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Taiwan Shipwreck Leaves 3 Dead, 7 Missing in Stormy Seas

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Taiwan coast guard officials are searching for at least seven crewmen who are missing in stormy weather after a cargo ship broke in two off the island’s northern coast. Search crews rescued 11 sailors and recovered three bodies after the Panamanian-registered gravel ship ran aground early Monday off Keelung Harbor. Authorities questioned some of the […]

Poll Finds Ma Leading in Taiwan Presidential Race

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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A new poll in Taiwan shows President Ma Ying-jeou is increasing his lead over opposition candidate Tsai Ing-wen ahead of elections scheduled for mid-January. The poll released late Sunday showed Mr. Ma with a 7.3-percentage-point lead over Ms. Tsai in a head-to-head race, up from just 1.7 points a month ago. If third-party candidate James […]

Hundreds Arrested in Cross-Broder Asian Telecom Fraud Ring

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Taiwan authorities say they have arrested more than 800 people involved in a suspected trans-national phone scamming ring. The island’s Criminal Investigation Bureau said 300 Taiwanese and 500 Chinese nationals have been arrested at hundreds of locations across Southeast Asia. The operation involved authorities in China, Taiwan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand and the […]

China: US Relations Will Suffer Over Taiwan Arms Deal

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 5:47 am (UTC-5)
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China warned Thursday that diplomatic and military relations with the United States will suffer because of Washington’s decision to upgrade Taiwan’s aging fleet of F-16 jet fighters. U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke was summoned late Wednesday to the foreign ministry, and a spokesman says he was told the deal will undermine cooperation on military and security […]

China: US Relations Will Suffer Over Taiwan Arms Deal

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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China warned Thursday that diplomatic and military relations with the United States will suffer because of Washington’s decision to upgrade Taiwan’s aging fleet of F-16 jet fighters. U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke was summoned late Wednesday to the foreign ministry, and a spokesman says he was told the deal will undermine cooperation on military and security […]

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China: US Relations Will Suffer Over Taiwan Arms Deal

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 1:14 am (UTC-5)
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China warned Thursday that diplomatic and military relations with the United States will suffer because of Washington’s decision to upgrade Taiwan’s aging fleet of F-16 jet fighters. U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke was summoned late Wednesday to the foreign ministry, where a spokesman says he was told the deal will undermine cooperation on military and security […]

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US Announces New Arms Sales to Taiwan

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 9:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has formally announced plans for a new arms sales package to Taiwan, totaling $5.85 billion. The Obama administration notified Congress Wednesday of the deal that will upgrade Taiwan’s fleet of 145 F-16 fighter jets and will extend by five years the training program for Taiwanese pilots . A spokesman for the U.S. […]

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US Announces New Arms Sales to Taiwan

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has formally announced its plans for a new arms sales package to Taiwan, totaling $5.85 billion. The Obama administration notified Congress Wednesday of the deal that will upgrade Taiwan’s fleet of 145 F-16 fighter jets and will extend by five years the training program for Taiwanese pilots . A spokesman for the […]

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US Official Defends Plan to Upgrade Jets for Taiwan

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 12:08 am (UTC-5)
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A senior U.S. official says a reported offer to upgrade Taiwan’s fleet of F-16 fighters will provide the same level of quality as the more advanced fighters that Taiwan is seeking to purchase. The official, who briefed reporters Monday on condition he not be identified, was seeking to refute charges by Taiwan and its supporters […]

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China Warns Against US-Taiwan Arms Deal

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A Taiwanese official has asserted that the United States is becoming more “wary” about selling arms to his government, as Chinese reaction to those arm sales gets stronger and stronger. Taiwan’s Deputy Defense Minister Andre Yang made the remark Monday at an annual U.S.-Taiwan defense industry conference in Virginia. His comment followed reports that the […]

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