Republic of China http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28974/all en Taiwan premier resigns over flagging economy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/taiwan-premier-resigns-over-flagging-economy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Taiwanese Premier Sean Chen said Friday he has stepped down for health reasons, after the cabinet he heads came under fire for its poor handling of the economy.</p> <p>"I have some health problems ... and I need to completely change my life and work style to reverse the situation," the 63-year-old finance expert told a press conference to announce his resignation.</p> <p>"I believe that the economy will improve in the coming year. We have worked very hard on the planning for long-term issues and I hope everybody will continue to support the new team."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/taiwan-premier-resigns-over-flagging-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political geography Politics Premier Republic of China Sean Chen Taiwan AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 05:15:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742554 at http://www.globalpost.com Taiwan names China Airlines chairman as minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/taiwan-names-china-airlines-chairman-minister <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Taiwan on Sunday appointed the chairman of China Airlines as the new economic affairs minister as part of a dramatic cabinet reshuffle to tackle the sluggish economy, officials said.</p> <p>Chang Chia-chu will succeed Shih Yen-shiang, the cabinet said in a statement. Shih has come under fire for a controversial hike in domestic oil and utility fees last year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/taiwan-names-china-airlines-chairman-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political geography Politics Republic of China Taiwan Technology AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:16:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744403 at http://www.globalpost.com Taiwan officer gets 12 life terms for spying for China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/taiwan-officer-gets-12-life-terms-spying-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A former Taiwanese air force officer has been given 12 life sentences for spying for China, a court said Wednesday, adding to a lengthy list of espionage cases that have rocked the island.</p> <p>Lieutenant Colonel Yuan Hsiao-feng was convicted of passing unspecified military secrets to China between 2001 and 2007, said a High Court official.</p> <p>He handed the secrets to China via retired colleague Chen Wen-jen. Both men were sentenced on Tuesday, with Chen receiving a 20-year jail term, the official said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/taiwan-officer-gets-12-life-terms-spying-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Political geography Republic of China AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 05:31:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747170 at http://www.globalpost.com Taiwan cabinet reshuffle fails to wow public http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/taiwan-cabinet-reshuffle-fails-wow-public <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Taiwan's cabinet resigned on Thursday before a reshuffle touted by President Ma Ying-jeou as adding new skills and capability to his government, but his poll ratings remained near historic lows.</p> <p>Premier Sean Chen announced his resignation last week over health reasons, less than nine months into Ma's second term, after his cabinet came under fire for poor handling of the economy.</p> <p>He will continue in a caretaker role until a new cabinet, to be headed by current Vice Premier Jiang Yi-huah, 53, takes over on February 18 after the Lunar New Year holidays.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/taiwan-cabinet-reshuffle-fails-wow-public" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of the Republic of China Ma Ying-jeou Politics Republic of China AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 05:31:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748470 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212-9 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>N. Korea ignored China's 'strong warning' against test blast: UN diplomat</p> <p>tw/dw</p> Republic of China AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 06:32:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753282 at http://www.globalpost.com Retired Taiwan general charged with spying for China: media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/retired-taiwan-general-charged-spying-china-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A retired Taiwanese lieutenant general has been charged with spying for China in the latest of a string of espionage cases to shock the island, according to media reports Thursday.</p> <p>Chen Chu-fan, a former vice chief at the Military Police Command allegedly collected intelligence on Taiwan's military and political situation and handed his findings to Beijing, according to the country's FTV news channel.</p> <p>Chen is also alleged to have recruited a retired military intelligence officer to help him gather information for China, the channel said, citing indictment papers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/retired-taiwan-general-charged-spying-china-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Political geography Republic of China AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 09:45:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5769472 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ China urges 'calm and restraint' after N. Korea threats http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/urgent-china-urges-calm-and-restraint-after-n-korea-threats <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China called for "calm and restraint" Friday after North Korea responded to new UN sanctions with fresh threats of nuclear war and promises to scrap peace agreements.</p> <p>"China calls on relevant parties to exercise calm and restraint, and avoid actions that might further escalate tensions," foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters in Beijing, adding that China "expresses concern" over the situation.</p> <p>nc/slb/ao</p> Republic of China AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 09:32:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5776974 at http://www.globalpost.com Taiwan president to attend pope inauguration, China muted http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130315/taiwan-president-attend-pope-inauguration-china-muted <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou will attend next week's inauguration of the pope, the government said on Friday, drawing only a muted response from China despite Beijing's call for the Vatican to sever ties with the self-ruled island.</p> <p>The Vatican is Taiwan's sole European diplomatic ally. China claims the island as a wayward province, though the two sides have been governed separately since defeated Nationalist forces fled to Taiwan in 1949 after losing the Chinese civil war.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130315/taiwan-president-attend-pope-inauguration-china-muted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Politics of China Religion Republic of China Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:00:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5784335 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316-20 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China president Xi seeks 'great renaissance of the Chinese nation': speech</p> <p>tjh/slb/mtp</p> Republic of China AFP Sun, 17 Mar 2013 02:31:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5785707 at http://www.globalpost.com Taiwan to aim 50 medium-range missiles at China: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/taiwan-aim-50-medium-range-missiles-at-china-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Taiwan is set to produce 50 medium-range missiles next year that will target military bases in southeast China, a media report said on Monday.</p> <p>The article came after former defence minister Michael Tsai revealed in a recently published book that the island successfully created medium-range guided missiles that could be used against rival China back in 2008.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/taiwan-aim-50-medium-range-missiles-at-china-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Military of the Republic of China Politics of China Republic of China AFP Mon, 18 Mar 2013 05:15:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5786446 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP Graphics Advisory http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/afp-graphics-advisory <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thursday's graphics:</p> <p>AUSTRALIA'S GILLARD</p> <p>Graphic mapping a profile of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who was re-elected unopposed in a Labor party leadership ballot Thursday.</p> <p>Text slug: Australia-politics-vote</p> <p>45 x 85 mm</p> <p>Available now</p> <p>NORTH KOREA MISSILES</p> <p>Graphic showing North Korea's suspected missile arsenal. Pyongyang on Thursday threatened a possible strike against US military bases in Japan, in response to the use of US B-52 bombers in military drills with South Korea.</p> <p>Text slug: NKorea-SKorea-military-Japan-US</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/afp-graphics-advisory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Political geography Republic of China Social Issues Technology AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 06:46:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5789534 at http://www.globalpost.com KCCI for direct ties with Taiwan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/kcci-direct-ties-taiwan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Karachi Chamber of Commerce &amp; Industry's Senior Vice President Shamim A. Firpo has asserted upon the need of opening Embassies of Pakistan and Taiwan in respective countries to facilitate trade.</p><P>He urged to open Commercial offices in Pakistan and Taiwan as first step to establish direct diplomatic relations followed by establishing of embassies to strengthen the political, commercial and economic cooperation between two countries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/kcci-direct-ties-taiwan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> KCCI Political geography Republic of China Technology Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:31:48 +0000 Asianet 5813120 at http://www.globalpost.com KCCI for direct ties with Taiwan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/kcci-direct-ties-taiwan-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Karachi Chamber of Commerce &amp; Industry's Senior Vice President Shamim A. Firpo has asserted upon the need of opening Embassies of Pakistan and Taiwan in respective countries to facilitate trade.</p><P>He urged to open Commercial offices in Pakistan and Taiwan as first step to establish direct diplomatic relations followed by establishing of embassies to strengthen the political, commercial and economic cooperation between two countries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/kcci-direct-ties-taiwan-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> KCCI Political geography Republic of China Technology Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 21:02:04 +0000 Asianet 5814355 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP Asia news agenda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130428/afp-asia-news-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Duty Editor: Alex Millson News Desk: +852 2829 6211</p> <p>ASIA NEWS HIGHLIGHTS ON MONDAY</p> <p>+ Fire kills 'last survivor' of Bangladesh factory collapse</p> <p>+ S. Korea withdraws all staff from Kaesong industrial zone</p> <p>+ Thai Yellow Shirts in court over Bangkok airport protests</p> <p>BANGLADESH</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130428/afp-asia-news-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Education Labor Law Political geography Politics Religion Republic of China Social Issues Technology War AFP Mon, 29 Apr 2013 03:30:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5827384 at http://www.globalpost.com The Philippines promises investigation in Taiwan fisherman death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130512/the-philippines-promises-investigation-taiwan-fisherman-death <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines agreed on Friday to investigate the shooting death of a Taiwanese fisherman after criticism from Taipei and Beijing, but pledged increased efforts to prevent further incursions in its territorial seas.</p> <p>A Philippines fisheries official said one of its vessels, acting under the threat of being rammed, opened fire on Thursday on a Taiwanese fishing boat about 170 nautical miles southeast of Taiwan, killing one person on board.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130512/the-philippines-promises-investigation-taiwan-fisherman-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest International relations Political geography Republic of China Thomson Reuters Sun, 12 May 2013 13:45:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5836135 at http://www.globalpost.com