below is an article published by Reuters: China on Wednesday [14 December 2011] dangled the prospect of more trade and economic incentives for Taiwan ahead of elections there next month, but warned the...

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Dec 08, 2011

Taiwan: Human Right Situation – Public Opinion...

Below is an article published by Taiwan News: The public gave the government a higher mark on the country's overall human rights situation for 2011 compared with the previous year, according to the results...

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Dec 07, 2011

Taiwan: DPP Organizes Piggy Bank Protest

Below is an article published by Taiwan News: The Democratic Progressive Party called on its supporters Tuesday to bring their piggy banks to a rally in front of the Presidential Office Building on December...

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Dec 01, 2011

Taiwan: Onwards and Upwards in the Transparency...

Below is an article published by Taiwan News: Taiwan reached its highest level in the survey in 17 years, reports said, but nevertheless still was surpassed by Asian rivals Singapore, Hong Kong and...

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Nov 30, 2011

Taiwan: New Agreements Expected to Combat Human...

Below is an article published by Taiwan News: Taiwan plans to sign agreements with several countries in the first half of next year [2012] to jointly combat human trafficking, according to the head of...

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Nov 24, 2011

Taiwan: Culture Budget Set To Rise Further

Below is an article published by Taiwan News: Representatives from various branches of the cultural world gathered outside the Council for Cultural Affairs Thursday [24 November 2011] morning to present...

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Nov 18, 2011

Taiwan: Mainland Ties Grow But Public Still Wary...

Below is an article published by Voice of America: The Taiwanese official in charge of the ministry overseeing policy with Beijing says her government lacks the trust in China to pursue a peace accord...

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Nov 17, 2011

Taiwan: First Female Presidential Candidate

Below is an article published by Channel News Agency:  Ms Tsai has a razor-thin lead over President Ma Ying-jeou, who is seeking a second term. Ms Tsai is soft spoken and moderate and these characteristics...

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Nov 16, 2011

Taiwan: Tsai Ing-Wen Now Directing the Campaign...

Below is an article published by the Wall Street Journal: In an election, you know a campaign is on its back foot when it produces speeches that focus more on what political opponents are saying than...

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Nov 09, 2011

Taiwan: Large Flood-Aid Donation To Thailand

Below is an article published by Taiwan News: The government has decided to donate US$1 million to Thailand to help with the country's flood relief efforts, Premier Wu Den-yih said Tuesday [8...

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Nov 04, 2011

Taiwan: US Senator Advances Call For Visa Wai...

Below is an article published by Taiwan News: U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman has asked the Obama administration to speed up the process of granting visa waiver treatment for Taiwan passport holders, the...

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Nov 01, 2011

Taiwan: ECA a Positive EU Step Towards Consen...

  Below is article published by Parliament.com:   A senior European commission official said it supports "deeper trade ties" with Taiwan.   João Aguiar Machado also said that...

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Oct 28, 2011

Taiwan: Nation Blocked Again From International...

Below is an article by The Wall Street Journal: Next month [November 2011], the countries that are members of the United Nations Framework on Climate Change will meet in South Africa to share knowledge...

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Oct 26, 2011

Taiwan: New Zealand Takes Steps towards Trade...

Below is an article published by Taipei Times: Taiwan and New Zealand have agreed to begin feasibility studies on the possibility of an economic cooperation agreement, the Ministry of Economic Affairs...

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Oct 25, 2011

Taiwan: Taiwan President Not So Popular

Below is an article published by the Vancouver Sun While the efforts by Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou to ease tensions with China have won him approval in Washington, they are not so popular with...

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Oct 21, 2011

Taiwan: Taichung Region Key to DPP Presidential...

Below is an article published by Reuters: Taiwan's semi-rural central plains, dotted with rice paddies and brightly coloured temples, is the battleground in a presidential poll that will set the tone...

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Oct 18, 2011

Taiwan: President Wants To Sign Peace Treaty With...

Below is an article published by Voanews Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou says he would like to sign a peace treaty with China in the coming decade, if the people of the island agree. Ma's comments came...

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Oct 13, 2011

Taiwan: OECD Criteria Will Be More Than Achie...

Below is an article published by Asia One: President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday [12 October 2011] pledged to develop Taiwan's economic status beyond the standards of the Organization for Economic Co-operation...

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Oct 11, 2011

Taiwan: Calls On Beijing To Embrace Democracy...

Below is an article published by the Wall Street Journal. Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou used the occasion of an important and politically sensitive date in Chinese history to call on China to embrace...

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Oct 07, 2011

Taiwan: MEP Calls for Greater EU-ROC Relations...

Below is an article by The Parliament: British MEP Charles Tannock has urged the EU to "continue to push for meaningful participation for Taiwan in international organisations". He also took a swipe...

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Oct 06, 2011

Taiwan: US Considering Supplementary Defence Sales...

Below is an article published by Reuters: The Obama administration is weighing fresh arms sales to Taiwan as part of a sweeping effort to deter any Chinese attack on the self-ruled island that Beijing...

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Oct 05, 2011

Taiwan: Tsai Vows Country Will Be Led by Its People,...

Below is an article by Taiwan News: Taiwan presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen said that while she is willing to work with China if elected, the island’s future will be determined by its inhabitants...

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Sep 28, 2011

Taiwan: Beijing Spy Exposed But Secrets Remain...

Below is an article released by The Washington Post: Early this year [2011], military intelligence agents and prosecutors showed up at a white, single-story farmhouse here in southern Taiwan and told...

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Sep 20, 2011

Taiwan: Presidential Challenger Wary of China

Below is an article published by the Epoch Times WASHINGTON—As China has risen in military and economic power, Taiwan has been afflicted with more international isolation and pressures...

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Sep 15, 2011

Taiwan: State Dept. Decision Disappoints Even...

Below is an article published by Reuters: U.S. arms sales to Taiwan are a major sore spot with China, which regards the self-ruled island as its own. Still, the State Department has sent one of its senior...

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Sep 13, 2011

Taiwan: Upgrades Show Close US Relations as Beijing...

Below is an article published by Taiwan News: A close ally of Taiwan's president said Monday [12 September 2011]he expects the U.S. will agree only to upgrade the island's existing fleet of F-16s fighter...

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Sep 06, 2011

Taiwan: Beijing Must Face Facts of Taiwanese ...

Below is an article published by Wall Street Journal: The more things change, the more they stay the same. It’s a cliché that must be resonating right now for Democratic Progressive Party...

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Sep 05, 2011

Taiwan: Museum Displays A Collection Of Seediq...

Below is an article publish by Taiwan Today.  Historical items related to the indigenous Seediq people will go on display in a special exhibition at National Taiwan Museum ahead of the Sept. 9 [island-wide]...

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Sep 02, 2011

Taiwan: MEPs Praise Democratic Practices and Peace...

Below is an article by TheParliament.com: Several MEPs are currently in Beijing for a series of meetings with senior Chinese officials. But they have taken the opportunity to lavish praise on the peace-building...

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Aug 16, 2011

Taiwan: Tsai Defends Taiwan Strait Policy

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan: Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen, the party's candidate in next January's [2012] presidential election, rebutted Tuesday...

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Aug 05, 2011

Taiwan: 'Should Boost Defences Against China...

The article below was published by APF Taiwan needs to "actively prevent" any leak of secrets to China and must counter infiltration attempts by beefing up its counter-intelligence, Ma said in a statement...

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Aug 04, 2011

Taiwan: MEPs Call For Increased “de facto a...

Below is an article published by The Parliament.com:  Two senior MEPs have called for “deepened” trade links between the EU and Taiwan. Laima Andrikiene and Daniel Caspary say that...

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Jul 26, 2011

Taiwan: Beijing Fighter Jets Provoke Reaction...

Below is a speech published by Bloomberg: Two Chinese Su-27 fighter jets crossed the unofficial centerline of the Taiwan Strait briefly on June 29 [2011] during a routine training mission, Taiwan’s...

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Jul 19, 2011

Taiwan: Chinese Military Growth Threatens Sec...

Below is an article published by Agence France: China's military threat against Taiwan is bigger than ever, the island's defence ministry said Tuesday [19 July 2011], despite three years of efforts by...

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Jul 01, 2011

Taiwan: MEPs Argue For End to “One China”...

Below is an article published by The Parliament: Several MEPs have called on the EU to drop its "one China" policy towards Taiwan.Speaking at a conference in parliament on Thursday [30 June 2011], they...

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Jun 28, 2011

Taiwan: TFD Speaks Out Over Chinese Organ Har...

Below is an article published by the Taipei Times:  Despite economic growth, the condition of human rights in China is still very bad — especially when it comes to the persecution of religious...

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Jun 27, 2011

Taiwan: “A beacon of democracy to Asia and the...

Below is an article published by the Taipei Times: President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said yesterday [24 June 2011] that Taiwan is a young democracy that still has a long way to go to reach...

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Jun 15, 2011

Taiwan: “The WHO's explicit reference...

Below is an article published by the Parliament.com: Tannock, who chairs parliament's Taiwan friendship group, has now written a letter of protest to the WHO's director general Margaret Chan. In the...

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Jun 09, 2011

Taiwan: Calls For Greater Interaction With In...

Below is an article published by Taiwan Today: ROC President Ma Ying-jeou expressed the hope June 8 that growth in trade between Taiwan and India could increase at an even faster pace in the coming...

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Jun 07, 2011

Taiwan: President Ma Calls For China to Release...

Below is an article published by Taipei Times: On the 22nd anniversary of China’s Tiananmen Square Massacre, President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday called on China to demonstrate tolerance and respect...

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May 30, 2011

Taiwan: Expanding the Economic Cooperation

Below is an article published by Reuters: Taiwan will allow banks' overseas branches and offshore banking units to conduct business using the Chinese currency, the financial regulator said, in the latest...

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May 23, 2011

Taiwan: Continued Chinese Critique on Defense...

Below is an article published by the Voice of America: During a recent week-long visit to the United States, Chen Bingde, the chief of the general staff of China's People's Liberation Army, or PLA, pressed...

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May 20, 2011

Taiwan: President Promises More Sovereignty, Human...

Below is an article published by the Taipei Times:  President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) yesterday [19 May 2011]  promised to achieve more progress in terms of the country’s...

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May 18, 2011

Taiwan: Subduing the Risk From Natural Disas...

Below is an article published by Taipei Times Taiwan held its first compounded nuclear disaster drill yesterday [17-05-2011], with President Ma Ying-jeou looking on as emergency responders shifted into...

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May 16, 2011

Taiwan: US-China Talks on Defense Sales to Ta...

Below is an article published by Voa News:A top military official from China is scheduled to visit the United States this week on the first such high-level visit in seven years.  The delegation is...

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May 04, 2011

Taiwan: Visit by the Deputy Speaker of Japan’s...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan:  Seishiro Eto, deputy speaker of the lower house of Japan's bicameral Diet, arrived in Taiwan Wednesday [4 May 2011] to thank Taiwan in person for its...

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May 02, 2011

Taiwan: First Female Presidential Candidate P...

Below is an article published by BBC News: She topped an island-wide telephone poll of 15,000 voters conducted to gauge candidates' chances of defeating President Ma Ying-jeou. Mr Ma is seeking re-election...

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Apr 27, 2011

Taiwan: Deeper Cross-Strait Ties But Independence...

Below is an article published by the Taipei Times:  Sixty-two percent of respondents are concerned about a crisis of political autonomy and increased difficulty maintaining the “status quo”...

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Apr 22, 2011

Taiwan: Upcoming Presidential Elections

Below is an article published by Wall Street Journal Taiwan will hold its presidential and legislative elections on Jan. 14, 2012, with the island combining the elections for the first time to save...

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Apr 20, 2011

Taiwan: Autonomy Still Strong Amid Rapprochement...

Below is an article published by the Wall Street Journal:  John Lee's op-ed "Why Taiwan Will Fail" (April 1) asserts that the acceleration of cross-Strait economic and trade exchanges will lead to...

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Apr 15, 2011

Taiwan: Demonstrating An Open and Democratic ...

Below is an article published by the BBC: Taiwan has begun accepting applications from Chinese students to study here. Starting in the autumn semester, the first batch of students from China will study...

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Apr 13, 2011

Taiwan: Taipei Seeks to Move U.S. on Arms Sal...

Below is an article published by The Wall Street Journal:  Taiwan's air force landed fighter jets on a stretch of highway in the island's south, an exercise that analysts said was partly aimed at...

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Apr 11, 2011

Taiwan: Films on Detained Chinese Artist Screened...

Below is an article published by AFP: A Taiwanese art centre is to screen several films about Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in a show of support for the detained dissident, an organiser said on Saturday [April...

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Apr 07, 2011

Taiwan: Pessimism About The Well-Being Of Dissident...

  Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan:   The country's top China policy planner also urged Beijing to clarify Ai's situation and the state of his well-being. According to foreign...

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Mar 09, 2011

Taiwan: Reappraisal of Military Strategy Begins...

Below is an article published by All Headline News:  In what could warm relations with China after controversial arms deal with the United States last year, Taiwan has announced to reduce number...

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Feb 28, 2011

Taiwan: Medical Staff Offer Free Health Care in...

Below is an article published by Taiwan News:     Taiwanese doctors, nurses, pharmacists, medical students and volunteers spent their Lunar New Year holidays in early...

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Feb 25, 2011

Taiwan: Travellers from PRC Strengthen Economy,...

Below is an article published by Reuters:   Taiwan and China will hold another round of talks in late March [2011] on a plan to allow individual travellers from China to visit Taiwan, a move that...

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Feb 16, 2011

Taiwan: Cardinal Set For Historic China Trip

Below is an article published by AFP:  Taiwan's Catholic Cardinal Paul Shan will make a historic visit to China this year in the first contact between Catholics on the two sides in more than 60 years,...

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Feb 14, 2011

Taiwan: Dispute With Manila after Extraditions...

Below is an article published by Monsters and Critics: Taiwan on Friday refuted a claim by the Philippines that 14 fraud suspects recently extradited to China held no Taiwanese documentation. The...

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Feb 09, 2011

Taiwan: ‘Take Taiwan seriously,’ The Ministry...

Below is an article published by Taipei Times: Taiwan’s response to the Philippines’ recent deportation of 14 Taiwanese to China sent a message to Manila to “take Taiwan seriously”...

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Feb 08, 2011

Taiwan: PRC Visitors Attracted during Spring...

Below is an article published by China.org.cn   During the Spring Festival, Mainland visitors can be seen at almost every hot tourist spot in Taiwan. And the enthusiasm for Taiwan travel hasn't...

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Feb 04, 2011

Taiwan: Manila Deports 14 Taiwanese to China

Below is an article published by Taipei Times The Philippine government held an extraordinary meeting yesterday [3 February 2011] after Taipei lodged a protest over the deportation to China of 14 Taiwanese...

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Feb 01, 2011

Taiwan: PRC Sends New Year Greetings to ROC

Below is an article published by Xinhua News Agency   The Chinese mainland's Taiwan affairs chief, Wang Yi, extended Lunar New Year greetings to Taiwan compatriots across the world Monday [31 January...

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Jan 27, 2011

Taiwan: US Diplomat Slams China for Opposing Visit...

Below is an article published by Taipei Times: American Institute in Taiwan Chairman Raymond Burghardt on Tuesday said Chinese pressure on Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to cancel a visit to Taiwan was “unacceptable”...

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Jan 25, 2011

Taiwan: US Reassures ROC after Obama-Hu Talks

  Below is an article published by MCIL Multimedia:A top United States envoy on Tuesday [25 January 2011] reassured Taiwan that its interests had not been violated during last week's talks between...

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Jan 19, 2011

Taiwan: US Lawmakers Ask Obama to Ensure ROC ...

  Below is an article published by Radio Taiwan International:   The foreign ministry says several leading US lawmakers are asking President Barack Obama to keep his pledge to ensure Taiwan's...

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Jan 17, 2011

Taiwan: Tourism Opened to Tibetan Visitors

Below is an article published by Xinhua: A group of Tibetan tourists, averaging age 60, took off Friday [14 January 2011] from Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region for Taiwan, marking...

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Jan 17, 2011

Taiwanese, Tibetans, Uyghurs Unite to Protest...

Below is an article published by the Washington Post: Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit to the United States may not go as smoothly as the Obama administration may have hoped. At least 17 Taiwanese-American...

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Dec 21, 2010

Taiwan: New Round of Negotiations with Mainland...

Below is an article published by Xinhua News Agency Chinese mainland's negotiator on cross-Strait ties Chen Yunlin started talks with his Taiwan counterpart Chiang Pin-kung on Tuesday morning [21 December...

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Dec 20, 2010

Taiwan: Medical Cooperation Pact With PRC

Below is an article published by Associated Press: Taiwan and China plan to sign an agreement to share information on epidemics and cooperate in the development of new drugs when the two sides meet in...

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Dec 14, 2010

Taiwan: Liu Xiaobo Praises ROC as a Democratic...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan The author of a biography on Liu Xiaobo urged people in Taiwan on Sunday [12 December 2010] to find out more about the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner and his...

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Nov 30, 2010

Taiwan: Diplomat Calls US-Taipei Defense Ties...

Below is an article published by The Washington Post   A senior U.S. diplomat dealing with Taiwan said Tuesday [30 November 2010] that America has an "intimate" defense relationship with the democratic...

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Nov 29, 2010

Taiwan: Record High of Tourism

 Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan News Channel   Premier Wu Den-yih on Saturday [27 November] greeted the 5 millionth foreign visitor to Taiwan in 2010 and said he expects the...

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Nov 26, 2010

Taiwan: President Welcomes EU Visa Exemption

  Below is an article published by Asia-Pacific News:   'This is an important chapter in Taiwan's diplomacy. It shows that Taiwan has won recognition from the world,' Ma told an election...

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Nov 25, 2010

Taiwan: Walk For Tibet, Taiwan, World Peace and...

  Below is an article published by The Tibet Post International:   A press statement issued by the Tibetan NGOs in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan on Thursday (25 Nov), stated that the event...

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Nov 22, 2010

Taiwan: Thousands Rally to Back China Policy

Below is an article published by Taiwan News: Several thousand people waved banners and chanted in Taiwan's capital Sunday [21 November 2010] to express their support for President Ma Ying-jeou's policy...

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Nov 02, 2010

Taiwan: Abe’s Visit Marks an Improvement in...

Below is an article published by The China Post Ma stresses value of ties with Japan on Abe visit President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday [1 November 2010] that his administration will continue to step...

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Oct 27, 2010

Taiwan: Significant Improvement in Anti-Corruption...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan   Taiwan moved up four places in this year’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) , ranking 33rd among 178 countries in the annual survey, Transparency...

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Oct 22, 2010

Taiwan: More Than 1,400 Chinese Missiles Targeting...

  Below is an article published by Japan Today:   NSB Director General Tsai De-sheng confirmed Wednesday at the legislature that a bureau report found the number of all types of guided missiles...

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Oct 18, 2010

Taiwan: Website Launch Enhances Political Dis...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan:  Search engine giant Google and its video-sharing subsidiary YouTube launched websites Friday [15 October 2010] for Taiwan's five upcoming special municipality...

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Oct 05, 2010

Taiwan: Celebrations for RoC’s National Day...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan   A 52-minute fireworks display will light up the skies over Taipei Sunday night [10 October 2010] in celebration of the 99th anniversary of the founding...

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Oct 04, 2010

Taiwan: AIT Chair Lauds Taipei’s Peace Maki...

Below is an article published by the China Post   Chairman of the Washington-based American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Raymond F. Burghardt praised President Ma Ying-jeou Friday [1 October 2010]...

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Sep 29, 2010

Taiwan: RoC Seeking Observer Status at ICAO

Below is an article published by the Province   Taiwan is seeking observer status at the International Civil Aviation Organization, whose triennial assembly is under way at its headquarters in Montreal. Taiwan's...

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Sep 20, 2010

Taiwan: Banks set up Branches in Mainland Chi...

  Below is an article published by Associated Press:   China has given approval to four Taiwanese banks to set up branches on the mainland, a major step toward financial cooperation between...

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Sep 14, 2010

Taiwan: Free Trade Agreement with China in Ef...

  Below is an article published by examiner.com:   China and Taiwan agreed to a free trade agreement in June 2010 which is now taking effect allowing both countries to exchange goods without...

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Aug 13, 2010

Taiwan: Red Cross Solicits Donations To Help Mudslide...

  Below is an article published by Xinhua:   The Society has already donated 100,000 U.S. dollars, the Society's deputy secretary general, Hsieh Chao-lung, told Xinhua. Xie said "we sympathize...

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Aug 09, 2010

Taiwan: Taipei’s Gastro-Diplomatic Charm Of...

  Below is an article published by the Guardian:   It is diplomacy by dim sum, a brand of international relations that relies less on fusty summits than on fine dining. A number of countries...

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Aug 04, 2010

Taiwan: Arms Reduction Offer disguises Political...

Below is an article published by Reuters India: Taiwan on Tuesday [August 3] rejected what it saw as an offer from China to discuss arms reduction, a reminder of military tensions between the diplomatic...

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Aug 02, 2010

Taiwan: Region Worried by Beijing’s Increasing...

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan News Organisation;  China's Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng said last Friday [date] that with the establishment of military security and mutual...

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Jul 20, 2010

Taiwan: Personal Ties across the Strait reduce...

Below is an article published by the Washington Post:China considers Taiwan a renegade province and keeps more than 1,000 missiles pointed at the island. Taiwan stockpiles American weapons to defend itself....

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Jul 12, 2010

Taiwan: President Promotes Closer China Ties

 Below is an article published by the Associated Press:Ma Ying-jeou — who has sought to build better relations with the mainland since taking office in May 2008 — said this was an opportunity...

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Jul 07, 2010

Taiwan: Panama Links Taken to New Level

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan: Taiwan signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Panama Wednesday on the establishment of a public key infrastructure (PKI) that will help enable the...

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Jun 30, 2010

Taiwan: China- Taiwan Trade Agreement Confirm...

Below is an article published by CNN.com Taiwan finally gets to join the dynamic ring of fiery growth that has typified East Asia for the past decade. The island signed a trade agreement with China...

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Jun 21, 2010

Taiwan: Substantial Progress Made In Cross-Strait...

  Below is an article published by Xinhuaet News: The Chinese mainland and Taiwan have come closer to signing a comprehensive economic pact as "substantial progress" has been made...

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Jun 18, 2010

Taiwan: China's Gravitational Pull

 Below is an article published by Business Week: China has 1,400 missiles pointed at Taiwan, a stark reminder that Beijing still views the neighboring island as a renegade province that will someday...

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Jun 16, 2010

Taiwan: Closest ties to China since 1949

  Below is an article published by Chinadigitaltimes.net:Taiwan and China have agreed on the structure and content for a landmark trade deal that could bring about the closest relations between...

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Jun 16, 2010

Taiwan: EU Parliament Endorses Taiwan's Claim...

  Below is an article published by The Parliament.com:A cross-party group of MEPs have reiterated their support for Taiwan to be allowed to join international organisations such as the UN.The...

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May 19, 2010

Taiwan: Orders Citizens to take Environmental...

  Below is an article published by AFP:Taiwan has become one of the world's first societies to impose mandatory environmental education in its bid to protect its fragile environment, authorities...

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May 18, 2010

Taiwan: Taipei invests in China.

Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan:Taiwan's top negotiator with China, Chiang Pin-kung, reiterated Monday [date] that a proposed Taiwan-China economic cooperation framework agreement (ECFA)...

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May 07, 2010

Taiwan: DOH Minister Defends Taiwan’s Status...

  Below is an article published by Taipei Times:Department of Health Minister Yaung Chih-liang yesterday [6 May 2010] defended the nation’s World Health Assembly (WHA) observer status,...

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Apr 27, 2010

Taipei’s Sovereignty at Great Risk - More Than...

   Below is an article published by The Examiner: Michael Tsai, former Republic of China in-exile Defense Minister, warns that Taiwan is a great risk of assimilation by the People's...

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Apr 23, 2010

Taiwan: Taiwan Earth Day Focus On Emissions

  Below is an article published by UPI.com: Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou pledged to find a balance between economic development and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.Ma said that last year...

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Apr 09, 2010

Taiwan: Taiwan Free to Sign FTAs: MAC Head

 Below is an article published by Focus Taiwan News Channel: Taipei, (CNA) Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Chairwoman Lai Shin-yuan said Thursday [April 8] that Taiwan is free to negotiate and sign...

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Apr 07, 2010

Taiwan: China Should Remove Missiles Before Peace...

  Below is an article published by Reuters India: Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou demanded on Tuesday [April 6] that China remove missiles aimed at the island before any peace talks, comments that...

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Mar 31, 2010

Taiwan: EU Believes it’s Time for Taiwan to...

Below is an article published by theparliament.comThe EU should encourage China to drop its opposition to Taiwan joining international organisations, a Brussels conference was told on Tuesday.The...

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Mar 30, 2010

Taiwan: Beijing Relations Improve But Recognition...

 Below is an article published by Solomon Times: President Ma Ying-Jeou says Taiwan has ceased "its diplomatic tug-of-war with China and the two sides are now working in...

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Mar 19, 2010

Taiwan: China air force covers North Taiwan with...

  Below is an article published by E-Taiwan News: China has installed eight battalions of Russian-built missiles in its province of Fujian which could hit any plane flying across Northern Taiwan,...

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Mar 16, 2010

Taiwan: EU Encourages Mutual Trust With China

  Below is an article published by The Parliament : Senior British MEP Charles Tannock has urged the EU to speed up plans to allow visa-free travel to Europe for Taiwanese people....

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Mar 09, 2010

Taiwan: China Warns US on Arms Sales

Below is a story from the Associated Press : BEIJING — China on Tuesday, 9 March warned the United States against any future arms sales to Taiwan, including F-16 fighter jets the island...

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Mar 03, 2010

Taiwan: President On The Road In Major Foreign...

Below is an article published by Reuters: Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou will visit six South Pacific nations this month and stop over twice in U.S. territory, his office said on Tuesday, March...

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Mar 01, 2010

Taiwan: Taiwan's Ruling Party Defeated in By-...

 Below is an article published by AP:Taiwan's ruling party suffered its third major electoral setback in two months Saturday, losing three of four by-elections despite the president's efforts...

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Feb 01, 2010

Taiwan: China Fumes at Latest U.S. Arms Sales...

  Below is an article published by Reuters:The arms sales, the latest in a series but the first by the Obama administration, has added to a litany of bilateral strains between the world's...

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Jan 21, 2010

Taiwan: The President to stop in U.S., testing...

  Below is an article published by Reuters India:It comes at a time of increased friction between China and the United States, at odds over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, exchange rates, trade quarrels,...

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Jan 11, 2010

Taiwan: Opposition Scores Fresh Election Win

Below is an article published by Agence France-Press: Taiwan's main opposition party scored a fresh election victory in legislative by-elections in three counties, officials said on Saturday [9 January]....

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Jan 05, 2010

Taiwan: Beijing Criticises US Arms Sales

Below is an article published by the China Daily: China has raised solemn representations to the United States government and urged it to cancel and cease arms sales to Taiwan, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman...

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Jan 04, 2010

Taiwan: Legislation Needed To Legitimize Taiwan's...

Below is an article published by Taiwan News:The IATTC, which is an international grouping that deals with tuna fishing matters, comprises 16 member states, including: the United States, Costa Rica, Nicaragua,...

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Dec 11, 2009

Taiwan: China Talks set for December

  Below is an article published by Channel News Asia:Taiwan confirmed on Thursday (10 December) that it will hold much-anticipated high-level talks with China from December 21 to 23 in the city...

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Dec 02, 2009

Taiwan: MEPs Push for COP15 Participation

 Below is an article published by TheParliament.com:Charles Tannock, a British centre-right deputy, is among the deputies who support Taiwan's efforts to participate in the conference which starts...

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Nov 18, 2009

Taiwan:In Beijing Obama Reiterates His Support...

Below is an article published by EarthTimes:Taiwan on Tuesday (17 November) welcomed US President Barack Obama's mentioning the Taiwan Relations Act in his Beijing speech, seeing it as Washington's...

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Nov 13, 2009

Taiwan: Envoy To Describe Global Contributions...

 Below is an article published by Taiwan News: Lien Chan, the ruling Kuomintang's honorary chairman, was named by President Ma Ying-jeou as his special envoy to the summit meeting of the regional...

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Nov 03, 2009

Taiwan: MEP Wins Visa-Free Status for Taiwan ...

   Below is an article published by TheParliament.com:  It follows news that from January 1 Taiwan citizens are set to enjoy visa-free status when travelling to Europe.Tannock, who...

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Oct 22, 2009

Taiwan: Taiwan Group Says China Trip Cancelled...

 Below is an article published by Agence France Presse:  About 60 tourism operators from three southern Taiwan cities, including Kaohsiung where the film has been showing, called off a...

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Oct 21, 2009

Taiwan: Warning of China 'Threat'

Below is an article published by BBC News:Taiwan's defence ministry has said China's military strength is far more than it needs for self-defence and it is a threat to the Asia-Pacific region.It...

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Oct 16, 2009

Taiwan: Welcomes Plans By HK Chief Executive’s...

 Below is an article published by Central News Agency:Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Chairwoman Lai Shin-yuan made the remarks in response to questions raised by lawmakers on the legislative floor."The...

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Oct 15, 2009

Taiwan: Senior MEP Attacks Chinese Political ...

 Below is an article published by the Parliament :   Speaking in parliament on Tuesday [13 October], centre-right MEP Astrid Lulling said, "We in the West are often blackmailed by China...

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Oct 14, 2009

Taiwan: Bid to Join U.N. Agencies

  Below is an article published by Taiwan News:  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday that it is still pushing for the endorsement of Taiwan's diplomatic allies of...

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Oct 13, 2009

Taiwan: Watson Backs Calls for Taiwan to be Allowed...

    Below is an article published by The Parliament:The former group leader told this website that he "wholeheartedly" backed a growing campaign for the island to join agencies...

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Sep 21, 2009

Taiwan: Uyghur Film to Screen Despite Chinese...

  Below is an article published by Voice of America News :  The mayor of the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung has approved the screening of a controversial documentary at an upcoming...

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Sep 21, 2009

Taiwan: Uyghur Film to Screen Despite Chinese...

  Below is an article published by Voice of America News :  The mayor of the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung has approved the screening of a controversial documentary at an upcoming...

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Sep 11, 2009

Taiwan: Taiwan's New Premier Vows Closer China...

    Below is an article published by Channelnewsasia :    Taiwan's new premier vowed Thursday [10 September] to pursue closer ties with China, as local media reported...

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Sep 10, 2009

Taiwan: Dalai Lama: Purpose Of Taiwan Visit F...

  Below is an article published by CBS News :   The Dalai Lama said Wednesday [9 September]  that his mission to Taiwan to comfort the victims of Typhoon Morakot was a success....

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Sep 07, 2009

Taiwan: Drops Annual U.N. Bid as China Relations...

 Below is an article published by Reuters:Taiwan will drop for the first time in 17 years its annual bid to join the United Nations as island President Ma Ying-jeou seeks peace with long-time rival...

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Sep 03, 2009

Taiwan: Dalai Lama Meets With Taiwan’s Catholic...

  Below is an article published by Bloomberg.com The Dalai Lama drew more than 1,000 people to an arena in southern Taiwan today [2 September] to witness his meeting with Catholic Cardinal...

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Sep 02, 2009

Taiwan: Taiwan to Continue to Strengthen Ties...

  Below is an article published by Radio Taiwan International: Taiwan has sent its congratulations to Democratic Party of Japan which has won a landslide election in a historic shift in power....

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Aug 21, 2009

Taiwan-China Economic Ties Boom, Military Tensions...

Below is an article published by VOA News : Longtime political foes Taiwan and China have seen their economic ties improve dramatically since Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou stepped into office last year...

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Aug 17, 2009

Taiwan: Aid Trickles In

  Below is an article published by The Wall Street Journal: International aid started trickling into Taiwan on Sunday [August 16, 2009], a week after the worst typhoon in half a century killed...

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Jul 27, 2009

Taiwan: President Wins Party Vote

   Below is an article published by: BBC Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou has been elected head of the island's ruling party, the Kuomintang, in a vote by party members.The move will make...

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Jul 21, 2009

Taiwan: Candlelight Vigil for the Uyghurs

   Below is an article published by the Taiwan Church News: Taiwan United Nations Alliance (TAUNA) held a candlelight vigil on July 13th for Uighurs in Xinjiang, China, fighting for their...

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Jul 16, 2009

Taiwan: China's Military Buildup Worries Taiw...

  Below is an article published by The Washington Times:China's military buildup across the Taiwan Strait remains a major concern for the tiny island even as overall relations between the...

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Jul 10, 2009

Taiwan: Prime Minister Condemns Violence in X...

Taiwan's Premier Mr Liu Chao-shiuan today [July 9, 2009] strongly denounced the use of violence in China's Xinjiang region and urged Beijing to handle the simmering unrest in a tolerant manner.Mr...

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Jul 08, 2009

Taiwan: Rights on Agenda in China Talks

 Below is an article published by The China Post: Taiwan's pro-independence opposition called on the Beijing-friendly government on Tuesday to raise human rights in future talks with the mainland,...

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Jun 23, 2009

Taiwan: US Dedicates New Diplomatic Office

  Below is an article published by AP: The United States dedicated the grounds for a new representative office in Taiwan on Monday [22 June 2009], making a visible commitment to the island at...

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Jun 19, 2009

Taiwan: Swine Flu Vaccine Set For Mass Produc...

  Below is an article published by the APF:Taiwan is set to mass produce swine flu vaccine later this year [2009], a bio-tech company said Thursday [18 June 2009], as the island's confirmed...

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Jun 18, 2009

Taiwan: Concert for Burma Democracy Activists

   Below is an article published by the Taipei Times:The Taiwan Free Burma Network — an alliance of more than 100 groups supporting the democracy movement in Myanmar — will hold...

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Jun 10, 2009

Taiwan: President Initiates Simplified Charac...

  Below is an article published by TAIPEI (AFP):Taiwan president suggests using simplified Chinese charactersPresident Ma Ying-jeou on Tuesday suggested that Taiwan adopt the simplified character...

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Jun 09, 2009

Taiwan: Expected Cooperation With China

 Below is an article published by Taiwan News :  TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan and China could consider cooperating on overseas compatriots issues, the Straits Exchange Foundation...

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May 27, 2009

Taiwan: Warm Embrace with China

   Below is an article published by NBC: It was hardly conceivable that the sports of rock n’ roll dancing and Frisbee could help drive Taiwan closer to China, but that’s exactly...

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May 19, 2009

Taiwan: Welcomed to the UN World Health Assem...

  Below is an article published by The Parliament: The international community has welcomed the inclusion of Taiwan in this year's [2009] World Health Assembly (WHA).It is the first time...

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May 13, 2009

Taiwan: EU Welcomes Entry into WHO

  Below is an article published by The Parliament:  It will be the first time the island has participated in the annual gathering of global health ministers since 1971 and follows intense...

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Apr 27, 2009

Taiwan: Envoy Arrives in China

   Below is an article published by AFP: Taiwan's top envoy to China arrived here Saturday [25 April 2009] for a new round of talks aimed at cementing close economic ties and advancing...

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Apr 23, 2009

Taiwan: Protesting U.N. Exclusion

   Below is an article published by the Taiwan News: Taiwan will protest against the exclusion of a delegate from the opening ceremony of a United Nations-sponsored digital library in Paris,...

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Apr 20, 2009

Taiwan: Chinese Envoy Arrives

   Below is an article published by M & C:China's senior envoy to Taiwan, Zheng Lizhong, led a group of negotiators to the island Friday [17 April 2009] for preparatory talks to...

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Apr 09, 2009

Taiwan: EU Urged to be Proactive

  Below is an article published by TheParliament.com : The appeal comes as Taiwan prepares its latest bid for observer status in the World Health Organisation (WHO).The application is expected...

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Apr 02, 2009

Taiwan: PRC, Stop Opposing WHO Membership, MEP...

 Below is an article published by the Parliament:Senior MEP urges China to drop opposition to Taiwan's WHO bidA senior MEP has appealed to China to "show goodwill" and drop its opposition...

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Apr 01, 2009

Taiwan: Military Encounter Between Taipei and...

 Below is an article written by Al Jazeera: Taiwan and China military 'to meet' Senior military officials from China and Taiwan will meet for the first time since the two split following the...

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Mar 27, 2009

Taiwan: Obstructed by China

  Below is an article published by: Taiwan News China should cease to obstruct Taiwan's efforts to sign free trade agreements (FTAs) with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' (ASEAN)...

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Mar 25, 2009

Taiwan: US Pledges Unwavering Commitment

   Below is an article published by: AFP The US Congress on Tuesday [24 March 2009] pledged "unwavering commitment" to ensuring Taiwan's security, defying protests from China...

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Mar 23, 2009

Taiwan: President Says No to Joint Representa...

   Below is an article published by: International Herald Tribune Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou says the island will not accept joint representation with rival China in international...

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Mar 16, 2009

Taiwan: China Urged to End Anti-Secession

    Below is an article published by: Voice of America Taiwan is urging China to scrap an anti-secession law now that relations between the mainland and self-ruled island have improved...

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Mar 12, 2009

Taiwan: EU Relations Key for Growth

 Below is an article published by: Parliament Magazine During his recent visit to parliament, Wang Jin-pyng, speaker of Taiwan's parliament, spoke to the Parliament Magazine about a number of...

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Mar 05, 2009

Taiwan: China Ready For Peace Talks

    Below is an article published by: International Herald Tribune China Premier Wen Jiabao made a new overture to Taiwan on Thursday [5 March 2009], saying Beijing was ready to create...

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Feb 04, 2009

Taiwan: Revered Monk Dies at 80

  Below is an article published by: AFP  TAIPEI (AFP) — Venerable Master Sheng-yen, one of the most respected Buddhist monks in Taiwan, died Tuesday [3 February 2009] aged 80, his...

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Jan 14, 2009

Taiwan: Praise For Political Rights

  Below is an article published by ETaiwainNews.com Taiwan earned the highest score for its political rights and the second highest score for its civil liberties in the 2009 "Freedom of...

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Jan 07, 2009

Taiwan: Relations Thaw with China

   Below is an article published by The Washington Times: China specialists say the incoming administration will inherit the best prospects in years for a thaw in relations between China...

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Jan 05, 2009

Taiwan: Discussions with China Over Artwork

  Below is an article published by The Irish Times: As relations across the Strait of Taiwan improve, art experts from rival art museums in Taiwan and China are planning historic visits to check...

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Dec 17, 2008

Taiwan: Websites Blocked to Protect Sovereign...

   Below is an article published by Reuters:  China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday [16 December 2008] the country was within its rights to block websites with content illegal...

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Dec 10, 2008

Taiwan: China to Implement Monitoring System

   Below is an article published by Phayul.com: China is about to complete a “Golden Shield” project monitoring the movements, phone conversations and online activities on the...

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Nov 24, 2008

Taiwan: Cold Shoulder From APEC

  Below is an article published by Taiwan News:Taiwan has lodged a protest with the authorities in Peru, the host country of the 2008 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, over the...

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Nov 10, 2008

Taiwan: Former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian...

Below is an article published by: Taiwan News Former President Chen Shui-bian was waiting for a court decision last night on whether he would be the first former Taiwanese head of state to go to prison...

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Nov 07, 2008

Taiwan: Chinese envoy ends historic visit to ...

Below is an article published by: GMA News TAIPEI, Taiwan - The most senior Communist Chinese official to visit Taiwan bid farewell to the island Friday, saying his historic trip was a success but that...

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Nov 05, 2008

Taiwan: Landmark Deal with China

Below is an article published by BBC News : China and Taiwan have signed landmark agreements to improve direct trade and transport links, following the highest-level Chinese visit in decades. The...

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Nov 04, 2008

Taiwan: Hosts Talks with China

  Below is an article published by The Telegraph: In a hugely symbolic gesture, Chen Yunlin, China's top negotiator on Taiwanese affairs, led an entourage of 60 officials in the first...

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Oct 27, 2008

Taiwan: Anti-China Protest

   Below is an article published by Bloomberg.com:Taiwan's opposition party staged a rally in Taipei today [24 October 2008] to protest President Ma Ying-Jeou's China policies which...

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Oct 10, 2008

Taiwan: China Castigated Over Censorship

  Below is an article published by The Parliament:Two senior MEPs have criticised China’s record on human rights despite claims by the country’s EU ambassador that Beijing has made...

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Oct 06, 2008

Taiwan: Urges EU to Relax Visa Restrictions

Below is an article published by theparliament.com:Taiwanese officials want the EU to waive visa restrictions in order to facilitate travel to Europe for its 24 million-strong population. The appeal comes...

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Oct 01, 2008

Taiwan: Supporters at UN Convene

 Below is an article published by Taiwan News:During the United Nations General Assembly which finished Monday [29 September 2008], a total of 14 countries spoke out in support of Taiwan's bid...

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Sep 23, 2008

Taiwan: EU Supports Involvement in World Agen...

Below is an article published by EU Parliament.com :Taiwan has welcomed an expression of support from EU foreign ministers for the island’s involvement in international agencies.The move comes in...

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Sep 19, 2008

Taiwan: UN Dismisses Bid For Recognition

 Below is an article published by Reuters:The United Nations has again ruled out a U.N. role for Taiwan, a Taipei official said on Thursday [18 September 2008], despite a recent thaw in relations...

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Sep 17, 2008

Taiwan: UN Urged to Stop Discrimination

Below is an article published by Reporters Without Borders : Reporters Without Borders deplores the UN's refusal to issue accreditation to the Taiwanese media for the 63rd session of General Assembly...

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Sep 15, 2008

Taiwan: NGOs Back Bid to Join UN Agencies

Below is an article published by the parliament.com : A group of international NGOs and academics have thrown their weight behind Taiwan’s efforts to join specialised agencies of the UN.The...

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Sep 09, 2008

Taiwan: More MEPs Call For Membership of UN A...

 Below is an article published by theparliament.com : Taiwan’s continued absence from UN bodies like the World Health Organisation (WHO) has been branded “dangerous” by Luxembourg...

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Sep 06, 2008

Taiwan: EU Urged To Support Membership of UN ...

 Below is an article published by The Parliament:  The EU has come under further pressure to support Taiwan’s efforts to gain "meaningful participation" in the UN’s 16 specialised...

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Sep 05, 2008

Taiwan: Zoo Hopes To Welcome Chinese Pandas In...

Below is an article published by AFP.  Officials at Taiwan's biggest zoo said Wednesday [03 September] they hoped to welcome a pair of giant pandas from rival China as early as November [2008],...

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Aug 27, 2008

Taiwan: PRC Must Accept Taiwan’s Peace Offe...

Below is an article published by the Taipei Times: […]Through a “diplomatic truce” with Beijing, [president]Ma said, both sides would no longer have to engage in malicious competition...

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Jul 18, 2008

Taiwan: Chinese Trade Opened

Below is an article published by International Herald Tribune : Taiwan approved plans Thursday [17 July 2008] to relax restrictions on how much Taiwanese companies can invest in China, responding...

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Jun 11, 2008

Taiwan: Delegation Arrives in China

A Taiwanese delegation arrived in Beijing on Wednesday [11 June 2008] for talks on expanding charter flights between Taiwan and China — the first formal discussions between the sides since 1999. The...

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Jun 09, 2008

Taiwan: Détente in China Relations

Negotiators from China and Taiwan will meet formally this week [9 June 2008] for the first time in nine years, but backsliding on a deal for direct flights may cool the mood of détente. Taiwan's...

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May 29, 2008

Taiwan: Seeking More Prominent International Role...

The leader of Taiwan's new ruling party told Chinese President Hu Jintao that the self-governed island needs to have an international presence, but acknowledged Wednesday [28 May 2008] there would...

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May 20, 2008

Taiwan: Another Poorly Judged WHO Rebuff

Below is an article reported by Stephanie Nebehay and Jonathan Lynn with editing by David Fogarty and published by Reuters: The World Health Organisation's (WHO) assembly again rejected Taiwan's...

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May 13, 2008

Taiwan: Aid Offer Made to China’s Quake Vic...

Below is an article written by Mo Yan-chih,Ko Shu-ling and Shih Hsiu-Chuan published by the Taipei Times:Taiwanese officials yesterday [13 May 2008] offered to provide the help needed to China’s...

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May 08, 2008

Taiwan: UN Discriminatory Violation of Press Freedom...

Below is an article published by Human Rights Without Frontiers International:“When for the first time I was denied a press pass to the World Health Assembly due to my Taiwanese nationality, I...

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May 05, 2008

Taiwan: Reaching Out To Tibet

Below is an article written by Benjamin Kang Lim and published by Reuters: One of Taiwan's most influential Buddhist monks urged China on Friday [2 May 2008] to turn Tibet's exiled spiritual...

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May 02, 2008

Taiwan: Freedom House Commends Free Press

Below is an article published by the Gulf Daily News: Taiwan has won the distinction of being listed as having Asia's freest media environment for the second consecutive year in the annual Freedom...

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Apr 21, 2008

Taiwan: Conference Closes On Sovereignty Deba...

Below is an article written by Jospeh Yeh and published by the Taiwan News: Taiwan should define its identity and seek a representative voice in international affairs to promote its democratic ideals,...

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Apr 18, 2008

Taiwan: President Opens Sovereignty Conferenc...

Below is a news release issued by the Office of the President of the Republic of China:  Remarks at the Reception for Participants in the International Conference on Taiwan's Sovereign...

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Apr 09, 2008

Taiwan: WTO Gives No Hints On Membership Bid

Below is an article written by Martin Banks and published by TheParliament.com: Since 1997, Taiwan has been trying unsuccessfully to obtain observer status at the world health assembly, the WHO’s...

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Mar 25, 2008

Taiwan At The Crossroads?

The Hague, 25 March 2008 - Media reports have heralded the beginning of a new period of reduced tensions in the Taiwan Straits accompanied by the prospect of closer engagement between Taiwan and China. ...

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Mar 15, 2008

Taiwan: Promoting Indigenous Population

Taiwan’s aboriginals receive increasing recognition and respect after decades of cultural suppression, as Taiwan stresses its separateness from China. Below is an article written by Ralph Jennings...

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Mar 07, 2008

Taiwan: China Denies Bully Status

China accuses the US of overstating its threat to Taiwan while severely understating its recent aggressive measures. Below is an article published by the Associated Press: The U.S. military is exaggerating...

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Mar 03, 2008

Taiwan: China Puts a Nation’s Health at Ri...

The efforts of Taiwanese health officials to combat international epidemics and diseases are being frustrated by Chinese obfuscation. Below is an article published by Radio Taiwan International: China's...

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Feb 26, 2008

Taiwan: EU Official Supports Taiwan

Taiwan has won the support of a senior European Commission official Etienne Reuter in its efforts to join the world community. Below is a press release published by The Parliament: Taiwan has won the...

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Feb 23, 2008

Taiwan: Permission Granted to Combat Climate...

Taiwan has been approved for participation in the global campaign against climate change despite not being a member of the UN. Below is an article published by Radio Taiwan International: The United...

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Feb 22, 2008

Taiwan: A New Machiavellian Policy From Chin...

China is turning its attentions on the United States in its attempts to thwart any moves to independence by the thriving island nation. Below is an article written by Ting-I Tsai published by Asia Times: What...

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Feb 06, 2008

Taiwan: EU Official Supports Taiwan

Taiwan has won the support of a senior European commission official Etienne Reuter in its efforts to join the world community. Below is a press release published by The Parliament: Taiwan has won the...

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Feb 04, 2008

China: Great Ladders Combat the Great Firewal...

Human ingenuity is showing through as China’s state authorities continue to restrict its citizens’ access to internet sites such as Flickr, YouTube and Wikipedia. Below is an article written...

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Jan 07, 2008

Taiwan: China Sabotages International Efforts

Taiwan is worried that growing Chinese influence in the US will threaten its possible future UN recognition.  Below is an article published by Wendell Minnick for Defense News: China is having success...

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Jan 04, 2008

Taiwan: Turning Its Back on Chiang Kai-Shek

In a move to turn away from late president Chaing Kai-Shek and his authoritarian rule, Taiwan’s government reopened a memorial recasting Chiang’s role in Taiwan’s history as a way of...

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Nov 15, 2007

Taiwan: PRC Returns Mail with UN Postmark

The People Republic of China returned all mail with a postmark supporting Taiwan’s entry to the UN on the ground that it promoted independence, impending on Taiwan’s freedom of communication Below...

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Nov 07, 2007

Taiwan: Starting Positions Need To Be Set

A top Taiwanese negotiator has reiterated the need for the PRC to drop its ‘One China Policy’ if there is to be any chance of stable relations. Below is an article by the Daily Yomiuri: Taiwan's...

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Oct 16, 2007

Taiwan: Beijing Needs to Learn to Compromise

The latest round of talks have seemingly died before they started with China unwilling to depart from the ‘One China’ policy status and unlikely to remove missiles pointing at the island, effectively...

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Oct 02, 2007

Taiwan: It’s All in the Name

A resolution has been passed within Taiwan’s ruling party to push for a referendum on the island’s official name, a highly sensitive point as it would upset the status quo, with the current...

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Sep 19, 2007

Taiwan: Mine Ban Commitment Strengthened

Taiwan has reiterated its commitment to the purge of landmines through meetings with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and public statements by the government and opposition parties alike. Below...

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Sep 14, 2007

Taiwan: UN needs to UNite all

A senior official has added to Taiwan's bid for a UN seat with a statement referring to humanity’s ultimate unity and the need for this to be reflected in international institutions Below is a statement...

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Sep 10, 2007

Taiwan: Summit Results in Support for UN Bid

After a productive gathering in Taipei, Taiwan’s African allies announce their support for the island’s effort to join the United Nations. Below is an article published by AFP: Taiwan's African...

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Sep 07, 2007

Taiwan: Cementing Support from Africa

Following a recent trip to Central America, Taiwan’s president enhances its normalised diplomatic relations by inviting African leaders to Taipei. Below is an article published by AFP: Taiwan is...

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Sep 05, 2007

Taiwan: UN Application Controversy

The foreign minister of Taiwan has criticized the UN Secretary General for not following proper procedures and using invalid reasons in rejecting the latest bid for a seat at the assembly. Below is an...

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Aug 29, 2007

Taiwan: US Questions UN Application

The US has again urged Taiwan to drop any plans of applying for UN membership, suggesting such action would risk upsetting a delicate status-quo. Below is an article published by David Gollust for Voice...

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Aug 22, 2007

Taiwan: Support Sought in Central America

Taiwan’s President travels to Central America aiming to counter the mainland’s efforts to isolate the island and to normalize Taiwan’s diplomatic relations with other states.  Below...

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Aug 16, 2007

Taiwan: Bolton Urges Recognition

Former US Envoy to the UN, John Bolton, has stated that the US should restore its diplomatic ties with Taiwan and that the People’s Republic of China would not retaliate for doing so. Below is...

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Aug 14, 2007

Taiwan: Support from Former US Envoy

Former US Ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, has called Taiwanese representation at the UN “entirely appropriate” follow a meeting with the Taiwanese Minister of Foreign Affairs.   Below...

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Aug 07, 2007

Taiwan: Ocean Currents to Supply Energy

Taiwan is planning to build a power plant that will make use of ocean currents as a new energy source. Below is an article published by Forbes (AP) Taiwan hopes to build a power plant that will use a...

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Aug 02, 2007

Taiwan: Membership Application Rebuffed

China's UN Ambassador Wang Guangya, who held the rotating presidency of the Security Council in July, has ignored and returned a second letter sent by Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian requesting UN membership. Below...

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Jul 31, 2007

Taiwan: US Visit Bill Passed

The House of Representatives of the United States has passed a bill lifting the restrictions on high-ranking Taiwanese officials to traveling to and through the USA. Below are extracts from an article...

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Jul 24, 2007

Taiwan: Textbooks to Drop References to China

A Taiwanese official announced last Sunday [22 July 2007] that textbooks would be amended to drop some 5,000 references to China. Below are extracts from an article published by the International Herald...

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Jul 24, 2007

Taiwan: UN Rejects Application (Again)

Taiwan’s new membership application was rejected by the United Nations yesterday. For the first time, the de facto state had applied under the name “Taiwan”. Below is an article published...

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Jul 18, 2007

Taiwan: Tourism Talks With China

The negotiations between Taiwan and China about direct charter flights are reportedly not making progress, thus casting serious doubt on a possible wide-ranging accord between the two parties. Below are...

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Jul 16, 2007

Taiwan: 11,000 Prisoners Freed

Taiwan has freed 11,000 prisoners under clemency order who had served at least half of their prison terms. The decision will also help ease overcrowding in prisons. Below is an article published by the...

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Jul 13, 2007

Taiwan: Pushing For the Referendum

Taiwan has reiterated its intention to apply for United Nations membership under the name ‘Taiwan’ following a referendum to be held in March 2008. Below is an article published by The Times...

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Jul 11, 2007

Taiwan: Foreign Minister Visits The Gambia

The Taiwanese Minister of Foreign Affairs paid a visit to The Gambia as the special envoy of the President, inviting the Gambian President to attend the Taiwan-Africa Summit scheduled for September 2007. Below...

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Jul 04, 2007

Taiwan: Indigenous TV's Second Anniversary

As Taiwan’s Indigenous Television channel (TITV) celebrates its second anniversary, much remains to be done to improve the situation of the island’s aborigines. Below are extracts from an...

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Jun 22, 2007

Taiwan: Historic Unemployment Drop

According to a recent survey, as a result of Taiwan’s economic growth, unemployment on the island has fallen to 3.9%, the lowest rate in six years. Below are extracts from an article written by...

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Jun 21, 2007

Taiwan: Guatemalan President Welcomed

Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian has welcomed the President of Guatemala, Oscar Berger, aiming to further strengthen Taiwanese ties with Latin America. Below is an article written by the Associated...

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Jun 20, 2007

Taiwan: US Promotes Status Quo

A Spokesperson for the US Department of State has urged Taiwan’s President not to threaten the prevailing status quo in the region, ahead of plans to hold a referendum on UN Membership. Below are...

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Jun 15, 2007

Letter to the Director General of the WHO

Brussels, 14 June 2007.   To the kind attention of Dr. Margaret Chan Director General World Health Organization   And for information to Mr. Markos Kyprianou EU Commissioner for Health   Re:...

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Jun 15, 2007

Taiwan: Included in WHO Crises Protocol

The World Health Organization’s Assistant Director General has told journalists that Taiwan will be included in a new global protocol on cross-border medical emergencies. Below is an article published...

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Jun 14, 2007

Taiwan: Nicaragua to Keep Relations

Nicaragua has denied plans to break diplomatic relations with Taiwan after rumours suggesting it would follow Costa Rica’s decision to favour the People’s Republic of China. Below is an article...

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Jun 07, 2007

Taiwan: Bush Praises Taiwan’s Example

At a conference on democracy in Prague last Tuesday [5 June 2007], US President George Bush has presented Taiwan’s democracy as an example for the world to follow. Below is an article written by...

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Jun 05, 2007

China: Canadian Activists Mobilised

Canadian human rights activists mobilised yesterday on the 18th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, calling for sanctions and international pressure on China. Below are extracts from an article...

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May 29, 2007

Taiwan: Recognition Through Fame

Regularly denied membership in international organisations, Taiwan is resorting to the fame of its celebrities to achieve international recognition. Below is an article published by the Peninsula: TAIPEI...

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May 25, 2007

Taiwan: China Downgrade Member Status

The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) has passed a draft resolution submitted by China which would downgrade Taiwan to a “non-sovereign member” status. Below is an article written...

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May 17, 2007

Taiwan: New Application to Join the United N...

After another unsuccessful attempt to join the World Health Organization, President Chen Shui-bian has announced that the island will apply to join the United Nations under the name “Taiwan”. Below...

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May 17, 2007

Taiwan: UN and WHO Deny Accreditations

For the fourth consecutive year the United Nations and the World Health Organization have denied the accreditation requests of Taiwanese journalists. Below is an article published by Reporters Without...

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May 15, 2007

Taiwan: The Case for WHO Membership

As the World Health Organization is convening its General Assembly, former U.S. presidential candidate Bob Dole calls for the admittance of Taiwan in the Organization. Below is an article written...

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May 07, 2007

Taiwan: Ex-Premier Wins First Round of Prim...

Ex-Premier Frank Hsieh has taken one step closer to becoming the Democratic Progressive Party's Presidential nominee, focusing on better relations with China. Below is an article published by USA Today: TAIPEI,...

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May 02, 2007

Taiwan: Ties with Santa Lucia Ire China

CASTRIES, St. Lucia (AP) - This tiny Caribbean island may have thought it was no big deal when it severed its 10-year relations with China and restored ties on Tuesday [01 May 2007] with rival Taiwan....

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May 01, 2007

Taiwan: President Regrets WHO Membership Rej...

Following many unsuccessful attempts to obtain observer status at the WHO, Taiwan’s first application for full-membership has now been rejected by the international organisation. Below is an article...

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Apr 20, 2007

Taiwan: Fostering Reconciliation

Below is an article published by Business Day: Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu today [19 April 2007] called on the people of Taiwan to face their painful history if they are to heal the wounds caused...

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Apr 19, 2007

Taiwan: Focus on Racial Harmony

Below is an article published by EUX TV: South African Nobel Laureate and Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu arrived in Taiwan Wednesday [18 April 2007] for a week-long visit to promote racial harmony...

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Apr 17, 2007

Taiwan: Seeks WHO Membership

Below is an article published by Taipei Times: China yesterday [16 April 2007] denounced a bid by Taiwan to join the WHO [World Health Organization], saying that it was not eligible to join the UN body...

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Mar 28, 2007

Taiwan: Dialog with China Gets a Push

Below is an article published by M&C News: Strained Taiwan-China ties may get a breakthrough soon as Taiwan's Parliament Speaker Wang Ching-pying will visit China next month for talks with Chinese...

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Mar 20, 2007

Taiwan: Threat From China Grows

Below is an article published by Reuters; Taiwan sees a growing threat from China's diplomatic and military expansion, the island's newly named envoy to the United States said yesterday [Monday,...

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Mar 16, 2007

Taiwan: Citizens Should Decide

Below is an article published by Taipei Times: A group of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators yesterday visited the Central Election Commission (CEC), where they picked up a form to initiate...

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Feb 19, 2007

Taiwan: US Calls for Diplomatic Relations

Below is an article published by International Herald Tribune: U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation Friday that urges the United States to resume normal diplomatic relations with Taiwan. Under current...

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Feb 12, 2007

Taiwan: Changing Names to Gain Status

Below is an excerpt from an article published by The Raw Story: As part of its move towards formal statehood distinct from the communist People's Republic of China on the mainland, the Taiwanese leadership...

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Jan 31, 2007

Taiwan: History Books Reflect Change

Below is an excerpt from an article published by Asia News: Taiwan has revised its high-school history textbooks removing references to a common history with the People’s Republic of China. Hereafter,...

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Jan 30, 2007

Taiwan: NGO Supports UN Membership

Below is an article published by Playfuls.Com: A Taiwan civic group has urged Taiwan to apply to rejoin the United Nations as a sovereign country, a move that could trigger a sharp reaction from China,...

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Jan 18, 2007

Taiwan: Aboriginal Group Recognized

Below is an article published by BBC News: The Sakizaya people were decimated in attack by Chinese soldiers in the 19th Century and the survivors lived among other tribes to avoid persecution. In recent...

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Jan 08, 2007

Taiwan: President to Visit Ally Nicaragua to...

Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian will visit ally Nicaragua next week and stop over in the United States in a transit stay that has already drawn protest from rival China, a spokeswoman said Friday. "The...

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Jan 05, 2007

Taiwan: US, Japan To Discuss Taiwan's Defens...

Below is an article published by Taipei Times: Japan and the US are to discuss plans for their troops to jointly deal with a potential stand-off between China and Taiwan, Kyodo news agency reported, a...

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Dec 22, 2006

Taiwan: A Key to China’s Rise and Transfor...

The peaceful rise of China is in the fundamental interest of the Chinese people and world peace. But as Chinese power and confidence increase rapidly, so has international scrutiny and reaction. The United...

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Dec 21, 2006

On Taiwan

Below is an article by Ian Williams published by Foreign Policy in Focus: China's arguments against Taiwanese self-determination are not particularly legal or ethical. They boil down to the fact that...

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Dec 15, 2006

Taiwan: Taipei Seeks to Restore Diplomatic Ties...

Taipei- Taiwan is seeking to restore diplomatic ties with Saint Lucia, which now recognizes China, following the return to power of the Caribbean nation's opposition leader, a newspaper said Friday. The...

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Dec 15, 2006

Taiwan: Nicaraguan Congress Ratifies Free Trade...

Below is an article published by the International Herald Tribune: MANAGUA, Nicaragua: Nicaragua's Congress has ratified a free trade agreement with Taiwan, the legislative body said in a statement Thursday. The...

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Dec 12, 2006

Taiwan: Tuvalu Pledges Support for ROC International...

Visiting Tuvalu Prime Minister Apisai Lelemia said Monday his country has been and will continue to be Taiwan's staunchest ally and will seize every possible opportunity to speak for Taiwan's cause in...

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Dec 01, 2006

Taiwan: Future US Defense Secretary Backs Defense...

Below is an article published on the Taipei Times Website: The man picked to be the next US secretary of defense has warned that the US must be prepared to engage in a military conflict with China over...

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Nov 30, 2006

Taiwan: Gates Moots Possible US-China Clash Over...

US President George Bush’s choice to replace Donald Rumsfeld as defence secretary says China wants to peacefully take over rival Taiwan, but is boosting its military force in case of a war with the...

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Nov 10, 2006

Taiwan: China Says Door to WHO Still Shut

The impending election of Hong Kong's former health chief to head the World Health Organisation (WHO) will not help Taiwan win membership of the U.N. agency, China, which claims the island as its own,...

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Nov 02, 2006

Taiwan: Chen Suggests Writing New Constituti...

Chen Shui-bian, Taiwan’s president, has suggested his country could “freeze” its current constitution and adopt a new one, a move likely to re-ignite tensions with China. Speaking to...

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Nov 01, 2006

Taiwan: President Asks Japan for Legalized Ties,...

Taipei- Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian on Tuesday asked Japan to enact a law to legalize ties with Taipei and to sign a free trade agreement (FTA). Chen made the requests while receiving Japanese parliamentarian...

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Oct 25, 2006

Taiwan: Time Right for a US FTA

With the collapse of the multilateral WTO Doha Round of trade negotiations, the US has vowed to pursue alternative means of trade liberalization through bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) with willing...

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Oct 19, 2006

Taiwan: African Allies Invited by Rival Chin...

BEIJING China has invited rival Taiwan's diplomatic allies in Africa to a conference in Beijing on Chinese-African relations, the government said Wednesday, in an apparent effort to prod them to break...

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Oct 16, 2006

Taiwan: Accord Signed with Honduras

Taiwan signed a joint communique with Honduras yesterday afternoon to strengthen bilateral ties and cooperative programs. President Chen Shui-bian signed the communique with Honduras President Manuel Zelaya...

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Oct 09, 2006

Taiwan: Seeking to Prevent Tuvalu from Recognizing...

Taipei- Taiwan is trying to save diplomatic ties with Tuvalu as China is persuading the Pacific island state to drop Taipei and recognize Beijing, a newspaper said on Saturday. The Liberty Times, quoting...

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Oct 06, 2006

Taiwan: Premier Urges China to Treat as a Fr...

Premier Su Tseng-chang yesterday urged Beijing not to treat Taiwan as an enemy since Taiwan views China as a neighbor.Su added that the government's future cross-strait economic policies will still be...

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Oct 05, 2006

Taiwan: Freedom House Gives Top Marks in Sur...

Taiwan is a free country which provides the highest degree of freedom in terms of both political rights and civil liberties, according to the results of the 2006 Freedom in the World survey released recently...

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Oct 02, 2006

Taiwan: US Officials Urge Bush to Lift Ban on...

A group of US Congress members have urged US President George W. Bush to lift a ban on high-level visits between Taiwan and the US to facilitate direct communication with Taiwan's democratically elected...

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Sep 25, 2006

Taiwan: UN's Backing of South Korean Worries...

Some supporters of Taiwan in Congress are voicing apprehension over the likely election of South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon as the next UN secretary-general, in view of the generally pro-China...

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Sep 22, 2006

Taiwan: Worries about UN's Backing of South Korean...

Some supporters of Taiwan in Congress are voicing apprehension over the likely election of South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon as the next UN secretary-general, in view of the generally pro-China...

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Sep 19, 2006

Taiwan: Japan Urged to Help UN Bid

The chairman of the Federation of Taiwanese Associations in Japan yesterday called on the Japanese government to support Taiwan's bid to join the UN and push for the UN to help safeguard peace in the Taiwan...

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Sep 13, 2006

Taiwan: Fourteenth Bid for U.N. Participation...

Taiwan suffered a 14th setback in its bid to participate in the United Nations Tuesday as a proposal on the issue was again excluded from the U.N. agenda owing to China's obstruction. The General Committee...

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Sep 12, 2006

Taiwan: China's New Measures to Control Foreign...

Taipei – Taiwan, on Monday 11september, condemned China's new measures to control the foreign media, saying China was faced with a serious internal crisis and feared the free flow of information...

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Sep 06, 2006

Taiwan: Taiwanese-American Groups Join Forces...

Dozens of Taiwanese-American organizations have joined forces to support President Chen Shui-bian's plan to apply for UN membership under the name of Taiwan, in preparation for next month's session of...

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Sep 05, 2006

Taiwan: Happy EU Won't Offer China Arms Ban ...

Taiwan has been encouraged by recent EU policy towards China and does not expect a controversy over calls for lifting of an arms embargo on Beijing to feature at the EU-China summit, Taipei's Brussels...

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Sep 04, 2006

Taiwan: Espionage Claims Denied

Taiwan on Friday 1st September said a Hong Kong reporter convicted by rival China of spying for the island had contacts with a Taiwanese academic organization, but denied that he had been involved in espionage. ...

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Aug 29, 2006

Taiwan: U.N. Bid to Stress Human Rights, Says...

Taiwan's renewed bid to gain participation in the United Nations will direct attention to how the exclusion of the island nation's 23 million people violates the world organization's commitment to "promote...

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Aug 25, 2006

Taiwan: UN Proposals Disseminated

The UN Secretariat has translated two proposals from Taiwan's diplomatic allies into six different languages -- English, Chinese, French, Spanish, Russian and Arabic -- and forwarded them to the organization's...

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Aug 23, 2006

Taiwan- Latvia Exchange Experiences in Promoting...

A Taiwan-Baltic states conference on democratic development kicked off Monday in Riga, the capital of Latvia, with scholars from the four countries as well as the United States, Germany and Canada attending....

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Aug 21, 2006

Taiwan: China Willing to Sacrifice Lives for...

China's ambassador to the UN in Geneva told the U.S. on Thursday in no uncertain terms to "shut up and keep quiet" on the subject of Beijing's growing military spending. Interviewed for a BBC radio...

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Aug 18, 2006

Taiwan Steps Up Push to Retain Foreign Allie...

Taiwan leaders will meet several foreign allies this month and the next to stop rival China from severing more of Taipei's overseas ties through buyouts and oil-exploration diplomacy, officials and analysts...

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Aug 17, 2006

Taiwan Urges Japan to 'Face History'

Taiwan urged Japan on Tuesday to "face history" after Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi made another controversial visit to a Tokyo war shrine. "We hope that Japan will face history while trying...

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Aug 16, 2006

Taiwan: Vice President Lu Skeptical over U.N....

Vice President Annette Lu said on Monday that the possibility of the nation applying to join the United Nations under the name of "Taiwan" this year is small. The vice president made the remarks when...

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Aug 16, 2006

Taiwan: Majority on Island Support Using 'Taiwan'...

Close to 80 per cent of Taiwan's people support the island using the title 'Taiwan' to join the United Nations despite opposition from rival China, an opinion poll showed Tuesday. The poll, conducted...

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Aug 14, 2006

Taiwan: U.S. Support Abated

The public enthusiasm displayed formerly by the U.S. government for supporting Taiwan initiatives appears to have abated in the wake of recent political developments in Taiwan, according to a report released...

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Aug 14, 2006

Taiwan: China Opposes Bid to Join UN

China said it opposes Taiwan's 14th bid to join the United Nations, saying in a statement released late Friday that the effort is doomed to fail. 'The nature of the two proposals is to carry on 'Taiwan...

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Aug 08, 2006

Taiwan to Drop China Tag to Rejoin UN

Taiwan plans to rejoin the United Nations in the name of 'Taiwan' instead of the 'Republic of China (ROC)', a move which could further strain Taiwan-China ties, a media report said Monday. After failing...

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Aug 07, 2006

Taiwan Considered a Good US Friend, Survey S...

Despite the lack of official diplomatic ties, Taiwan is considered by some Americans as the 13th-closest ally of the US among a list of 25 countries, ranking far ahead of China, which takes 23rd place,...

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Jul 26, 2006

Taiwan Says Trade Accord With U.S. Will Help...

Taiwan is seeking a free-trade agreement with the United States to enhance economic ties and promote stability in the potentially volatile Asia-Pacific region, a top trade official said on Monday. Vice...

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Jul 21, 2006

US Lawmakers Seek to Promote Taiwan

A group of pro-Taiwan members of the US House of Representatives has put forward a proposal to set up an "interparliamentary group between Congress and Taiwan's Legislative Yuan" to promote exchanges with...

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Jul 10, 2006

Taiwan: Democracy a Buzzword after Failed Recall...

Politicians and observers in Taiwan and the Chinese community are using the unsuccessful recall motion to unseat Taiwan President Chen Shui Bian as an opportunity to discuss democracy, according to the...

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Jun 27, 2006

Taiwan debate on ousting leader

The opposition parties are urging the president to step down, saying he has lost the public's confidence. It follows a series of corruption scandals in recent months allegedly involving his family...

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Apr 19, 2006

Taiwan: Philippines and Taiwan to Discuss Anti-Crime...

Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and other top police officials flew to Taiwan on Monday to discuss possible anti-crime cooperation in the region, a police spokesman said...

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Apr 19, 2006

Taiwan: Hu Calls for Talks

Days before a summit with United States President George W. Bush in Washington, Chinese Communist Party chief Hu Jintao calls for talks between China and Taiwan as soon as possible to maintain...

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Apr 14, 2006

Taiwan: New Zealand Minister Urges Support

New Zealand's Minister of Revenue Peter Dunne urged his government yesterday to back Taiwan's admission to this year's World Health Assembly meeting in Geneva. Dunne, who is...

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Apr 13, 2006

Taiwan: Chen Offers Conditions for China Ties

Taiwan does not rule out any form of relationship with China, so long as Beijing abandons its authoritarian political system, President Chen Shui-bian said yesterday. "Such an alternative...

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Apr 12, 2006

Taiwan: President Sets Terms for Reunified Ch...

Taiwan's independence-leaning President Chen Shui-bian said on Tuesday he will not rule out reunification with China if Beijing renounces its one-party system and authoritarian rule. ...

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Apr 11, 2006

Taiwan: The President Pans Google, Yahoo on Free...

In a speech commemorating a local human rights activist, Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian accused Yahoo Inc. and Google Inc. of allowing the prospect of corporate profits to lure them...

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Mar 31, 2006

Taiwan: Delegation to Visit Japan Over WHO Bi...

A Taiwanese delegation will soon visit Japan to seek support for Taiwan's bid for inclusion in the World Health Organisation despite China's opposition, a spokesman for Taiwan's representative...

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Mar 30, 2006

Taiwan: Vatican Ready to Relocate Embassy

CHANGE IMMINENT: Monsignor Ambrose Madtha confirmed that the Catholic Church was seeking to switch ties from Taipei to Beijing The Vatican was ready to move its embassy from Taipei to Beijing ...

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Mar 28, 2006

Taiwan: China Missile Build-Up Points to Unifying...

China's military modernisation is tilting the Taiwan Strait arms balance towards enabling Beijing to "achieve unification by force" with Taiwan, warns Japan's National Institute for...

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Mar 27, 2006

Taiwan: Government Plays Down Report about Vatican...

Taiwan on Sunday played down a news report saying the Vatican is ready to cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan and recognize China, claiming Taipei-Vatican ties are 'normal.' 'The report...

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Mar 24, 2006

Taiwan: Taiwan Adjusts Economic and Trade Mea...

Taiwan's government will introduce measures to reduce the island's economic reliance on China, toughen rules governing investment in the mainland and crack down on smuggling, the Mainland Affairs...

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Mar 22, 2006

Taiwan: President Hopes Japan Will Accept Taiwan's...

President Chen Shui-bian yesterday expressed hope that the Japanese government would recognize international driver's licenses issued by Taiwan. "Many countries in Asia have recognized...

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Mar 21, 2006

Taiwan: Government Should Take Initiative on Status...

The Mainland Affairs Council said yesterday that Taiwan should take more of the initiative to interpret the cross-strait "status quo" in the face of China's rising military...

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Mar 20, 2006

Taiwan: Researcher Reconstructs Past to Find Taiwan's...

The 350-year-old document looks pretty good for its age. The real-estate contract is worn, browned and frayed on the sides, but it's in one piece and still legible. "Legible,"...

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Mar 19, 2006

Taiwan: US Envoy Pledges to Stand Side-By-Side...

The new U.S. envoy to Taiwan pledged yesterday to work with the island to strengthen relations with Washington as well as help it manage its tense relations with rival China and deal with the...

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Mar 15, 2006

Taiwan: Washington Post Interview With Taiwans...

Below is a translation of President Chen Shui-bian's remarks in an interview with The Washington Post, as prepared by Taiwan's Government Information Office: Q. Thank you for taking the time...

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Mar 14, 2006

Taiwan: Chen Plans Debate On Taiwan Charter

President Chen Shui-bian declared Monday that he will soon open debate on a new constitution for Taiwan, including the explosive issues of sovereignty, territory and formal independence...

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Mar 13, 2006

Taiwan: Study Shows Taiwan Identity Is Growin...

Although more and more people have come to identify themselves as Taiwanese in recent years, this has not necessarily translated into an increase in "Taiwanese nationalism,"...

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Mar 13, 2006

Taiwan: Editorial Slams Anniversary of Chinas...

Some members of the Chinese National People's Congress have reportedly proposed naming March 14 "Protect Taiwan Day" as a way to commemorate the passage of the "Anti-Secession"...

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Mar 08, 2006

Taiwan: China Warns U.S. On Issue of Taiwan

China warned the United States on Tuesday against sending "false signals" to Taiwan by playing down a recent decision by the island to do away with the National Unification Council. ...

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Mar 07, 2006

Taiwan: Tsai Welcomes Chinas Proposal

Vice Premier Tsai Ing-wen yesterday welcomed a proposal from a top Chinese leader for the Beijing authorities to make contact with pro-independence politicians. "If the report is true,...

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Mar 06, 2006

Taiwan: Officials Rebuffs China Warning

Taiwanese authorities rebuffed Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's warning against the island's independence movement saying Taiwan's future should be decided by the people here rather than Beijing....

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Mar 01, 2006

Taiwan: Chen Says the NUC Will Cease

President Chen Shui-bian yesterday announced that the National Unification Council will "cease to function" and Guidelines for National Unification will "cease to apply," bringing...

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Feb 28, 2006

Taiwan: Flags to Fly Half Mast to Commemorate...

Flags will fly at half mast today out of respect for the victims of the 228 Incident, and will do so every year on Feb. 28, the Cabinet announced yesterday. "This is a way for...

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Feb 27, 2006

Taiwan: NSC Meeting Aimed at Safeguarding Taiwans...

President Chen Shui-bian said he was holding an unusual National Security Council (NSC) meeting Monday to underscore the government's determination to safeguard Taiwan's democracy and to maintain...

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Feb 24, 2006

Taiwan: Chen Repeats China Council Threat

Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian has repeated his suggestion that guidelines on unification with China be scrapped, despite Washington's reservations. Mr Chen told a visiting US Congressman...

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Feb 23, 2006

Taiwan: Chen Steps Up Campaign Against NUC

By Ko Shu-ling STAFF REPORTER Thursday, Feb 23, 2006,Page 1 Branding the National Unification Council (NUC) as the absurd product of a repressive past, President Chen Shui-bian yesterday...

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Feb 22, 2006

Taiwan: Independence Activists Demand US Change...

Dozens of Taiwan independence activists demonstrated outside the de facto US embassy here demanding Washington review its "one China" policy which opposes any change in the island's status....

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Feb 21, 2006

Taiwan : Former Foreign Minister Urges Staff to...

By Chang Yun-ping 25 Jan 2006 - The outgoing minister of foreign affairs, Mark Chen, yesterday urged ministry staff to support his replacement, James Huang, who will be sworn in today, becoming...

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Feb 20, 2006

Taiwan:Cross-Strait Relations Show Steady Gro...

Cross-strait relations in the past year showed "steady growth," according to a report on the climate of cross-strait peace in 2005 unveiled Monday. Chien Hsi-chieh, executive director...

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Feb 14, 2006

Taiwan: U.S. Congressmen Voice Support for Chen...

Three members of the U.S. House of Representatives offered their support for R.O.C. President Chen Shui-bian (???), whose recent proposal to scrap an organization and guidelines symbolic of Taiwan's...

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Feb 09, 2006

Taiwan: Pentagon Official Voices China-Taiwan...

China may be preparing to deal with its dispute over Taiwan through other than political means as it increases its offensive military power, a top Pentagon official said on Wednesday. ...

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Feb 06, 2006

Taiwan: US Congressman Blasts MLB over Taiwan

A US congressman has blasted Major League Baseball (MLB) for requiring Taiwan to use the name "Chinese Taipei" when it takes part in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Representative...

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Feb 02, 2006

Taiwan: China Changing Cross-Srait Status Quo

Taipei, Feb. 2 (CNA) China is unilaterally changing the Taiwan Strait status quo by increasing its military deployment and intensifying its suppression of Taiwan, Mainland Affairs Council (MAC)...

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Jan 31, 2006

Taiwan: Lawmaker Warns Referendum Could Trigger...

Taipei - A Taiwan lawmaker warned on Monday that if President Chen Shui-bian holds a referendum to amend the constitution amendment, it could give China an excuse to attack Taiwan. 'Holding a...

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Jan 30, 2006

Taiwan: Lashes China for Blocking WHO Observer...

Taiwan has slammed China for blocking its bid to attend a World Health Organisation meeting as an observer, saying the move could further sour ties and posed a serious health risk as the world...

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Jan 25, 2006

Taiwan: Tension and Challenges For New Taiwan...

Su was selected last week by President Chen Shui-Bian following the resignation of Frank Hsieh, who said he was leaving his post over disagreements with Chen's hard-line policy toward the mainland....

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Jan 24, 2006

Taiwan: Government Rules Out 2008 Olympic Eve...

The government yesterday ruled out the possibility that 2008 Olympic sports events might be staged in Taiwan, adding it hopes plans for the Olympic torch relay will not downgrade Taipei's international...

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Jan 18, 2006

Taiwan: PM Resigns, Signaling Harder Line Against...

Taiwan's prime minister has resigned, paving the way for a cabinet reshuffle weeks after the party signaled it would take a tougher stand against rival China. Frank Hsieh, in the ruling pro-independence...

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Jan 17, 2006

Taiwan: Ruling Party Elects New Chairman

Taiwan's ruling party has picked a new leader, hoping he can help put the party back on its feet after a serious local election setback in December. A loss by the party in the next presidential...

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Jan 10, 2006

Taiwan: Government Wary of Gift Pandas

Taiwan's prime minister has said the island is unlikely to accept two giant pandas offered by China, because the gift could undermine its sovereignty. China regards Taiwan as a breakaway province...

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Jan 06, 2006

Taiwan: President Chen Calls on China to Restart...

President Chen Shui-bian called on China on Thursday to resume dialogue with Taiwan based on the spirit of the "Koo-Wang talks" held between the two sides in 1993 in Singapore. According...

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Jan 04, 2006

Taiwan: Chen Asks Countries for Help in Correcting...

Untitled Document President Chen Shui-bian yesterday urged countries to review the "one China" policy, which he said was at odds with the real cross-strait situation. Chen...

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Jan 02, 2006

Taiwan: Taiwan warns of China 'Threats'

Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian has warned of growing economic and military threats from China. In his New Year address the president vowed to strengthen Taiwan's security. In comments bound...

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Jan 01, 2006

Taiwan: President Chen's New Year Message

Colleagues and Fellow Citizens: Good morning and a happy New Year to all of you! Today marks the 2006 Founding Anniversary of the Republic of China (Taiwan). First, I would like to pay...

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Dec 28, 2005

Taiwan: Beijing may be Secret Buyer of Taiwan...

Taiwan's media regulator have asked security authorities to investigate whether China was behind a local newspaper group's latest acquisition of three media outlets formerly owned by the island's...

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Dec 23, 2005

Taiwan: The World Trade Organization and our ...

Besides dealing with trade issues, the recently completed sixth ministerial meetings in the Doha Round of the World Trade Organization conducted in Hong Kong highlighted Taiwan's weak...

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Dec 05, 2005

Taiwan: Ruling Party Loses Local Elections

Taiwan's main opposition party trounced the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in local government elections on Saturday. The Nationalists (Kuomintang or KMT) won 50.96 percent of votes,...

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Nov 18, 2005

Taiwan: U.S. Urges Chinese Political Reform

US President George W Bush has urged China to allow more political freedoms, as he began an eight-day Asian tour. "We encourage China to continue down the road of reform and openness,"...

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Nov 10, 2005

Taiwan: Indigenous Peoples Get More Recogniti...

Taiwan's legislature this year passed a law guaranteeing autonomy for the island's 12 indigenous tribes, which have endured centuries of repression. VOA's Steve Herman recently visited Taiwan...

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Oct 27, 2005

China: Poor Reviews for Games

The many controversies that marred China's National Games have raised pointed questions about sportsmanship and athletic priorities as the country prepares for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. From...

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Oct 27, 2005

Tibet: Tibetan Parliamentarians Meet British ...

The 11-member delegation of the Dharamsala-based Assembly of Tibetan People’s Deputies (parliament in exile) concluded their two day-long programme at the Westminster, seat of the British...

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Oct 19, 2005

Taiwan to be Discussed as Rumsfeld Arrives in...

BEIJING - U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld arrived in Beijing Tuesday for discussions on military relations and the status of Taiwan. Rumsfeld will meet Wednesday with President Hu Jintao,...

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Oct 17, 2005

Taiwan: President Chen Shui-bian Criticizes Opposition's...

Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian has criticised an opposition bill promoting peace with China, which claims the island as its own, saying it is tantamount to a surrender of Taiwan's sovereignty....

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Oct 10, 2005

Taiwan: Double Tenth: A Time for Rededication...

For progressive Taiwanese in the new millennium, the purpose of their Double Tenth National Day is not to pump up self-esteem based on ethnic pride, economic or military power, ideological jingoism...

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Oct 04, 2005

Taiwan: Solution To China Dispute: Reason And...

Taiwan’s President Chen Shui-bian insists that with “reason and pragmatism,” the current dispute with mainland China could be resolved. Chen made the declaration following the...

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Sep 26, 2005

Taiwan: US Admiral Urges Taiwan to Arm

Untitled Document The new commander of US forces in Asia and the Pacific, Admiral William Fallon, has begun making subtle but distinctive changes in his command's endeavor to keep...

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Sep 23, 2005

Taiwan: President Chen Shui-Bianhas Offers Talks...

Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bianhas offered to hold unconditional talks with his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao, saying it may open "a window of opportunity" for peace across the Taiwan...

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Sep 19, 2005

Taiwan: Local NGOs Find Fault with UN 2005 Summit...

Untitled Document Several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) yesterday criticized the UN's 2005 World Summit Outcome for what they said was its lack of reforms or practical solutions...

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Sep 15, 2005

Taiwan: Not Qualified to Join the UN, According...

China asked Taiwan on Wednesday to give up its attempts for independence and claimed that the island was not 'qualified' whatsoever to be a member of the United Nations, which is made up of sovereign...

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Sep 06, 2005

Taiwan: RP Bucks for Bid for UN Seat

The Philippines has turned down Taiwan’s request for an endorsement on its application for a full-nation status in the United Nations. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo said the Philippines,...

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Sep 02, 2005

Taiwan: Controversy on U.S. Sales of Weapons a...

Untitled Document In a broad policy document on arms control, China also says it is against any government providing Taiwan with missile defences. The statements comes ahead of Chinese...

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Aug 17, 2005

Taiwan in New Attempts to Break Out of Isolat...

By Patrick Goodenough Trying to ease its international isolation, Taiwan has launched a new organization drawing together its handful of diplomatic allies and representatives from several other...

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Aug 13, 2005

China Says Taiwan U.N. Bid again Doomed to Fa...

Taiwan has tried to join the United Nations every year since 1993, but each time China and its allies, supporting Beijing's "one China" policy, have kept the door shut. "The nature...

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Aug 09, 2005

Taiwan's Worth Recognized by Japan

On Friday, the Japanese Diet passed legislation to give Taiwan passport-holders visa-free entry into Japan. This move is of the utmost significance to Taiwan-Japan relations, both in practical...

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Jul 11, 2005

Rice Calls for China-Taiwan Talks

Speaking in Beijing, Condoleezza Rice urged China to change its policy on Taiwan to help secure a peaceful settlement on the status of the island. China views Taiwan as its own territory and...

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Jun 15, 2005

Taiwan Natives Protest in Japan

Because of the obstruction of Japanese police, a group of Taiwan's indigenous people Tuesday failed to enter the Tokyo-based Yasukuni shrine, where they had planned to protest against the enshrinement...

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Jun 08, 2005

Taiwan Revises its Constitution

Untitled Document BEIJING, June 7 -- Taiwan revised its constitution Tuesday to shrink the size of parliament by half, streamline election rules and set difficult standards for any constitutional...

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May 31, 2005

Taiwan: WHO Agrees to Visit Taiwan if Needed --...

Untitled Document If Taiwan experiences an outbreak of disease that might seriously affect public health, the World Health Organization (WHO) will, if necessary, send experts...

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May 20, 2005

Taiwan Says China Tries to Suffocate the Isla...

Untitled Document TAIPEI, May 19 (Reuters) - Taiwan accused China on Thursday of raising tensions by trying to suffocate the island on the international stage and blocking its bid...

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May 18, 2005

Taiwan President Renews Call for New Constitu...

Untitled Document Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian renewed his call for a new constitution on Tuesday, pledging to enshrine human rights in the document, a move likely to anger China...

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May 17, 2005

Taiwan Membership Rejected by World Health Or...

Untitled Document GENEVA, May 16 (Xinhuanet) -- The general committee of the 58th World Health Assembly (WHA) on Monday ruled that a Taiwan-related proposal will not be included...

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May 16, 2005

Taiwan: WHO Inclusion Vital to Fight Epidemic...

Untitled Document GENEVA, May 13 (Reuters) - Taiwan's exclusion from the World Health Organisation poses an international danger because of its key role in fighting bird flu and...

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May 14, 2005

Taiwan Ruling Party Wins Poll

Untitled Document Taiwan’s independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won the election on Saturday for a 300-member assembly, to decide on a package of...

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May 10, 2005

Taiwan: Chen Accuses China of Trying to Influence...

Untitled Document President Chen Shui-bian is accusing China of trying to influence an upcoming election that could pave the way for public referendums. Chen said in an interview...

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May 09, 2005

Taiwan Refreshes Bid for World Health Organis...

Untitled Document TAIPEI, May 10 (Reuters) - Diplomatically isolated Taiwan on Tuesday launched a fresh bid to become an observer at the World Health Organisation's (WHO) annual...

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May 05, 2005

Taiwan President Makes Surprise Stop in Fiji

Untitled Document Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian, on a visit to the South Pacific, made an unscheduled stopover in Fiji, which recognises China, in what Taiwan media billed as a...

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May 03, 2005

Taiwan: Chen Takes Initiative with Offer to B...

Untitled Document By Keith Bradsher, The New York Times President Chen Shui-bian of Taiwan called on Monday for China and Taiwan to set up a procedure for improving communication...

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May 01, 2005

Taiwan: Japan Urged to Keep Promise on Taiwan...

Untitled Document Japan should take actions, instead of only paying lip service, to keep its promise of not supporting "Taiwan independence", some Chinese scholars said...

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Apr 27, 2005

Taiwan: Fights over Historic China Trip

Untitled Document A leading Taiwanese politician is making a historic visit to China, stirring angry protests from opponents who accuse him of selling out Taiwan. Hundreds of pro-independence...

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Apr 26, 2005

Taiwan: KMT Leader Arrives in Nanjing for Historic...

Untitled Document Chairman Lien Chan of the Kuomintang (KMT) party arrived in Nanjing in east China's Jiangsu Province at 16:40 Tuesday to begin an eight-day mainland visit. This...

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Apr 26, 2005

Taiwan: Luxembourg Parliament Passes Resolution...

Untitled Document On Tuesday 19 April 2005 the Luxembourg Parliament, with only a few abstentions, almost unanimously passed a resolution calling for the government of Luxembourg...

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Apr 22, 2005

Taiwan: Beijing Asks New Pope to Sever Relations...

Untitled Document The nation's embassy to the Holy See seems to have been well prepared yesterday to cement ties with the newly elected Pope Benedict XVI, while Beijing, as expected,...

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Apr 20, 2005

Taiwan Opposition Leader to Visit Mainland Ch...

Untitled Document Taiwan's main opposition leader, Lien Chan, is expected to embark on a historic visit to China next week and meet China's President Hu Jintao. Mr Lien's Nationalist...

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Apr 15, 2005

Taiwan Strait Stability Condition for E.U. to...

Untitled Document German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer said Thursday during a debate at the German Parliament that stability in the Taiwan Strait is a condition for the European...

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Apr 13, 2005

Taiwan: US Ambassador Bolton Supports Taiwan World...

Untitled Document Washington, April 11 (CNA) A ranking U.S. State Department official, who has been nominated for the post of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said...

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Apr 07, 2005

Taiwan: President Chen to Attend Pope's Funer...

Untitled Document TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's leader will make an unprecedented visit to the Vatican to attend Pope John Paul II's funeral, the government said Wednesday in...

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Apr 04, 2005

Taiwan: Beijing Offers Talks with Taiwan Ruling...

Beijing renewed an offer to hold dialogue with Taiwan's ruling party, seeking to ease tension with the island authorities which has been moving Taiwan towards formal secession from China. The...

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Apr 01, 2005

Taiwan: Impact of China's Anti-Secession Law

Minister of Foreign Affairs Tan Sun Chen said Friday that the government will take proper measures concerning cross-Taiwan Strait exchanges after completing its assessment of the impact...

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Mar 28, 2005

Taiwan's Opposition Visits China

The 30-member team of the Nationalist Party or Kuomintang (KMT) is being led by vice chairman Chiang Pink-kun. Mr Chiang said the visit was aimed at easing tensions with Beijing. China sees...

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Mar 27, 2005

Taiwan Rallies Against China Law

The law, passed earlier this month allows China to use "non-peaceful" means to stop any move by the island towards independence. Protesters sang and carried banners proclaiming peace and...

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Mar 23, 2005

Taiwan: Security Keeps Chinese Arms Embargo in...

Britain wants to delay any lifting of a Chinese arms embargo until it receives assurances that the European Union's policy for selling weapons overseas is sufficiently robust, a Foreign Office...

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Mar 20, 2005

Taiwan: 90% of Taiwan People Oppose China's Anti-Secession...

Over 90 percent of the people of the Republic of China are opposed to China's newly enacted Anti-Secession Law aimed at Taiwan, ROC representative to Malaysia Wu Wen-ya said Sunday, quoting...

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Mar 19, 2005

Taiwan: China Criticises US 'Interference' Over...

China accused US lawmakers Friday of interfering in its internal affairs by criticising a law that gives Beijing a legal basis to wage war against Taiwan if the island moves to declare independence....

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Mar 17, 2005

Taiwan: President Asks 1 Million to Protest L...

Taiwan's president, Chen Shui-bian, said Wednesday that China's passage of what he called an invasive antisecession law would further alienate Taiwan from mainland China, and told his people...

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Mar 13, 2005

Taiwan Blasts China 'Provocation'

Such "serious provocation" gravely affected regional security, Joseph Wu, chairman of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council, said. China's National People's Congress passed the controversial...

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Mar 10, 2005

Taiwan Condemns Chinese Anti-Secession Law

Taiwan on Tuesday quickly condemned the anti-secession law presented to China's legislature, calling it crude and malicious, and warning that it could threaten regional peace. Taiwan's Mainland...

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Mar 09, 2005

Taiwan: China Asks Foreign Military Alliances...

China today asked foreign military alliances to stay away from the vexed Taiwan issue, asserting that it was an "internal affair" of the country. "I believe the Chinese position...

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Mar 08, 2005

Taiwan: Press Rallies Against New Law

Faced with China's approaching steps to formulate an 'anti-secession law', Taiwan should adopt a response strategy of 'opposing might with might', clearly declare to the international community...

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Mar 06, 2005

Taiwan Plans Protests in Response to Chinese Anti-Secession...

Politicians in Taiwan are bitterly denouncing a proposed Chinese law explicitly forbidding any Taiwanese moves toward independence and large protests are planned for Sunday. The response comes...

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Mar 04, 2005

Taiwan: Anti-Secession Law

They were there to oppose China's plans to pass a so-called "anti-secession law", which critics say is aimed at blocking Taiwanese moves towards independence. Some say it could even...

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Mar 02, 2005

Taiwan Raps EU Over China Arms Ban

President Chen Shui-bian, in a video conference with European Union (EU) parliamentarians, notably singled out France, which has spearheaded the bloc's drive to end the 15 year ban on weapons sales...

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Mar 01, 2005

Taiwan: Clinton's Visit in Taipei

The results of last year's presidential and legislative elections show that the people of Taiwan want the ruling and opposition camps to compromise, former U.S. President Bill Clinton said...

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Feb 28, 2005

Taiwan: China Urges Taiwan to Recognize One-China...

China has urged rival Taiwan to recognize its "one-China" policy as a condition for resuming talks frozen since 1999. Official media cited a spokesman for Beijing's Taiwan Affairs Office...

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Feb 24, 2005

Taiwan: Law Proposed in Taiwan to Counter Chinas...

The Taiwan Solidarity Union, a radical pro-independence party, has proposed draft legislation to counter China's plans for an “anti-secession law”. As the island's legislature...

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Feb 21, 2005

Taiwan: Clinton Invited to Take Part in Campaign...

Untitled Document The organizers of a universal campaign for a "free Taiwan" have invited former United States President Bill Clinton to take part in activities ...

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Feb 18, 2005

Taiwan: Bill in U.S. seeks new Taiwan ties

Untitled Document A bipartisan resolution has been introduced in the House of Representatives demanding resumption of diplomatic ties with Taiwan, a move certain to upset China and...

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Feb 17, 2005

Taiwan: Clinton Expected to Visit Taiwan later...

Taipei, Feb. 16 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) confirmed news reports Wednesday that former U.S. President Bill Clinton is expected to visit Taiwan before the end of this month as...

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Feb 11, 2005

Taiwan: Chen to Offer China Talks Role to Soo...

Chen Shui-bian, Taiwan's president, is expected to offer a formal role in relations with China to James Soong, head of the People First party, a breakaway faction from the Kuomintang. Senior...

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Feb 09, 2005

Taiwan: U.S. Concerned over EU Lifting Arms Embargo...

Taiwan expressed its concerns over the European Union's likely lifting of its arms embargo against China, saying the EU must be cautious in doing so. "Though, in terms of weapons, it would...

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Feb 07, 2005

Taiwan: Five Men Charged in Taiwan over Gun Used...

Five Taiwanese men have been indicted for the alleged manufacturing of the gun and bullets used in the mysterious election eve shooting of President Chen Shui-bian, it was reported Sunday. The...

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Feb 03, 2005

Taiwan: Rice Warns EU over China Arms Ban

UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said last week the European Union could drop the embargo within six months. It was imposed in 1989 after Chinese troops opened fire on protesters around Beijing's...

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Jan 30, 2005

Taiwan: President's Aide Takes Helm of Taiwan...

The Taiwan president's chief of staff, Su Tseng-chang, took over the helm of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Sunday, saying he will create a larger base of support for the pro-independence...

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Jan 24, 2005

Taiwan: Lu Condemns Beijing's Attempts to Isolate...

Vice President Annette Lu blasted China yesterday for going to extremes in every instance to isolate Taiwan from the international community, saying that its actions are unacceptable to the international...

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Jan 23, 2005

Taiwan May Call Referendum to Counter Chinese...

Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian urged arch-foe China to reconsider a proposed law against secession, saying the move could provoke people in the island Beijing claims as its own to demand a May...

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Jan 20, 2005

Taiwan Seeks German Help Against China

A Taiwanese vice foreign minister is on his way to Germany to ask Berlin and other European nations to reject a proposal to lift an arms embargo against China, a state-funded news agency said on...

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Jan 17, 2005

Taiwan seeks new era of links with China

Taiwan has called on China to begin talks on a range of economic issues, as it seeks to build on the momentum created by a landmark deal that will see the first non-stop commercial flights between...

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Jan 14, 2005

Taiwan: China floats idea of highway over the...

China is raising the possibility of building the world's longest undersea tunnel across the Taiwan Strait, illustrating the determination with which China pushes its claim to sovereignty over Taiwan....

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Jan 13, 2005

Taiwan joins peace group

Untitled Document Ten non-governmental organizations (NGOs) announced yesterday that they have joined the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), an international...

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Jan 12, 2005

Taiwan: China's Anti-Secession Law aimed at Taiwan...

The anti-secession law to be enacted by Beijing will provide for trials of Taiwan officials and military leaders before a special court after mainland China takes Taiwan in a war, Mainland...

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Jan 08, 2005

Taiwan: Falungong followers protest against Beijing...

Untitled Document TAIPEI : Thousands of Falungong members staged a protest hereagainst the Beijing government's treatment of the banned spiritual movement's followers on...

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Jan 05, 2005

Taiwan: Chinese Minister for Taiwan Affairs to...

Untitled Document China's minister for Taiwan affairs arrives in Washington Tuesday for talks with U.S. officials. A U.S. State Department spokesman says Chen Yunlin will meet ...

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Jan 04, 2005

Taiwan to send team to help Acheh and Phuket after...

Untitled Document The Department of Health (DOH) will send a 17-member team to the Thai island of Phuket Tuesday to help with epidemic-prevention work there over the next ...

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Jan 03, 2005

Taiwan: China vows to prevent Taiwan independ...

Untitled Document China's military will crush any major moves towards independence by Taiwan, a Beijing government policy paper says, prompting the self-governing island to accuse...

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Jan 03, 2005

Taiwan poll challenge rejected

Untitled Document The election was narrowly won by President Chen Shui-bian. It was the second of two legal cases brought by the opposition to challenge the result. The...

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Dec 29, 2004

Taiwan: EU is a stakeholder in Taiwan's well-...

Untitled Document When the EU-China summit was held in The Hague on Dec. 8, the international media focused primarily on the outcome in terms of the arms embargo issue -- that the...

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Dec 21, 2004

Taiwan: Beijing aims law at Taiwan in bid to stamp...

At first glance it is not obvious why China needs an anti-secession law: lack of such legislation has never stopped Beijing using harsh measures to silence anyone advocating independence for restive...

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Dec 20, 2004

Vanuatu scraps deal with Taiwan

Following a change of government, the Pacific island's new foreign minister said Vanuatu revoked its Taiwan deal. The turn-around represents a victory for Beijing in a long-running dispute with...

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Dec 20, 2004

Taiwan: Chinas anti-secession law targets Tai...

China is preparing an "anti-secession law" that is intended to create a legal barrier to moves toward formal independence by Taiwan, but which is itself likely to further fuel tensions...

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Dec 16, 2004

Taiwan's opposition emboldened by vote

Taiwan's main opposition Nationalist Party, reinvigorated after an election victory, offered Wednesday to help the pro-independence president, Chen Shui-bian, break a stalemate in relations...

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Dec 14, 2004

Taiwan: Pro-independence forces suffer setbac...

An opposition pro-China alliance defeated pro-independence forces in Taiwan’s parliamentary elections on Saturday, signaling friendlier future relations between the island and mainland...

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Dec 12, 2004

Opposition wins Taiwan elections

The opposition parties took 114 of the parliament's 225 seats. The vote, which could shape the way the island handles relations with China, was the first since Mr Chen narrowly won the presidency...

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Dec 10, 2004

Taiwan: Suspected Explosives Found Before Ele...

Untitled Document TAIPEI (Reuters) - Police found four packages of suspected explosives at the Taiwan capital's main railway station on Thursday, triggering a bomb scare days before...

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Dec 09, 2004

Taiwan: High stakes in parliamentary poll

Untitled Document But that does not mean Saturday's parliamentary elections are an irrelevance. The outcome, and who ultimately wins control of the Yuan, will have a significant...

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Dec 08, 2004

Taiwan: Chen vows to rename state-owned enter...

Chen Shui-bian, Taiwan's president, has pledged to rename the island's state-owned enterprises by replacing "China" with "Taiwan" and to include "Taiwan" in the name...

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Dec 03, 2004

Taiwan: Chen says US should foster trust

Untitled Document Acknowledging the US' statement welcoming his remarks concerning his push for constitutional reform, President Chen Shui-bian yesterday expressed gratitude and...

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Nov 29, 2004

Chen says next UN bid will use the name `Taiw...

Untitled Document President Chen Shui-bian yesterday said that Taiwan should make its bid to join the UN using the name "Taiwan," rather than "Republic of China."...

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Nov 24, 2004

Taiwan: Former President to chair roundtable on...

Untitled Document Former President Lee Teng-hui will preside over a roundtable on formulating a new constitution for Taiwan this weekend, organizers said Tuesday. Scores ...

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Nov 23, 2004

Taiwan: China's influence is a problem for Taiwan-EU...

Untitled Document China's relentless efforts to cast Taiwan as a "troublemaker" among European countries have caused great damage to the country's interests, Mainland Affairs...

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Nov 22, 2004

Taiwan: China has eyes for everyone but Taiwan...

Untitled Document Beijing snubbed Taiwan during Wednesday's APEC ministerial meeting in Santiago. "Taiwan cannot be called a country. It's an economy," China's Assistant...

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Nov 18, 2004

Taiwan: China Blasts Taiwan's Attempt at Readmission...

Taiwan is again attempting to regain admission to the United Nations, and China, as usual, has quickly and loudly objected. Mainland officials on Wednesday had harsh words for the island's leaders,...

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Nov 16, 2004

Taiwan: Bush recognize Taiwan's economic achi...

Untitled Document Taipei, Nov. 15 (CNA) U.S. President George W. Bush has recognized Taiwan's role in the global trade and economic system, saying the island's financial ...

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Nov 15, 2004

Taiwan: Premier calls for closer Taiwan-Japan-India...

Untitled Document Taipei, Nov. 12 (CNA) Premier Yu Shyi-kun said Friday Taiwan, Japan and India should strengthen cooperation in various fields as they have shared values ...

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Nov 12, 2004

Taiwan: Vanuatu withdraws communique signed in...

Untitled Document BEIJING (AFP) - The Pacific island of Vanuatu has withdrawn a communique signed in Taipei to establish ties with Taiwan, handing Beijing a diplomatic victory over...

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Nov 10, 2004

Taiwan: Survey backs sovereign and independent...

POST-ELECTION POLL: In the wake of US President Bush's re-election, respondents were asked about US-Taiwan relations, US-China ties and cross-strait links Over 70 percent of respondents...

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Nov 08, 2004

Taiwan an independent nation, Chen tells `Tim...

Untitled Document In an recent interview with a foreign media outlet, President Chen Shui-bian reiterated that Taiwan is an independent, sovereign country and said that he hopes...

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Nov 05, 2004

Taiwan: New Canadian Representative hails two-way...

Untitled Document Canada's new representative to Taiwan hailed Thursday the sound relations between the two countries and expressed his hope for increased bilateral exchanges....

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Nov 04, 2004

Taiwan is a modern, sovereign nation

Untitled Document There is no doubt that Taiwan is a sovereign state, but it has yet to become a normal one. If it is to do so, there are three prerequisites. First, abandon the name "The Republic...

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Nov 03, 2004

Taiwan establishes diplomatic ties with Vanua...

Untitled Document Taiwan announced Wednesday it has established full diplomaticrelations with Vanuatu, in a surprise move that came less than two monthsafter the Pacific nation pledged...

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Nov 01, 2004

Taiwan: Chinese Man claims to have shot at Taiwan...

Untitled Document Taiwan officials were investigating a claim by a mainland Chinese man that he was involved in the mysterious election-eve shooting of President Chen Shui-bian....

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Nov 01, 2004

Taiwan: Constitution to include Aborigines, Chen...

Untitled Document President Chen Shui-bian yesterday said he would work to set up a chapter on affairs concerning Aborigines in the nation's new Constitution, which he plans...

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Oct 29, 2004

Taiwan: Powell Backs Off of Taiwan Comments

Untitled Document Taiwan's government on Thursday applauded U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's decision to back away from his earlier controversial claim that both China and...

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Oct 28, 2004

Taiwan's Sovereignty should be dictated by history:...

Untitled Document Taiwan's sovereignty should be dictated by history, not by the United Nations or by any other country, Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara said Wednesday. ...

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Oct 26, 2004

Taiwan: Powell Speaks of China,Taiwan 'Reunif...

Untitled Document Secretary of State Colin Powell on Monday spoke of the eventual "reunification" of China and Taiwan, a comment likely to annoy Taiwanese officials who...

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Oct 26, 2004

Taiwan: China rebuffs Powell on Talks with Ta...

Untitled Document Chinese officials Monday rebuffed Secretary of State Colin Powell’s suggestion they use a possibly conciliatory speech by Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian...

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Oct 21, 2004

Taiwan: Colin Powell could prod China to talk...

Untitled Document US Secretary of State Colin Powell plans to tell China that the US sees President Chen Shui-bian's Double Ten National Day offer of fresh cross-strait dialogue...

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Oct 16, 2004

Taiwan: US defends Taiwan call for dialogue with...

Untitled Document WASHINGTON : The United States defended Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian's call for a dialogue with China even though it has been angrily rejected by Beijing. The...

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Oct 15, 2004

Taiwan: Taiwan prepared to wait patiently for...

Untitled Document Taiwanese officials have remained calm despite China's angry rejection of President Chen Shui-bian's peace overtures. The island's top policy-maker on Mainland China...

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Oct 14, 2004

Taiwan: China balks at Taiwan's Call for Talk...

Untitled Document China on Wednesday vehemently rejected conciliatory overtures made this week by Taiwan, but Taiwan's president was not dissuaded, calling for patience. ...

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Oct 11, 2004

Taiwan: Taiwan makes an Overture to Beijing

Untitled Document President Chen Shui-bian called Sunday for the opening of peace talks with mainland China in a conciliatory overture after President Hu Jintao's consolidation...

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Oct 04, 2004

Taiwan: Protestors urge EU not to drop Ban on...

Untitled Document Around 150 Taiwanese activists demonstrated outside the representative offices of several European countries in Taipei Friday to urge the European Union not to...

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Oct 01, 2004

Taiwan: Chen hints at Vote on Taiwan Sovereig...

Untitled Document Chen Shui-bian, Taiwan's president, has implied that Taiwan could hold a referendum on independence, in a statement that appears to reverse his recent softer stance...

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Sep 29, 2004

Taiwan: Taiwan will not provoke China

Taiwan will absolutely not provoke China nor will it launch a first strike, Cabinet spokesman Chen Chi-mai said Tuesday. "Our ultimate defense policy is to prevent war. We have consistently...

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Sep 28, 2004

Taiwan: Taiwan test-fires Missiles that could...

Untitled Document Taiwan has developed and test-fired surface-to-surface missiles that could target cities in coastal and interior China, military sources have told the Liberty...

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Sep 20, 2004

Taiwan: China uses Taiwan as political Tool

Untitled Document The 16th session of the fourth plenum of the central committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has started. The issue of whether or not Jiang Zemin (???) will...

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Sep 17, 2004

Taiwan: Committee recommends 158 Items for General...

Untitled Document United Nations General Assembly committee today recommended the inclusion of 158 agenda items for the Assembly's just-opened session, but excluded once again a...

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Sep 17, 2004

Taiwan: Taking steps toward a UN Seat

Untitled Document Taiwan's 12th bid for UN membership was rejected by a vote of 94 to 21 at the 59th UN General Assembly session yesterday, once again failing to make it...

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Sep 14, 2004

Taiwan: Taiwan merits U.N.'s Respect

Untitled Document President Chen Shui-bian is scheduled to hold a video-conference with the United Nations Correspondents Association at U.N. headquarters this week in parallel with...

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Sep 10, 2004

Taiwan: Taiwanese expatriates in Japan call for...

Untitled Document Tokyo, Sept. 9 (CNA) The overseas Taiwanese community in Japan sent a open letter Thursday to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Japanese ...

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Sep 07, 2004

Taiwan: Taiwan mulls new Policy to differentiate...

Untitled Document Taiwan's foreign ministry is considering a proposal to use the name "Taiwan" more frequently to distinguish the island from rival China, a spokesman...

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Sep 02, 2004

Is the UN ready for a democratic Taiwan?

Untitled Document Taiwan is the only nation in the world not represented in the United Nations. The main barrier to Taiwan's participation in the global assembly is the current,...

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Aug 31, 2004

Taiwan: Taiwan cancels Military Exercise

Untitled Document Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian said that Taipei must show goodwill, whether or not this was the motivation of the Chinese cancellation. On Monday, Taiwanese...

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Aug 23, 2004

Taiwan: Taiwan says China Ships challenge U.S....

Untitled Document Taiwan Premier Yu Shyi-kun accused arch-foe China of sending surveillance ships into Taiwan and Japanese waters to prepare for a possible confrontation with the...

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Aug 19, 2004

Taiwan: Taiwan's President Plans Short Visit to...

Untitled Document Taiwan's president is planning a pair of transit stops in the United States at the end of the month, despite increasingly harsh rhetoric from Beijing. The president's...

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Aug 17, 2004

Taiwan: China moves quickly to counter Taiwan's...

Untitled Document Chinese authorities have taken issue with a proposal in support of UN membership for Taiwan, warning in a letter to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan that "there...

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Jul 16, 2004

Taiwan: Dominican Republic to Maintain Taiwan...

The new president of the Dominican Republic is likely to continue to recognize Taiwan as a sovereign state. Diplomatic officials in both countries said Thursday that president-elect Leonel Fernandez,...

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Jul 13, 2004

Taiwan: China disappointed with Singapore Official...

SINGAPORE : Singapore moved to calm China over a visit by Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Taiwan, saying it was a private and unofficial trip to meet friends. Following an angry reaction...

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Jul 09, 2004

Taiwan: China will never tolerate Taiwan inde...

Chairman of China's Central Military Commission Jiang Zemin said Thursday that China will adhere to the basic principles of "peaceful reunification" and "one country, two systems",...

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Jul 09, 2004

Taiwan: Chinese Leaders and Rice Discuss US-Taiwan...

Untitled Document China's leaders have stressed their concerns about U.S. ties with Taiwan to National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice. Ms. Rice wrapped up two days of meetings...

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Jul 08, 2004

Taiwan: Taiwan to top agenda as US national security...

Untitled Document BEIJING - US national security advisor Condoleezza Rice will visit China this week, the Chinese foreign ministry said, for talks set to be dominated by tensions...

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Jul 07, 2004

Taiwan: China won't aid Taiwan's diplomatic a...

Developing countries that have formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan can forget about participating in a new China-sponsored development programme, a ranking official said on Tuesday. Vice-commerce...

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Jul 05, 2004

Taiwan: US Congress call to reassess one-China...

Untitled Document By Ching Cheong HONG KONG - East Asia is likely to enter an era of instability if the United States were to redefine its 'one-China' policy in a way that, in...

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Jul 01, 2004

Taiwan: Beijing to Talk with Taipei on 'Three...

Beijing said Wednesday,June 30, the mainland is ready to start talks on the establishment of the "three links" across the Straits, as long as Taipei agrees not to internationalize these...

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Jun 29, 2004

Taiwan: China despises Taiwan's freedom, says...

Untitled Document China's harassment of Taiwanese businessmen has little to do with a dislike of the individuals themselves, but is instead fueled by a loathing for Taiwan's democracy...

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Jun 29, 2004

Taiwan: US visit cancelled under Chinese pres...

The United States has called off a visit to Taiwan by the Pentagon's point man on Asia-Pacific military affairs, Major-General John Allen, it was reported yesterday. Pressure from Beijing and...

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Jun 28, 2004

Taiwan: U.S. House passes resolution supporting...

Untitled Document The U.S. House of Representatives' International Relations Committee passed a resolution Thursday to reiterate Congress's commitment to the Taiwan Relations Act...

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Jun 23, 2004

Taiwan: Beijing Urged to 'Punish' Taiwan with...

Researchers at Chinese universities and think-tanks have called on the government to use economic sanctions to cripple the Taiwan economy in a bid to snuff out moves towards independence, state...

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Jun 17, 2004

Taiwan: Bush signs act on Taiwan WHO bid

United States President George W. Bush on Monday signed into law an act supporting Taiwan's participation in the World Health Organization (WHO). "The United States fully supports the...

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Jun 17, 2004

Taiwan: Pro-independence businesses not welcome...

Beijing - China yesterday made clear it did not welcome investment by Taiwanese business in favour of independence from the mainland, further lowering the temperature in icy relations. "We...

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Jun 16, 2004

Taiwan: Congress Debates Restoring Recognition...

By Patrick Goodenough CNSNews.com Pacific Rim Bureau Chief June 15, 2004 Pacific Rim Bureau (CNSNews.com) - Weeks into Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian's second term, a new push in the U.S....

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Jun 14, 2004

Taiwan: Taiwan sends China goodwill and hopes...

By Tiffany Wu TAIPEI - Taiwan must be careful not to provoke China and should make goodwill gestures to reduce tension and ensure Beijing has no pretext to attack the island, Taipei's top mainland...

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Jun 11, 2004

Taiwan:China may attack Taiwan'

TAIPEI - Taiwan's Vice Defence Minister Tsai Ming-hsien said Wednesday the Chinese communist forces might attack the island in the coming years and called for the passage of a special budget seeking...

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Jun 10, 2004

Taiwan: China Opposes Reported Visit by U.S. General...

China has complained to the United States over a reported visit to Taiwan by Major General John Allen, a top aide to U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and has urged Washington to call it...

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Jun 08, 2004

Taiwan: Foreign minister to seek support in Europe...

Foreign Minister Chen Tan-sun said on Monday that he would visit Europe next month as part of the nation's efforts to forge closer ties with members of the European Union. Chen revealed his plans...

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Jun 02, 2004

Taiwan: El Salvador vows to back Taiwan presence...

Untitled Document Salvadoran President-elect Elias Antonio Saca said on Tuesday that he will direct his administration to fully support Taiwan's presence in the international community....

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Jun 01, 2004

Taiwan: Chinese Army Preparing Military Exercises...

China is gearing-up for large-scale military wargames aimed at "taking control of the Taiwan Strait", with 18,000 troops and the amphibious landing of a tank brigade. The exercises...

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Jun 01, 2004

Taiwan: China plans 'Taiwan war games'

China is preparing to begin war games in the sensitive Taiwan Strait, Chinese and Hong Kong media said. The move is set to stoke tensions with Taiwan, which Beijing views as part of its territory....

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May 30, 2004

Taiwan: US will support Taiwan's bid for OAS ...

The US has pledged to help Taiwan secure a position as a permanent observer in the Organization of American States (OAS), the Western Hemisphere's political and economic cooperation organization,...

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May 28, 2004

Taiwan: Taiwan reveals details of 'middle line'...

Defense Minister Li Chieh yesterday disclosed for the first time ever the coordinates of the middle line of the Taiwan Strait that the air forces from both the island and the mainland have been observing...

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May 28, 2004

Taiwan: Taiwan invites China's envoy for cross-strait...

TAIPEI : Taiwan has extended a fresh olive branch to China by inviting its top envoy for cross-strait affairs to visit the island. The invitation comes just a week after Taiwanese President Chen...

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May 26, 2004

Taiwan: US Senate resolution on the Taiwan Relations...

Untitled Document HCON 117 IH 108th CONGRESS 1st Session H. CON. RES. 117 Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States Government should reaffirm its unwavering...

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May 24, 2004

Taiwan: U.S. House seeks closer Taiwan ties

Untitled Document Washington, DC, May. 22 -- U.S. lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved legislation aimed at expanding high-level military cooperation between the Taiwanese and...

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May 21, 2004

Taiwan: New Cabinet takes Shape after Inaugur...

The new Cabinet was sworn in May 20 shortly after President Chen Shui-bian was inaugurated for a second four-year term. Premier Yu Shyi-kun remains in his post as Cabinet head. Around two-thirds...

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May 20, 2004

Taiwan: Twenty-five countries voted for Taiwan's...

By Melody Chen (STAFF REPORTER) Wednesday, May 19, 2004 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday expressed gratitude to the US and Japan for their support of Taiwan's eighth application...

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May 20, 2004

Taiwan: President Chen Inaugural Address

Heads of States, Diplomatic Envoys and Foreign Dignitaries, Distinguished Guests, and Fellow Citizens: Firstly, I wish to thank our honorable guests, at home and from abroad, who have joined...

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May 19, 2004

Taiwan: Taiwan vote recount ends

Untitled Document By Alice Hung TAIPEI - A vote recount in Taiwan's contested presidential election concluded Tuesday, but the bitter dispute is far from ended, as a final court...

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May 19, 2004

Taiwan: Taiwan, a victim of UN 'health aparth...

TAIPEI - The SARS virus, which ravaged the Asia-Pacific last year, has re-emerged in China. This time, it originated from one of Beijing's leading laboratories, following the pattern of two isolated...

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May 17, 2004

Taiwan: US and Tibet sending a delegation to ...

Untitled Document The US and Tibet will send a delegation to attend Taiwan president Chen Shui-bian's inauguration. The U.S. send a delegation to Taiwan WASHINGTON,...

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May 17, 2004

Taiwan: US urges caution in cross-strait situ...

An influential senior member of the U.S. House of Representatives who will head the U.S. delegation to President Chen Shui-bian's May 20 inauguration has implied that he will urge Taipei to handle...

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May 15, 2004

Taiwan: Towards a Normal Constitutional Updat...

By Hsiao Bi-khim Since its founding in 1949, China has promulgated four different constitutions. The last, enacted in 1982, has undergone four sets of amendments. Regardless of how many times...

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May 14, 2004

Taiwan: China weighing law on Reunification

By Jason Leow BEIJING - Premier Wen Jiabao has said during his just-ended European tour that he would 'seriously consider' a suggestion to mandate by law the reunification of Taiwan. He made...

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May 14, 2004

Taiwan: Poll shows insistence on ROC sovereig...

Untitled Document Publish Date:05/14/2004 Story Type:Commentary; Byline:TJ editor On behalf of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), the Elections Study Center of National Chengchi...

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May 14, 2004

Taiwan: Taiwan-India economic ties growing

Publish Date:05/14/2004 Story Type:Commentary; Byline:Jagdish Singh Ours is an era of economic interdependence. Pragmatism demands that nations move toward globalization. The maxim is: integrate or...

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Apr 21, 2004

Taiwan: Chen emphasizes ties with US

Untitled Document Published: April 19, 2004 President Chen Shui-bian said on Monday that Taiwan has consistently attached great importance to its relations with the United States and...

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Apr 18, 2004

Taiwan: New Foreign Minister Chen Tan-sun app...

New Foreign Minister Chen Tan-sun said yesterday he will uphold "three insistences" in performing his duty as the nation's diplomatic chief. "The three insistences are maintaining...

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Apr 17, 2004

Taiwan: US Taiwan Relations Act serves global...

On saturday, the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) celebrated its 25th anniversary. Former US president Jimmy Carter terminated the 25-year-old Mutual Defense Treaty between the US and the Republic of...

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Apr 06, 2004

Taiwan: 25th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations...

Untitled Document The Taiwan Relations Act at 25 by The Honorable Sam Brownback Heritage Lecture #828 April 5, 2004 Thank you very much for the opportunity to be with you here ...

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Apr 02, 2004

US Moves to Stop EU scrapping China ban

Untitled Document The US has launched a diplomatic campaign against the European Union’s move to lift its arms embargo on China. The Bush administration sees the move, to lift...

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Apr 01, 2004

Taiwan: BBC interview's Taiwans President Chen...

30 march Mr Chen gave his first broadcast interview since he was re-elected The following are excerpts from an interview given to the BBC by Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian. Mr Chen spoke...

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Mar 29, 2004

Taiwan's young democracy should be protected...

Taiwan's burgeoning democracy has been undergoing a harsh trial and its survival will be of major importance to other countries pursuing democratization, scholars said yesterday in a seminar held...

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Mar 22, 2004

Taiwan: results of Referendum and Presidential...

Elections for the President and Vice President of the Republic of China were held in Taiwan on March 20, 2004. President Chen Shui-bian and Vice President Annette Lu of the Democratic Progressive...

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Mar 18, 2004

Taiwan: China and France trying to influence Taiwan...

TAIPEI — Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian accused China and France yesterday of trying to influence the outcome of the coming presidential election by staging their first joint naval exercise...

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Mar 10, 2004

Suggested letter to the EU Foreign Ministers

Suggested text of letter Your Excellency, I am concerned to hear that the European Union is about to consider lifting the embargo on arms trade with the People's Republic of China at...

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Mar 05, 2004

Taiwan: Chinese Communist Party attacks Taiwan's...

BEIJING, March 4 (Xinhuanet) - A spokesperson for the second session of the 10th National People's Congress (NPC) Thursday morning slammed the so-called "defensive referendum" pushed...

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Feb 29, 2004

Taiwan: over 1.5 million link hands for Peace...

More than a million and a half people gathered yesterday from north to south under a sweltering sun to express to the world their desire "to protect Taiwan" and "strive for...

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Feb 27, 2004

Taiwan: President Chen's speech on referendum

Presidential Statement Press Conference February 3, 2004 (Translation) Writing History with Democracy and Defending Taiwan with Referendum A referendum is an embodiment of the universal...

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Jul 30, 2002

European Parliament resolution small victory for...

Could it be true that the seemingly rock-solid “One China” policy of the Peoples Republic of China is showing small, but real cracks? Most political annalists will probably disagree....

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Jan 30, 2002

Taiwan gains OECD observer status

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Council recently approved Taiwan’s application for observer status at the Competition Law and Policy Committee. This marks...

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Jun 05, 2000

Taiwan: Foreign policy report to the Legislative...

Speech of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Dr. Hung-mao Tien before the Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Committee, Legislative Yuan. June 5, 2000 Mr. Chairman,...

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