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BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Communist Party chief Hu Jintao called on Sunday for talks between China and Taiwan as soon as possible to maintain peace in the region.
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's independence-leaning government said on Thursday it may lift a ban on visits by Chinese tourists to the island, a move that could trump an opposition delegation's talks in Beijing this weekend.
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian told China on Thursday to drop the idea of giving the island a goodwill gift of a pair of pandas, saying they would not be happy.
By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - Regional tensions. Diplomatic consequences. Security threats. Those were the fears when China's parliament passed a law last year authorising the use of force against Taiwan should the self-governing island move toward formal independence.
By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China, asserting its claim to Taiwan, will for the first time mark the anniversary of the island's return to Chinese rule this month with leaders attending a ceremony at the Great Hall of the People, an official said on Thursday.
China's Taiwan Affairs Office, used to discussing a delicate relationship with an island it considers its own, on Thursday presented pictures and resumes of 11 pandas in the running to be sent as a gift across the strait.
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian vented his frustration at opposition parties over a stalled $15 billion arms budget on Monday, calling on them to support a special parliament session to push through the deal.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has welcomed the election of a new leader for Taiwan's main opposition party who rules out independence for the island.
By Alice Hung TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's main opposition Nationalist Party, which favors closer ties with China, elected popular Taipei Mayor Ma Ying-jeou as its new leader on Saturday, boosting his chances of running for the presidency in 2008.
By Alice Hung TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's main Nationalist opposition selects a new leader on Saturday, nearly three months after reconciling with China's ruling Communists, in a vote seen as an early primary for the presidential race in 2008.
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