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2008-11-06 11:17:37

Taiwanese and Chinese leaders met in Beijing Thursday for what officials said was an effort to improve diplomatic ties between the two governments. The meeting between Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou and Chinese envoy Chen Yunlin lasted five minutes, reported Xinhua, China's official state news agency. The two officials and their emissaries had been meeting during the last few days. Despite a warming of relations -- such as transportation and trade agreements between Taiwan and mainland...

2008-10-04 12:00:07

Text of report by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ["Foreign Ministry Spokesman Liu Jianchao Issues Statement on US Government Notifying Congress of Decision To Sell Weapons to Taiwan"] Beijing, 4 Oct (Xinhua) - Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao on 4 October issued a statement on the US Government notifying Congress its decision to sell weapons to Taiwan, saying the Chinese government and people resolutely oppose and condemn this US action that gravely...

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...

2008-08-06 09:00:39

Airlines seek weekday cross-Strait flights after weekend success TAIPEI, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- As weekend charter flights linking Chinese mainland and Taiwan reach the one-month mark, airlines on both sides of the Taiwan Straits want to offer the service on weekdays. "Judging from the one-month results, the weekend charter flights are indeed widely welcomed by people on both sides of the Straits," Nieh Kuo-wei, vice general manager of Taiwan-based EVA Air, told Xinhua here on Tuesday. "We...

2008-08-05 12:00:36

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Airlines Seek Weekday Cross-Strait Flights After Weekend Success"] Taipei, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) - As weekend charter flights linking Chinese mainland and Taiwan reach the one-month mark, airlines on both sides of the Taiwan Straits want to offer the service on weekdays. "Judging from the one-month results, the weekend charter flights are indeed widely welcomed by people on both sides of the...

2008-07-07 09:00:42

Airlines gear up for new weekend service across Taiwan Strait BEIJING, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Airlines on both sides of the Taiwan Strait are busy preparing for Friday's landmark launch of weekend charter flights. Six airlines from the mainland and five from Taiwan will operate the 18 return flights on the first day of the weekend service. Under an agreement signed last month, 36 return flights will operate every weekend, Friday to Monday, divided evenly between mainland and Taiwan...

2008-07-07 09:00:42

Roundup-China Focus: Historic weekend charter flights take off across Taiwan Strait amid applause, joy by Xinhua writer Fu Shuangqi and Lu Chuanzhong BEIJING, July 4 (Xinhua) -- The first weekend charter flights flew across the Taiwan Strait on Friday, carrying excited mainland tourists and Taiwan residents joyful at the shorter and cheaper journey. The first cross-Strait weekend charter flight from China's mainland to Taiwan took off at 6:31 a.m. on Friday from Guangzhou, capital of...

2008-07-07 09:00:29

China Eastern Airlines to set up Taiwan office TAIPEI, July 6 (Xinhua) -- The Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines has become the first mainland aviation company approved to set up an office in Taipei, handling cross-Strait charter flights services, a company official said Sunday. Cao Jianxiong, general manager of China Eastern Airlines, told Xinhua that a five-people "preparatory office" will be established at the first step. The chief of the "preparatory office," an airport...

2008-07-04 09:00:14

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua "China Focus": "Historic Weekend Charter Flights launched Across Taiwan Strait"] BEIJING, July 4 (Xinhua) - The first cross-Strait weekend charter flight from China's mainland to Taiwan took off at 6:31 a.m. Friday from Guangzhou, capital city of the southern Guangdong Province. The historic flight, carried out by an Airbus A330 of the China Southern Airlines (CSA), landed at Taipei Taoyuan...

2008-06-27 09:02:49

Chinese mainland, Taiwan agree on 144 charter flights in July BEIJING, June 26 (Xinhua) -- Eleven airlines -- six from the mainland and five from Taiwan -- will operate 144 cross-Strait return flights next month, reflecting an agreement to expand charter flights that have run during four traditional festivals to every weekend. The six mainland carriers are Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Xiamen Airlines and Shanghai Airlines. The Taiwan...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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