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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...

2008-11-06 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...

2008-10-07 12:00:23

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "US To Blame for Damage of Bilateral Relations: Chinese FM"] BEIJING, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) - The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday renewed its condemnation on the United States' proposed arms sale to Taiwan and said the American side should take full responsibility for the damage of ties between the two countries and their respective armed forces. "The US side's act has seriously blocked...

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...

2008-09-24 06:00:13

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) BEIJING, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) - China's State Council, or Cabinet, on Wednesday said it had ordered mainland dairy giant Sanlu to immediately stop sales of powdered milk in Taiwan after announcing the group had sold products contaminated with melamine to the island. State Council spokesman Li Weiyi said 25 tons of powdered milk sold by Hebei-based Sanlu to Taiwan in June were found contaminated with...

2008-09-07 06:00:07

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Chinese Mainland Issues New Policies To Ease Cross- Strait Travel"] XIAMEN, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) - Mainland residents with permits to go to Taiwan will be able to travel to and from Taiwan through the islands of Jinmen, Mazu and Penghu, Wang Yi, director of State Council Taiwan Affairs Office announced on Sunday. Residents of 13 mainland provinces and municipalities can take tourist trips to...

2008-09-05 09:00:24

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ["Cross-Strait Charter Flights Scheduled for Mid-Autumn Festival"] BEIJING, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) - Passengers can take 16 round-trip charter flights across the Taiwan Strait during the Mid-Autumn Festival, a traditional Chinese feast, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) announced here on Friday. Eight airlines, three from the Chinese mainland and five from Taiwan, will operate the flights...

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...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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