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2008-11-12 06:00:07

By Paul Wiseman TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Following the highest-level talks ever between China and Taiwan, Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou expressed hope Tuesday for an eventual peace accord with the two longtime rivals. "We do not exclude the possibility that we will negotiate and sign a peace agreement," Ma told USA TODAY in a 40-minute interview at the presidential palace. "We don't know how long it will take. ... We have to improve relations with the mainland on a step-by-step basis." Last...

2008-08-19 12:00:37

Text of report by Hong Kong newspaper Ta Kung Pao website on 18 August; subheadings as received [Unattributed report: "Mainland ARATS President Chen Yunlin Is Scheduled To Visit Taiwan in November To Discuss Aviation Rights"] Through recent cross-Strait connections, it has been decided that Chen Yunlin, president of China's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits [ARATS] will visit Taiwan in November. After the end of the Beijing Olympics this month, vice-presidents of...

2006-09-02 23:47:27

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - A blind Chinese human rights activist whose jailing last month sparked an international outcry has filed an appeal, asserting authorities stifled his defense and apparently coerced witnesses into testifying against him. Chen Guangcheng attracted world attention last year after issuing a report that said officials in east China's Shandong province had enforced a brutal population control drive. On August 24, Chen was sentenced by Yinan County court...

2006-08-24 09:00:08

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court jailed a blind human rights campaigner for four years and three months on Thursday, state media announced, prompting other activists to warn of a clampdown on China's "rights defenders." Chen Guangcheng, who was tried last Friday without his own lawyers present, drew international attention last year by accusing officials in east China's Shandong province of enforcing late-term abortions in a population control drive. Chen, 34,...

2006-08-08 03:02:13

By Nick Mulvenney BEIJING (Reuters) - The Beijing Olympics, which open two years to the day, will act as a catalyst for political and social development in China, organizing committee Secretary General Wang Wei said on Tuesday. Many within the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had hoped awarding China the Games would help accelerate reform in the Communist-controlled state. "For the whole society, the Olympic Games will speed up reform and opening up," Wang said at a news...

2006-07-20 03:20:34

By C.C. Yao ILAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - Taiwan staged its biggest live-fire army drills in about 20 years on Thursday, showcasing latest weaponry designed to combat a potential Chinese attack as Beijing builds its military might. More than 13,000 soldiers took part in the exercise, which saw U.S.-made F-16 fighter jets screaming across the sky and tanks firing from a beach at targets floating on the sea. Paratroopers posing as Chinese communist soldiers floated to the ground,...

2006-07-17 01:48:49

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian will meet senior member of his ruling party and lawmakers later on Monday to fend off mounting calls for him to step down over a string of financial scandals. Pressure on Chen is building as supporters of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) join opposition demands that he resign. A group of prominent scholars with close ties to the DPP were the latest, announcing on Saturday that they had signed a petition urging him to go,...

2006-06-28 21:35:07

By Benjamin Kang Lim TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's scandal-plagued President Chen Shui-bian has staved off an unprecedented parliamentary vote to unseat him, but his woes and the island's political crisis are far from over. The island's main opposition Nationalist Party is pressing ahead with a drive in which it has so far collected 1.75 million signatures, urging Chen to resign over scandals involving his family and close aides. Taiwan has a population of about 23 million. The...

2006-06-27 00:44:11

By Benjamin Kang Lim TAIPEI (Reuters) - Scandal-plagued Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian offered to mend fences with China and the island's opposition on Tuesday after surviving an unprecedented parliamentary vote aimed at unseating him. Thousands of Chen supporters and opponents protested outside parliament, but were separated by barbed-wire barricades. No clashes were reported. Up to 5,000 policemen were mobilized to maintain order. As expected the main opposition Nationalist Party...

2006-06-26 21:24:39

By Benjamin Kang Lim TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's parliament gathered on Tuesday to vote on an opposition motion to oust President Chen Shui-bian as thousands protested outside, but the unprecedented challenge to the embattled leader appears set to fail. Barbed-wire barricades were set up outside parliament in Taipei ahead of the vote, apparently to prevent about 10,000 Chen supporters from clashing with thousands of opposition protesters. Up to 5,000 policemen were mobilised to...


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