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    1. November 30, 2014

      Taiwan election results threaten to derail China rapprochement

      The sweeping victory of Taiwan’s opposition party in local elections this weekend has thrown a wrench into what looked liked...

    2. March 30, 2014

      Thousands of Taiwanese rally against closer ties with China

      Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gathered in central Taipei on Sunday in support of students who have occupied...

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    1. Special Report - Renminbi: The Global Challenge

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    1. March 24, 2014

      Anti-China trade protest ends in violence

      Riot police cleared Taiwan’s Cabinet offices of scores of protesters opposed to a trade pact with China on Monday after a...

    2. November 15, 2013

      Taiwan loses African ally as Gambia cuts ties

      The west African nation of Gambia says it has cut off relations with Taiwan, deepening the small island’s diplomatic...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      October 10, 2013

      Show and turmoil in Taiwan

      Mandy Cheng/AFP Students perform during celebrations to mark National Day in Taipei on Thursday. In a speech on the same...

    4. October 10, 2013

      Ma calls for closer China ties amid protest

      Taiwan’s embattled president Ma Ying-jeou has urged the nation to improve its co-operation with China and liberalise its...

    5. beyondbrics

      May 21, 2013

      Taiwan mulls tax cut to boost stock market ...and perhaps economy

      embed1 Rain washed out the inaugural anniversary celebration for Taiwan’s president Ma Ying-jeou; forecasts for full-year...

    6. May 13, 2013

      Taiwan warns Philippines over fisherman’s death

      Taiwan has rejected an apology from the Philippines over the death of one of its fishermen raising fears of further clashes...

    7. April 29, 2013

      China rejects allegations it hacked Taiwan networks

      A senior Chinese official has rejected allegations from Taiwan’s government that Beijing is increasing its attempts to hack...

    8. beyondbrics

      April 18, 2013

      China Mobile: Taiwan hangs up

      Since 2009, state-owned telecom China Mobile had been trying to get regulatory approval to buy 12 per cent of Taiwan’s Far...

    9. April 9, 2013

      Taiwan: Time to change gear

      Taiwan is one of Asia’s great success stories. Its 23m people have more purchasing power than the Japanese or the British,...

    10. March 31, 2013

      Taiwan president warns on China spying

      Chinese spying on Taiwan has intensified even as relations between Beijing and Taipei have improved, according to Taiwanese...

    11. March 19, 2013

      Taiwanese spies ‘undermine US confidence’

      A former senior US diplomat in Taiwan has warned that the island’s security relationship with Washington is being...

    12. March 14, 2013

      Xi Jinping selection shrouded in secrecy

      Over a period of just 12 hours two of the world’s most powerful institutions, the Roman Catholic Church and the Chinese...

    13. February 28, 2013

      Taiwan’s hunger for renminbi grows

      When Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou was a child, the streets echoed with the government’s pledge to eliminate China’s...

    14. beyondbrics

      February 19, 2013

      Tourists are mixed blessing for Taiwan

      Photo: Bloomberg Taiwan’s exports in January may have stalled but at least one important source of income has continued to...

    15. beyondbrics

      February 4, 2013

      Taiwan: shuffling the deck, again

      Taiwan’s unpopular president Ma Ying-jeou (left) has overhauled his cabinet to try to counter criticism that his...

    16. November 21, 2012

      Taiwan prepares for end of conscription

      Hsu Ruei-buo is one of the last Taiwanese men to be drafted to serve a year in the military and the college student looks...

    17. November 9, 2012

      Taiwan’s high hopes

      The apartment complex that could finally lure mainland Chinese buyers to Taiwan is on a mountainside north of Taipei, up a...

    18. October 29, 2012

      Ex-Taiwan military accused of spying

      Three former Taiwanese military officials have been arrested by Taiwan on suspicion that they were spying for China, the...

    19. September 26, 2012

      China courts Taiwan in dispute with Japan

      The Sino-Japanese dispute over a contested group of islands in the East China Sea took another turn on Wednesday when...

    20. September 10, 2012

      Taiwan and US to restart trade talks

      Taiwan and the US will restart their talks over a potential trade agreement, a sign of how relations between Taiwan and one...

    21. September 7, 2012

      Hu assures Taiwan over leadership change

      Beijing has assured Taipei that China’s next government, expected to be headed by Xi Jinping, will not overturn Hu Jintao’s...

    22. August 31, 2012

      Taiwan banks to clear renminbi transactions

      Beijing’s attempt to make the renminbi a global currency took a step forward on Friday with an agreement that will let banks...

    23. July 26, 2012

      Pro-China tycoon buys Taiwan TV operator

      A Taiwanese media tycoon known for his pro-China views will be allowed to take over one of the island’s largest cable TV...

    24. beyondbrics

      May 16, 2012

      New York headlines

      * EM market mayhem * Indian rupee hit by global risk aversion * Taiwan leader fined for Facebook post * US customs review...

    25. beyondbrics

      May 16, 2012

      Taiwan leader fined for Facebook post

      Could Taiwan’s president Ma Ying-jeou be the first person in the world to be fined for his activities on Facebook? Ma, who...

    26. March 26, 2012

      Hong Kong’s vote

      Leung Chun-ying won the election to become chief executive of Hong Kong with 689 votes, one-ten-thousandth of the 6.89m...

    27. beyondbrics

      February 9, 2012

      Taiwan: Early test for Ma's 2nd term

      It is less than a month since Taiwan’s president Ma Ying-jeou won his re-election and still three months before his second...

    28. beyondbrics

      January 20, 2012

      Terry Gou: Managing "1m animals" [updated with Foxconn statement]

      Hon Hai’s Terry Gou has had a lot on his plate lately, between fresh labour problems, having his operations detailed for the...

    29. beyondbrics

      January 16, 2012

      New York headlines

      * Indian inflation falls to two-year low * Nigeria partially reinstates fuel subsidy * Ma victory seen boosting Taiwan...

    30. January 15, 2012

      China and US relief as Taiwan re-elects leader

      China and the US have welcomed Ma Ying-jeou’s re-election as president of Taiwan in a victory that reaffirmed his policy of...

    31. January 14, 2012

      Ma Ying-jeou wins Taiwan election

      Taiwan’s president Ma Ying-jeou has been re-elected to a second four-year term in office, a vote seen as reaffirming his...

    32. beyondbrics

      January 13, 2012

      Taiwan's stocks in pre-election boost

      Has Taiwan’s stock market been benefiting from an election boost? Conventional wisdom suggests that, with a still-uncertain...

    33. January 12, 2012

      Taiwan opposition attacks on economy

      Standing on a stage in front of tens of thousands of ecstatic supporters, Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan’s opposition leader, lists...

    34. beyondbrics

      January 11, 2012

      Video: China looms over Taiwan poll

      On January 14, Taiwan’s voters must choose between incumbent Ma Ying-jeou and challenger Tsai Ing-wen in a presidential...

    35. January 10, 2012

      Business backs Ma in Taiwan elections

      The Taiwanese people head to the polls on Saturday to elect a president, but business leaders have already made clear their...

    36. January 3, 2012

      Taiwan bank eyes stake in China counterpart

      Taiwan’s Hua Nan Commercial Bank is considering buying a stake in China’s Fujian Haixia Bank in what would be the first time...

    37. beyondbrics

      December 20, 2011

      Taiwan's banks: a little liberalisation

      Taiwan on Tuesday opened the doors a little wider to Chinese money by announcing that Chinese banks and investors will be...

    38. beyondbrics

      December 15, 2011

      Terry Gou weighs in on Taiwan polls

      Hon Hai’s Terry Gou is not a person who does things in half measures. Part of what made Foxconn the dominant force in...

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