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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Chen Shui-bia
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