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US Senator Proposes Back-Door F-16 Sale to Taiwan

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 11:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. senator says the American Congress may try to push through a sale of advanced F-16 jet fighters to Taiwan even if the Obama administration decides against the sale. The administration says it will decide by October whether to make the sale, which would almost certainly provoke an angry response from China. But published […]

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Taiwan Reports World’s Lowest Birthrate

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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Taiwan said Monday its fertility rate has fallen to 0.9 births per woman, the lowest figure on record for any country. That compares to a birthrate of 1.03 per woman in Taiwan a year earlier, and places it below the Chinese territory of Macau with a fertility rate of 0.92. The next lowest rate is […]

Taiwan Man Jailed for Spying for China

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Taiwan’s High Court has sentenced a Taiwanese businessman to 18 months in prison on charges of spying for China. Lai Kun-chieh was arrested earlier this year after attempting to buy information about Taiwan’s missile technology from an army officer who was also a former classmate. The military officer reported the incident and officials said no […]

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Taiwan Party Accuses China of Hacking Campaign Information

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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Taiwan’s main opposition party says it has come under sustained attack by Chinese-based computer hackers seeking information about its plans for next year’s presidential elections. Officials of the Democratic Progressive Party said at least 12 attacks over the past four months have been traced to addresses in China or Hong Kong. They said the attacks […]

Report: Taiwan ‘Annihilates’ Chinese Invaders in Computer Exercise

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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Taiwan media say the island’s military was able to surround and defeat a 100,000-strong Chinese invasion force in a recent computerized war game. The report in Taiwan’s China Times was repeated in Taiwan and Chinese media, including the Communist Party-run People’s Daily, which said the mainland force was “annihilated” in the exercise. China Times quoted […]

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Report: Taiwan ‘Annihilates’ Chinese Invaders in Computer Exercise

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 1:14 am (UTC-5)
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Taiwan media say the island’s military was able to surround and defeat a 100,000-strong Chinese invasion force in a recent computerized war game. The report in Taiwan’s China Times was repeated in Taiwan and Chinese media, including the Communist Party-run People’s Daily, which said the mainland force was “annihilated” in the exercise. China Times quoted […]

Local Fans Cheer Taiwan Golfer After Historic Win

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Taiwan golf star Yani Tseng has received a hero’s welcome home after winning the Women’s British Open for the second consecutive year. The 22-year-old Tseng was greeted by relatives and hundreds of excited fans when she arrived at Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport Tuesday. She received a large bouquet of roses and a hug from her […]

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Taiwan General Gets Life Term in ‘Honey Trap’ Spy Case

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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A Taiwan general who sold classified information to a female Chinese agent has been sentenced to life in prison for spying. Officials said Major General Lo Hsien-che can appeal the sentence, which was handed down Monday. Lo was reportedly drawn into a “honey trap” operation by a female agent while stationed in Thailand between 2002 […]

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Taiwan Hails “Historic” Upgrade of Hong Kong Diplomatic Status

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Taiwan has upgraded the status of its diplomatic representation in Hong Kong and Macau, marking a major easing of tensions with China. The chairwoman of China’s Mainland Affairs Council was in Hong Kong Wednesday for a ceremony renaming the island’s diplomatic office in the Chinese territory. Formerly known as the Chung Hwa Travel Service, it […]

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Taiwan Hails “Historic” Upgrade of Hong Kong Diplomatic Status

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Taiwan has upgraded the status of its diplomatic representation in Hong Kong and Macau, marking a major easing of tensions with China. The chairwoman of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council was in Hong Kong Wednesday for a ceremony renaming the island’s diplomatic office in the Chinese territory. Formerly known as the Chung Hwa Travel Service, it […]

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