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  1. beyondbrics

    August 6, 2013

    Fonterra chief's China slip: don't forget the 'People's' part

    One of the corollaries to Orwell’s famous six rules for good writing is “never use three words when two will do”....

  2. June 3, 2013

    Taiwan’s former president attempts suicide in jail

    Former Taiwan president Chen Shui-bian has attempted suicide in the shower of the prison where he has been incarcerated for...

  1. September 21, 2011

    Why Taiwan still rattles Beijing and Washington

    It is election time in China again. Or at least it is in Taiwan, the self-governing island that Beijing claims as an...

  2. September 15, 2011

    US concerned about Taiwan candidate

    The Obama administration has warned that a victory by Tsai Ing-wen, the Taiwanese opposition leader, in the island’s January...

  3. March 7, 2011

    Ma denies falling into Beijing’s trap

    Ma Ying-jeou, president of Taiwan since May 2008, was elected on a mandate of reducing tension across the Taiwan Strait. Few...

  4. February 20, 2011

    Taiwan strengthens its mainland ties

    This month, Taiwan uncovered the worst case of alleged Chinese military espionage in 50 years. Major General Lo Hsien-che...

  5. June 30, 2010

    Beijing accord lifts trade hopes in Taiwan

    China and Taiwan yesterday signed a landmark trade deal that marks the biggest improvement in cross-strait relations in more...

  6. FT Alphaville

    June 29, 2010

    China and Taiwan sign landmark deal

    China and Taiwan on Tuesday signed a landmark trade deal that marks the most dramatic improvement in cross-Strait relations...

  7. June 29, 2010

    China and Taiwan sign landmark deal

    China and Taiwan on Tuesday signed a landmark trade deal that marks the most dramatic improvement in cross-Strait relations...

  8. June 24, 2010

    A bear hug brings benefits for wary Taiwan

    Along with their electricity bill from the state-owned power company, Taiwanese residents recently received a pamphlet...

  9. June 24, 2010

    China’s bear hug has benefits for wary Taiwan

    Along with their electricity bill from the state-owned power company, Taiwanese residents recently received a pamphlet...

  10. May 2, 2010

    Rapprochement with China causes excitement in Taiwan

    Ma Ying-jeou, Taiwan’s president, explained his vision for the island’s economic future at a gathering of foreign reporters...

  11. March 11, 2010

    AIG / Nan Shan

    Prudential, the UK insurer, is seeking approvals from regulators in 15 markets for its mighty $35.5bn acquisition of the...

  12. December 7, 2009

    Poll setback for Taiwan leader

    When Ma Ying-jeou gave his rival candidate a thrashing in May's presidential election , the Harvardeducated lawyer proved he...

  13. December 7, 2009

    Taiwan poll setback will force rethink on China

    When Ma Ying-jeou gave his rival candidate a thrashing in May's presidential election , the Harvard-educated lawyer proved...

  14. December 6, 2009

    Taiwan poll setback to force China rethink

    When Ma Ying-jeou gave his rival candidate a thrashing in May’s presidential election, the Harvard-educated lawyer proved he...

  15. September 12, 2009

    Ex-Taiwan president jailed

    Chen Shui-bian, the former Taiwan president, was sentenced to life in prison for corruption yesterday, completing the fall...

  16. September 12, 2009

    Ex-Taiwan president jailed for corruption

    Chen Shui-bian, the former Taiwan president, was sentenced to life in prison for corruption yesterday, completing the fall...

  17. September 11, 2009

    Taiwan’s former president jailed for life

    Chen Shui-bian, the former Taiwan president, was sentenced to life in prison for corruption on Friday, completing the fall...

  18. August 28, 2009

    China fights Dalai Lama Taiwan visit

    China said yesterday it "resolutely opposes" a proposed visit of the Dalai Lama to Taiwan "in whatever form and capacity"....

  19. August 27, 2009

    Taiwan faces Beijing’s wrath over Dalai Lama visit

    China said on Thursday that it “resolutely opposes” a proposed visit of the Dalai Lama to Taiwan “in whatever form and...

  20. May 24, 2009

    The grim tragedy of Roh Moo-hyun

    The apparent suicide of Roh Moo-hyun, South Korea’s president until last year, is a tragedy not only for his own country but...

  21. May 13, 2009

    Taiwan aiming to rival Hong Kong exchange

    Taiwan's stock exchange, a recent star performer benefiting from the prospect of Chinese investment, is looking to play a...

  22. May 12, 2009

    Taiwan exchange aiming to rival Hong Kong

    Taiwan’s stock exchange, a recent star performer benefiting from the prospect of Chinese investment, is looking to play a...

  23. May 7, 2009

    Chen fires lawyer in trial protest

    Former Taiwan president Chen Shui-bian, who is embroiled in Taiwan’s biggest corruption trial, has fired his lawyer and...

  24. February 23, 2009

    Chen blames Beijing for his arrest

    Chen Shui-bian, the former Taiwan president in detention in the island's biggest corruption case, has admitted to not...

  25. February 23, 2009

    Beijing behind my arrest, says Chen

    Chen Shui-bian, the former Taiwan president in detention in the island's biggest corruption case, has admitted to not...

  26. February 22, 2009

    Beijing behind arrest, says Chen

    Former Taiwan president Chen Shui-bian, in detention in the island’s biggest corruption case, has admitted to not properly...

  27. February 11, 2009

    Taiwan's former first lady admits claiming state funds

    Taiwan's former first lady, the alleged mastermind behind a multi-million dollar fraud, yesterday admitted falsifying...

  28. February 10, 2009

    Taiwan’s former first lady pleads guilty

    Taiwan’s former first lady on Tuesday admitted to falsifying receipts to claim money from a special state fund, but denied...

  29. January 22, 2009

    Chen son admits money laundering

    The son of the former Taiwan president Chen Shui-bian yesterday broke with his father and pleaded guilty in court to...

  30. January 21, 2009

    Son deals fraud case blow to ex-Taiwan president

    The son of former Taiwan president Chen Shui-bian on Wednesday broke with his father and pleaded guilty in court to...

  31. January 21, 2009

    Chen should simply have declared independence

    From Mr Alex Young. Sir, Chen Shui-bian, the former president of Taiwan, is disingenuous when he portrays himself as one who...

  32. January 19, 2009

    Taiwan's Chen admits being a 'splittist'

    Chen Shui-bian, the former president of Taiwan credited with cementing the island's transition from dictatorship to...

  33. January 18, 2009

    Taiwan ex-leader admits to being ‘splittist’

    Chen Shui-bian, the former president of Taiwan credited with cementing the island’s transition from dictatorship to...

  34. January 18, 2009

    China makes the road to unity even longer

    On March 18 2000, I won the 10th presidential election of the Republic of China. But my supporters wanted me to be president...

  35. January 15, 2009

    Chen's trial is a test for Taiwan's democracy

    T he arrest and internment of Chen Shui-bian, former president of Taiwan and burnt-out beacon of the island's miraculous...

  36. January 14, 2009

    Chen’s trial is a test for Taiwan’s democracy

    The arrest and internment of Chen Shui-bian, former president of Taiwan and burnt-out beacon of the island’s miraculous...

  37. December 29, 2008

    Taiwan to seek further bank mergers

    Taiwan's government will seek to use its influence in partially state-owned banks to push for banking sector consolidation,...

  38. December 28, 2008

    Taiwan to seek further bank mergers

    Taiwan’s government will seek to use its influence in partially state-owned banks to push for banking sector consolidation,...

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