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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. Special Report - Renminbi: The Global Challenge

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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,...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. beyondbrics

    January 16, 2012

    New York headlines

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

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. beyondbrics

    December 5, 2011

    Taiwan: stimulus for debate

    Ma: turning economic wheels China had its ‘Appliances to the countryside‘ plan that stimulated spending – to the delight of...

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