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Fastest-Aging Society Greets Re-elected Ma

Chinmei Sung Bloomberg.com 01/17/2012
Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou

Ma Ying-jeou’ssecond term as president of Taiwan, secured in an election win three days ago, may be one of the island’s last opportunities to address the consequences of something unmentioned on the campaign trail: the world’s fastest-aging society.

China denounces 'Hong Konger' trend

Andrew Higgins The Washington Post 01/13/2012
China denounces 'Hong Konger' trend

Fifteen years after taking back Hong Kong amid a blaze of fireworks and patriotic fervor, China is battling what it sees as a subversive challenge: an academic survey showing that many in this former British colony identify little with China.

Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin makes rare public appearance at 1911 Anniversary

China's former President Jiang Zemin appeared in Beijing on Sunday, the first time he's been seen publicly since rumors surfaced months ago that he had died.

China 'shadow-boxing' US at sea: Philippines' Ramos

Philippine ex-president Fidel Ramos said Wednesday that China's recent assertiveness over sea disputes was motivated by a desire to challenge US power, as he predicted more tensions to come.

Re-naming ceremony of Taiwan’s representative office held in HK

Mainland Affairs Council Chairwoman Lai Shin-yuan (賴幸媛) yesterday attended the renaming ceremony of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Hong Kong, saying the new office will be able to offer more efficient services to Taiwanese and Hong Kong residents.

China's Jiang "rested at home" during death rumours - report

Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin was resting at home last week as rumours swirled that he had died, prompting at least two media outlets to report he had in fact passed away, a Hong Kong newspaper reported on Wednesday.

China warns U.S. officials not to meet Dalai Lama

China's Foreign Ministry warned U.S. officials on Thursday not to meet with visiting exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, saying it hoped Washington "appropriately dealt" with Tibet-related issues.

China says ex-president death reports 'pure rumour'

China's official media said Thursday that reports claiming former president Jiang Zemin had died were "pure rumour", after days of intense speculation about his health.

Hong Kong Plans To Open Economic, Trade, Cultural Office In Taiwan This Year

The Hong Kong government said Monday it planned to open an economic, trade and cultural office in Taiwan this year to further promote long-term co-operation and exchange between the two regions.


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