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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

      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...

    25. 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...

    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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