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2011-07-05 14:30:00

WASHINGTON, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the National Press Club: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) Time and date: 10 a.m. July 15 Place: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th floor Dr. Philip Y.M. Yang will discuss the role of Taiwan as Asia-Pacific peacemaker. Yang, who became minister of the Taiwan Government Information Office this year, serves as spokesman for Taiwan overseas and for the...

2009-09-08 08:15:00

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Online travel innovator Travelzen announced the addition of instantly-bookable flights to and from Taiwan on the Travelzen.com website, just one week after the historic establishment of scheduled cross-straits flights. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090908/CNTU031 ) This is a first in the history of cross-straits travel, with Travelzen offering the complete schedule of 270 weekly flights between four Taiwan and 27...

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...

2008-07-07 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...

2008-07-05 06:00:15

Text of report by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [By reporters Chen Binhua and Mao Leilei: "Weekend Chartered Flights and Mainland Citizens' Travel to Taiwan Start"] Beijing, 4 Jul (Xinhua) - A ceremony to start cross-Strait weekend chartered flights and mainland citizens' travel to Taiwan was held at the Beijing International Airport on the morning of 4 July. Wang Yi, director of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the CPC Central Committee and State Council,...

2008-07-04 15:00:17

Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency website [By T.C. Jiang] Taipei, July 4 (CNA) - Cabinet spokeswoman Vanessa Yea-ping Shih hailed Friday the smooth launch of direct weekend charter flights between Taiwan and China, saying that "today is just a beginning." The official launches of both weekend cross-strait charter flights and more Chinese tourists coming to Taiwan Friday "marked a historic moment," Shih said. Both measures were major campaign promises of...

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...

2006-08-19 21:43:41

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese dissidents and rights activists have demanded the release of lawyer Gao Zhisheng, warning that his detention will become a focus of their efforts to expand political freedoms and legality. Gao, 42, is a combative human rights lawyers whose causes have included disgruntled private oil investors, labor activists and rural protestors, and members of Falun Gong, the outlawed spiritual group. On Friday, Beijing police announced he had been detained "for...