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2006-04-13 00:59:59

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. "Even if (China) continues to stall negotiations with us, we do not rule out the possibility of unilaterally lifting the ban on mainland tourists coming to Taiwan," Mainland Affairs Council Chairman Joseph Wu told reporters. His announcement came as an opposition...

2006-04-05 07:50:00

By Lee Chyen Yee TAOYUAN, Taiwan -- It tastes bitter, turns your teeth black and causes cancer, but it also gives you a buzz and is served by scantily clad young women. And that is why it is proving hard for Taiwan's government to get its heavy betel nut chewers, mostly blue-collar workers, to kick the habit despite the widely known health risks and the red stains left on the sidewalks where users spit out the juice. Truck drivers in Taiwan, like their counterparts in China, India, Indonesia...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.