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Taiwan seeks UN membership

Friday, July 20th 2007, 17:27
related countries: China China

Taiwan makes it first bid for UN membership using its own name in a move dismissed by China.
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Taiwan alarm at Costa Rica move

Thursday, June 7th 2007, 12:18
related countries: China China, Costa Rica Costa Rica

Taiwan seeks to shore up relations with its remaining allies after Costa Rica switches allegiance to China.
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Taiwan loses Costa Rica's support

Thursday, June 7th 2007, 3:40
related countries: China China, Costa Rica Costa Rica

Taiwan loses another diplomatic ally, as Costa Rica forges ties with China instead for economic reasons.
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Taiwan ex-leader in shrine visit

Thursday, June 7th 2007, 3:18
related countries: China China, Japan Japan
related places: Yasukuni

A Taiwanese former leader visits Japan's Yasukuni war shrine, which could reignite tensions between with China.
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Taiwan to rename Chiang landmark

Saturday, May 19th 2007, 4:42
related places: Taipei

One of Taipei's best known landmarks, the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, is to be officially renamed.
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Chang Chun-hsiung named Taiwan PM

Monday, May 14th 2007, 4:56

Chang Chun-hsiung is appointed prime minister of Taiwan by President Chen Shui-bian.
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Taiwan MPs in parliament brawl

Tuesday, May 8th 2007, 16:29

Legislators in Taiwan throw punches, spray water and wrestle violently in a row over an electoral reform bill.
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Taiwan's DPP to name candidate

Monday, May 7th 2007, 13:47

Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party is expected to confirm Frank Hsieh its presidential candidate.
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Taiwan urged to pass defence bill

Thursday, May 3rd 2007, 9:21
related countries: United States United States

The de facto US ambassador to Taiwan urges the island to pass an arms bill allowing it to buy US weapons.
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Taiwan opposition picks candidate

Wednesday, May 2nd 2007, 15:21
related places: Taipei

A Taipei ex-mayor facing corruption charges is named as Taiwan's main opposition presidential candidate.
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Beijing urges closer Taiwan ties

Saturday, April 28th 2007, 5:07
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China's Hu Jintao calls for closer economic and cultural ties between China and Taiwan at a forum in Beijing.
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China and Taiwan in Olympics row

Friday, April 27th 2007, 10:51
related countries: China China

China's government expresses surprise at Taiwan's rejection of its position on the Olympic torch relay route.
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Everest climb for Olympic torch

Thursday, April 26th 2007, 18:29
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The Olympic torch will reach the top of Everest en route to Beijing, but other planned visits spark controversy.
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Taiwan hoax sparks anger

Thursday, April 19th 2007, 10:23
related countries: United States United States

Two Taiwanese legislators are criticised for a mock hostage crisis at a university, after the US shootings.
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Taiwan opposition leader on trial

Tuesday, April 3rd 2007, 2:38

A Taiwan presidential hopeful for the main opposition party, Ma Ying-jeou, goes on trial, accused of corruption.
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Rally to defend Taiwan ex-leader

Saturday, March 31st 2007, 15:25

Crowds protest in Taiwan's capital over government moves against the legacy of Chiang Kai-shek.
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Taiwan furore at statue removal

Wednesday, March 14th 2007, 18:27

Officials in Kaohsiung in Taiwan defy protests and begin removing a bronze statue of former leader Chiang Kai-shek.
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Taiwanese party expels minister

Saturday, March 10th 2007, 8:28

Taiwan's Kuomintang party expels Defence Minister Lee Jye in a row over statues of Chiang Kai-shek.
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Taiwan 'tests new cruise missile'

Tuesday, March 6th 2007, 12:07
related countries: China China

Taiwan test-fired a cruise missile capable of hitting Chinese territory last month, a newspaper reports.
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China fury at Chen's Taiwan call

Monday, March 5th 2007, 9:48
related countries: China China

China suggests Taiwan's president is a "criminal" after he makes a strongly pro-independence speech.
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Taiwan opposition leader resigns

Tuesday, February 13th 2007, 12:01

The head of Taiwan's main opposition party, Ma Ying-jeou, resigns after being accused of fraud.
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Taiwan PM enters history row

Wednesday, January 31st 2007, 18:10
related countries: China China

Taiwan's prime minister defends a controversial set of history textbooks which have angered China.
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Taiwan recognises 'lost' people

Wednesday, January 17th 2007, 17:33

A Taiwanese ethnic group thought to have been wiped out more than 100 years ago is given official status.
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China-Taiwan trade ties increase

Wednesday, January 17th 2007, 7:43
related countries: China China

Trade between China and Taiwan grows significantly despite continuing political tensions between the two.
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China irate at Chen's US stopover

Monday, January 8th 2007, 9:45
related countries: China China, Nicaragua Nicaragua, United States United States

China says it has protested to the US at plans to allow Taiwan's president to stop over en route to Nicaragua.
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China hits back at Taiwan leader

Tuesday, January 2nd 2007, 6:35
related countries: China China

China accuses Taiwan's President Chen of trying to ruin ties with the mainland in a New Year speech.
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