Taiwan Tati Cultural and Educational Foundation

 
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home The News

News

CROSS-STRAIT TALKS: SEF, ARATS ink three pacts, drop one

E-mail Print PDF
A demonstrator holds up a burning Chinese flag in protest against the cross-strait talks being held at the Windsor Hotel in Taichung yesterday. Negotiators from China and Taiwan met for the fourth round of trade talks and signed three pacts.
PHOTO: REUTERS

Taipei and Beijing yesterday signed three agreements and agreed to place the economic cooperation framework agreement (ECFA) on the agenda at the next round of cross-strait talks next year.

The deals signed yesterday — on the fishing industry, quality checks of agricultural products, and standardizing inspections and certification — bring to 12 the number of pacts inked by the two sides since President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) assumed power in Taiwan in May last year.

Read more...
 

Nation rallies against Chiang-Chen talks

E-mail Print PDF

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said more than 100,000 people flooded the streets of Taichung City yesterday to protest against the government’s China-leaning policies on the eve of the fourth round of cross-strait negotiations since President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) took office in May last year.

Police denied the DPP claim that the protest attracted 100,000 people, saying there were only about 30,000.

Read more...
 

‘Detente’ disarray after Chinese snub

E-mail Print PDF

The effectiveness of the government’s policy of cross-strait detente was thrown into doubt again yesterday after a Chinese delegate to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Copenhagen on Thursday opposed Taiwan’s bid for entry to the group.

A Central News Agency report said that after nine of Taiwan’s allies, including Kiribati, Palau, Gambia, Swaziland, Sao Tome and Principe, Burkina Faso, St Lucia, St Christopher and Nevis and Nicaragua, had spoken in favor of Taiwan’s bid for inclusion in the global response to climate change, a member of the Chinese delegation cited the “one China” principle and said the initiatives in favor of Taiwan’s bid to join as an observer had “hurt the feelings of the 1.3 billion Chinese people.”

Read more...
 

Ex-president has no favorites in election

E-mail Print PDF

Former president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) is not supporting any particular candidate in the next presidential election in 2012, Chen’s office said yesterday.

The office said in a statement that some media organizations had apparently misinterpreted comments by the director of the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Taipei branch, Huang ­Ching-lin (黃慶林), who told reporters about a conversation with Chen at the Taipei Detention Center on Wednesday.

Read more...
 

Court adds two months to Chen detention term

E-mail Print PDF

The Taiwan High Court yesterday extended former president Chen Shui-bian’s (陳水扁) detention by another two months from Dec. 24.

High Court judges wrote in their ruling that after hearing arguments from prosecutors and the defendant, they believed that the reasons for Chen’s detention, including a flight risk and fear that he would collude with witnesses, remained valid.

Read more...
 

Most people clueless about ECFA: poll

E-mail Print PDF

Most people have no idea what issues will be covered in cross-strait talks scheduled to take place in Taichung next week, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said yesterday.

The DPP accused the government of disregarding the principle of transparency in its dealings with China and said it was not surprising that President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) approval rating has plunged to 20 percent.

Read more...
 

China holds US engineer in ‘trade secrets’ case

E-mail Print PDF

Chinese police have detained a US automotive engineer since November last year on accusations he misused trade secrets — the latest case of vague secrecy laws being used against an American in China.

Hu Zhicheng (胡志成), a prize-winning designer of industrial catalysts to control auto emissions, has had letters from his family censored and has been denied reading materials during his detention in Tianjin, the US embassy in Beijing said. Last week police rejected an Old Testament he asked US consular officers to bring him.

Read more...
 


Page 124 of 138

Newsflash

Pingpu Aboriginal activist Jason Pan (潘紀揚) yesterday denied a statement by the Council of Indigenous Peoples (CIP) that the UN has rejected a petition he filed to sue the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) government for not recognizing Pingpu Aborigines’ Aboriginal status.

Pan, director of the Taiwan Association for Rights Advancements for Pingpu Plains Aborigines, made the remarks at a press conference in Taipei held following his recent return from UN headquarters in Geneva.