Latest Politics of China Stories

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.

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.

2006-08-06 02:45:22

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan condemned China on Sunday after oil producer Chad switched diplomatic ties to Beijing from Taipei, forcing Premier Su Tseng-chang to scrap his plans to visit the African nation at the last minute.

2006-03-08 04:48:40

By Jonathan Landreth BEIJING (Hollywood Reporter)

2006-03-08 02:31:31

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police have rounded up hundreds of petitioners who converged on Beijing to air grievances during the ongoing session of China's parliament, rights group Amnesty International said.

2006-03-07 05:08:50

By Ben Blanchard and Alice Hung BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - China's foreign minister sought on Tuesday to deflect concerns over the announcement of another double-digit rise in the military budget, saying the country had spent far less than the United States.

2006-03-03 21:23:56

TOKYO (Reuters) - Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian, who on Monday scrapped guidelines on unification with China, is determined to draft a new constitution that better suits Taiwan's current situation, the Yomiuri Shimbun daily said on Saturday.

2006-03-03 04:34:30

BEIJING (Reuters) - A top Chinese Communist Party leader vowed on Friday that Beijing would block any moves toward Taiwan independence but would work for a peaceful solution to the stand-off.

2006-02-27 05:12:47

By Alice Hung TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian scrapped on Monday a policy-making body on unification with China and 15-year-old symbolic guidelines on eventual unification, a move that has riled Beijing and alarmed Washington.

2006-02-26 21:58:40

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Chen Shui-bia

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.