» 07/01/2009, 00.00
TAIWAN – CHINA
Mainland investors back in Taiwan after 60 years
About 100 projects have been approved in manufacturing, services and infrastructures. Bans remain in place for high tech sectors. Taipei is hoping Chinese aid will help Taiwan grow out of the economic crisis.
22/12/2008 CHINA - TAIWAN
China will help Taiwan face economic crisis
Loans to Taiwanese companies operating in China, tax cuts, and other breaks for companies of the island, announced following a high-level political forum. Beijing is talking about "a new beginning" in relations in the Strait. Tomorrow, two giant pandas donated by China arrive in Taipei.
Dwindling labour forcing Chinese manufacturing to make major overhaul
As the workforce shrinks and costs rise, profits drop and capital flees to Vietnam and Indonesia. For experts, China must retool its low-end manufacturing industries in favour of high-end products in aerospace and telecommunications.
Bishops: Church should be missionary, focus on laity, and support Catholics of mainland China
In 2009, Taiwan celebrates the 150th anniversary of its evangelization. The decline of vocations and the "need of consolation" in society require a new missionary effort. The figure of St. Paul as an example for all to follow.
14/01/2009 CHINA – MACAU – TAIWAN
Macau casinos in crisis hoping for mainland gamblers
Beijing tightened entry restrictions to Macau in the last few months, but the enclave’s real problem is the drop in VIP gamblers. Taiwan meanwhile plans casinos for its outlying islands.
07/11/2008 TAIWAN - CHINA
"Historic" visit of Beijing envoy to Taiwan concludes
Trade agreements, a visit to President Ma, economic prospects. The voyage of Chen Yunlin had many positive aspects, although it was marked by many anti-Chinese demonstrations.
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