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Taiwan Will Open to Individual Chinese Tourists Later This Month

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say Chinese tourists from selected cities will be able to start visiting Taiwan on their own by the end of this month. The plan was endorsed Wednesday at a meeting of officials from China and Taiwan to review a number of agreements between the two governments. Until now, Chinese have been allowed to visit […]

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Taiwan Mulls Mobile Phone Ban for School Children

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Taiwan are considering whether to ban the use of mobile phones in schools by children under age 15. Ministry of Education officials say they will hold a meeting to discuss the recommendation from a private-sector environmental group. The proposal was prompted by a World Health Organization report last week saying mobile phone use […]

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Tourism, Flights, Fugitives on Agenda for China-Taiwan Talks

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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A plan to let Chinese tourists visit Taiwan on their own — rather than as part of tour groups — is expected to be approved at a meeting between Chinese and Taiwan officials in Taipei Wednesday. The officials will review a total of six cross-Strait agreements negotiated by the two governments since Taiwan President Ma […]

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Taiwan Protesters Pelt US Mission with Fish

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Fishermen in Taiwan have pelted the de facto U..S. embassy in Taipei with dead fish, to protest the death of a Taiwanese fishing captain killed last month in a crossfire between the U.S. Navy and Somali pirates. The protesters, members of the Taiwan Fishermen’s Rights Association, demanded a public apology from the United States for […]

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Chinese Marathoners Fall Ill in Iran; Date Rape Drug Suspected

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian police are reported to be investigating complaints that two Chinese and a Taiwanese marathoner may have had their water spiked with the date rape drug Rohypnol during an expedition along the Old Silk Road. Organizers of the expedition say the three became “tired and disoriented” while running through Iran early Monday and were taken […]


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