» 11/06/2008, 00.00
TAIWAN - CHINA
Historic handshake between Ma Ying-jeou and Beijing envoy
It is the first time since 1949. The Taiwanese president also explained that in the name of the "welfare" of all, the security of Taiwan and its international status must also be addressed.
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.
07/04/2008 TAIWAN - CHINA
The vice president of Taiwan is going to China, and may meet with Hu Jintao
Vincent Siew will participate in the prestigious Boao Forum, together with Hu and various world leaders. Experts: Beijing thus shows it wants to "open up" to the new president of Taiwan.
China vs the US and Japan over Taiwan
According to Tokyo and Washington the Taiwan issue involves international security. For Beijing, Taiwan is an internal matter and is launching a diplomatic offensive against the island in the Caribbean.
18/07/2005 CHINA TAIWAN
Hu Jintao congratulates Ma Ying-jeou, KMT's new leader
Chinese President Hu Jintao's congratulations arrive a day after the election, one day too late according to Taiwan media.
23/04/2009 TAIWAN - CHINA
Direct flights between China and Taiwan will be increased for the sake of more profit
The idea is to double them to more than 200 per week. Behind the desire for closer relations is also pure economic calculation by the Chinese airlines, which are looking to tap in to a lucrative market.
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