Showing Archived Posts

Taiwan President In Tough Re-Election Fight

Posted January 12th, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Taiwan incumbent President Ma Ying-jeou says he is the only candidate in Saturday’s election who can continue Taipei’s strong and beneficial relationship with mainland China. Speaking to foreign journalists in Taipei Thursday, President Ma emphasized his success in the reconciliation effort that has changed the nature of Taiwan’s cross-strait relationship with China. “Cross-strait relations is […]

Tags: , , Posted in East Asia Pacific

Taiwan’s Opposition Makes Gains Ahead of Presidential Elections

Posted January 8th, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Latest opinion polls in Taiwan show that President Ma Ying-jeou has lost a once comfortable lead over opposition candidate Tsai Ing-wen from the Democratic Progressive Party ahead of presidential elections scheduled for January 14. President Ma leads by less than one percentage point in some polls and lags Tsai in a few, down from leads […]

Taiwan Court Jails Ex-Soldier in Wrongful Execution Case

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A Taiwan court has sentenced a retired soldier to jail for 18 years for the rape and murder of a five-year-old girl, more than a decade after another soldier was wrongfully executed for the crime. Taipei’s District Court said Monday it would have imposed a stiffer sentence for 35-year-old defendant Hsu Rong-chou, but said evidence […]

Taiwan Court Jails Ex-Soldier in Wrongful Execution Case

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A Taiwan court has sentenced a retired soldier to jail for 18 years for the rape and murder of a five-year-old girl, more than a decade after another soldier was wrongfully executed for the crime. Taipei’s District Court said Monday it would have imposed a stiffer sentence for 35-year-old defendant Hsu Rong-chou, but said evidence […]

Taiwan Court Jails Ex-Soldier in Wrongful Execution Case

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A Taiwan court has sentenced a retired soldier to jail for 18 years for the rape and murder of a five-year-old girl, more than a decade after another soldier was wrongfully executed for the crime. Taipei’s District Court said Monday it would have imposed a stiffer sentence for 35-year-old defendant Hsu Rong-chou, but said evidence […]

High-speed Pasenger Ship to Connect China, Taiwan

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A high-speed passenger ship connecting mainland China to Taiwan is ready for its maiden voyage. Chinese official television showed images of the new ship “Haixia” and said the vessel will make its first trip Wednesday from Pingtan city in east China’s Fujian province to Taichung in Taiwan, with 500 people on board. Taiwan entrepreneur Jia […]

Tags: , , Posted in East Asia Pacific

Taiwan Stages Air Defense Drills

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Taiwan’s military conducted a major military exercise Thursday to demonstrate its ability to defend itself against any attack from China. Four fighter jets, including a U.S.-built F-16 and a Taiwanese-made Indigenous Defense Fighter, flew over a section of a highway in southern Pintung County. The jets were initially scheduled to take off from and land […]

US Arrest of Taiwan Diplomat Raises Touchy Sovereignty Questions

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A Taiwan diplomat is due in a U.S. courtroom Wednesday on charges that she mistreated her Philippine housemaid. The case has sparked protests and controversy in Taiwan, where officials argue that Liu Hsien-hsien should be covered by diplomatic immunity under a 1980 agreement on relations between the U.S. and Taiwan. The issue is complicated by […]

Tags: , , Posted in East Asia Pacific

Second China-Friendly Candidate to Seek Taiwan Presidency

Posted November 1st, 2011 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Pro-China veteran Taiwan politician James Soong has entered the island’s presidential race, submitting more than 350,000 signatures in support of a candidacy that could undermine the re-election chances of the incumbent. Soong’s candidacy, announced Tuesday in Taipei, raises the prospects of splitting the pro-China support base he shares with incumbent Ma Ying-jeou. Soong, a former […]

Taiwan President Offers Referendum on China Treaty Proposal

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou is offering reassurances that he will not pursue a peace treaty with China unless it is the clearly expressed will of Taiwan’s people. Mr. Ma said Thursday he is prepared to put the issue to the public in a referendum before pursuing a treaty, an idea he first made public on […]

Tags: , Posted in East Asia Pacific

Calendar

October 2022
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31  

Archives

Categories