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US-China spy jailed for 15 years

Friday, August 8th 2008, 23:20
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing

A Taiwan-born US national gets a 15-year jail term for obtaining secret military documents and passing them to Beijing.
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France moves to close Taiwan case

Wednesday, August 6th 2008, 17:29
related countries: France France

French prosecutors call for a seven-year probe into corruption over the sale of warships to Taiwan to be dismissed.
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Typhoon Fung-Wong lashes Taiwan

Monday, July 28th 2008, 3:14

A typhoon with winds of 140km/h (87 mph) brings heavy rain to Taiwan, causing schools and businesses to close.
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Taiwan storm death toll increases

Sunday, July 20th 2008, 10:44

The death toll in Taiwan after Tropical Storm Kalmaegi brought high winds and flooding climbs to at least 18, officials say.
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Taiwan hit by Typhoon Kalmaegi

Friday, July 18th 2008, 14:09

At least six people are dead in Taiwan, with six more missing, after Typhoon Kalmaegi brings high winds and flooding.
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China steps up tourism to Taiwan

Friday, July 18th 2008, 6:28
related countries: China China

Large groups of Chinese tourists are set to begin arriving in Taiwan, as restrictions further ease amid improving relations.
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In pictures

Monday, July 7th 2008, 15:57

Taiwan's Tao tribe launch a traditional carved boat
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Direct China-Taiwan flights begin

Friday, July 4th 2008, 11:26
related countries: China China

The first regular direct flight from China to Taiwan in nearly six decades lands in Taipei, in a new sign of improving ties.
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Taiwan eases China currency rules

Monday, June 30th 2008, 3:09
related countries: China China

Taiwan lifts some restrictions on exchanging Chinese currency, in the latest sign of warming bilateral ties.
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Direct China-Taiwan travel agreed

Friday, June 13th 2008, 15:23
related countries: China China

China and Taiwan sign historic agreements on direct flights and tourism at their first talks in almost a decade.
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First fruit of China-Taiwan talks

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 11:36
related countries: China China

Negotiators from China and Taiwan agree to host representative offices, in their first formal talks for a decade.
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China and Taiwan to restart talks

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 4:15
related countries: China China

Taiwan and China say they will resume bilateral talks, which have been suspended for a decade.
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Guilty plea in US-China spy case

Wednesday, May 28th 2008, 23:15
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing

A Chinese woman living in the US pleads guilty to helping to spy for Beijing on US military relations with Taiwan.
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Historic China-Taiwan summit held

Wednesday, May 28th 2008, 10:13
related countries: China China

The chairman of Taiwan's ruling party meets Chinese President Hu Jintao in a sign of warming ties.
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Taiwan party chief heads to China

Monday, May 26th 2008, 9:42
related countries: China China

The chairman of Taiwan's ruling party arrives in China, for a visit being seen as another sign of warming ties.
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China talks to resume - Taiwan

Friday, May 23rd 2008, 11:52
related countries: China China

Taiwan and China are to resume direct talks next month after over a decade, says officials.
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China looks to closer Taiwan ties

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 6:34
related countries: China China

A Chinese official says China and Taiwan have a chance to improve ties, after Taiwan's leadership change.
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Taiwan ex-leader faces graft case

Tuesday, May 20th 2008, 10:58

Taiwanese prosecutors launch a corruption investigation into ex-President Chen Shui-bian, just after he leaves office.
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Taiwan's new leader takes office

Tuesday, May 20th 2008, 4:41

The Nationalist Party's Ma Ying-jeou is sworn in as Taiwan's new president for a four-year term.
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Taiwanese officials in $30m row

Tuesday, May 6th 2008, 9:12
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Two top Taiwan officials quit over the loss of $30m in a failed bid for diplomatic ties with Papua New Guinea.
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Taiwan hunt for missing $30m

Friday, May 2nd 2008, 15:11
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Officials in Taiwan admit $30m (£15m) went missing during a failed bid to secure diplomatic ties with Papua New Guinea.
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Ma praises China-Taiwan meeting

Monday, April 14th 2008, 13:11
related countries: China China

A landmark meeting has started to "thaw the ice" between China and Taiwan, says Taiwan's president-elect.
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Historic China-Taiwan talks held

Saturday, April 12th 2008, 12:39
related countries: China China

China's President Hu holds a historic meeting with Taiwan's vice-president-elect amid hopes of improved ties.
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Keeping tradition alive in Taiwan

Friday, March 28th 2008, 20:44

Nick Haslam discovers that staged wedding ceremonies are keeping tribal customs alive in Taiwan.
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US orders nuclear inventory

Friday, March 28th 2008, 1:29
related countries: United States United States

The US orders a full inventory of nuclear arms and materials after missile parts were sent to Taiwan by mistake.
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