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TAIPEI (Reuters) - A former senior official of the Bush Administration will visit Taiwan in yet another effort by Washington to persuade President Chen Shui-bian to retain a policy council on unification with China, a local newspaper said. The United Daily News said former U.S.
By Alice Hung TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian's increasingly tough stand on China is testing the patience of the island's biggest ally and arms supplier, the United States.
By Alice Hung TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian, keen to shake off China's claim of sovereignty, ignored U.S. pleas to retain a policy council on unification which he said should be scrapped, newspapers reported on Wednesday. Chen told U.S.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China condemned Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian's plan to scrap 15-year-old official guidelines on unification on Wednesday, calling him a "troublemaker" and "saboteur" of peace and stability in Asia.
China offered two pandas to Taiwan on Friday as a token of peace, but in the same breath accused President Chen Shui-bian of ratcheting up tensions with his support of formal independence for the self-ruled island.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China recently detained an underground Roman Catholic priest and 10 seminarians, a rights group said in a statement seen by Reuters on Friday. Word of last Saturday's detentions came just ahead of a planned visit to Beijing by U.S. President George W.
By Tiffany Wu TAIPEI (Reuters) - Former Taiwan president Lee Teng-hui heads to Washington this week to pedal his vision of an independent Taiwan, aiming to draw international attention to China's military threats against his island.
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian highlighted China's military expansion to drum up support for an arms package in his National Day speech on Monday, warning that the self-ruled island cannot count on others to defend it.
By David Schlesinger and Paul Holmes TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian declared on Friday he would not be rushed into talks with China, saying it was vital to preserve the island's sovereign status.
By Alice Hung TAIPEI (Reuters) - Thousands of Taiwan people, mostly from pro-independence groups, marched through the streets of Taipei on Sunday to back a US$11 billion special arms budget aimed at fending off China but blocked by the parliament.
- A political dynamiter.