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China’s Communist Party celebrates 1911 Revolution in low key
The event is marked by exhibits, movies, museums and seminars, but no word about democracy. Sun Yat-sen sought the separation of executive, legislative and judicial powers, but China’s Communists want them as one to ensure their dictatorial rule. In Taiwan, he is the ‘Father of the Nation’; on the mainland, he is a “pioneer” of the revolution.
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.
28/04/2016 13:18:00 CHINA
Xi Jinping and religions: the Party must lead “effectively” and “forcefully”
John Mok Chit Wai, from Chinese University of Hong Kong, highlights President Xi’s intentions toward religions, which should have no autonomy, and submit to the party. For some, this is the beginning of a "Second Cultural Revolution" to “decimate the religions”.
Asia's "migrations" begin to celebrate the Year of the Dog
The Chinese Lunar New Year begins this year on January 29th. The people of Asia seem to forget the threat of avian flu in the rush to join their families for celebrations.
29/05/2008 CHINA - TAIWAN
Taipei, Beijing agree: direct talks resume after 10-year freeze
During the historic meeting between the Chinese president and the nationalist leader of Taiwan, a Taiwanese delegation is invited to discuss, in Beijing, direct flights and visas.
22/08/2016 16:06:00 TAIWAN - CHINA
Protests welcome Chinese communist leader’s visit to Taipei
A group of protesters organise “welcome” protest at Taipei airport for Sha Hailin, a member of the CCP Standing Committee and head of the United Front Department in Shanghai. He is the highest-ranking communist official to visit Taiwan since the new government led by Tsai Ing-wen took office. Doubts hover over the future of bilateral relations.
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