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17 hrs ago | The China Post

Ma backs state compensation for blast-affected Kaohsiung

President Ma Ying-jeou expressed support yesterday for a proposal to provide state compensation for citizens affected by the deadly gas explosions that rocked Kaohsiung on July 31. The matter would not necessarily have to be settled through legal proceedings, which usually take a long time, Ma said during a meeting with representatives of affected ... (more)

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21 hrs ago | The China Post

Spying charges against ex-MAC official carry grave implications

Political observers in Taiwan may have thought it yet another piece of evidence of the Ma administration's instability and low morale when Chang Hsien-yao was sacked this week from the Mainland Affairs Council , but it has since developed into one of the most intriguing episodes in the history of Taiwanese politics.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Construction Equipment Guide

Panama Canal Turns 100 as Expansion Hits Snags

Photo courtesy of Brian Gratwicke. The construction of the 48-mi. ship canal across the Isthmus of Panama a century ago transformed international trade.

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The Star Online

Sacked Taiwan official says probe could damage China ties

A former Taiwan official involved in talks with mainland China until he was sacked said on Thursday any investigation into his handling of relations could damage ties with Beijing.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The China Post

Opposition party slams President Ma over new

President Ma Ying-jeou will be nominating 11 Control Yuan members according to the constitution and the constitutional interpretation of the Grand Justices, said the Presidential Office yesterday.

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Related Topix: Democratic Progressive Party, World News, Taiwan, Kuomintang

The China Post

More in Taiwan take the plunge for Ice Bucket Challenge

Celebrities and public figures in Taiwan braced themselves for having a bucket of ice water dumped on their heads Tuesday as they continued the Internet sensation meant to raise awareness about a paralyzing disease.

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Related Topix: World News, Taiwan, Startups, Facebook

The Peninsula

Taiwan launches probe into ex-China affairs official

TAIPEI: One of Taiwan's top negotiators on China policy has been put under investigation after stepping down, over suspicions related to "national security", authorities said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Taiwan, World News

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The China Post

Taiwan center in US denies charges of censoring speech

A unit of Taiwan's representative office in the United States has dismissed accusations that it was trying to prevent a key figure in a student-led movement from speaking in the U.S. at its facility.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Panama Canal: Is another expansion in the cards?

With some 16 months to go before Panama expects to finish its canal expansion, could another set of locks to handle even bigger ships be in its future? The idea first surfaced last year during a Latin American ports conference in Bogota when Rodolfo Sabonge, a Panama Canal Authority marketing and development executive, said the authority was ... (more)

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Related Topix: Central America Travel, Travel, Panama Travel, Asia Travel, China Travel, Beijing, China Travel

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The China Post

WSJ editorial highlights Ma's policy but also his incapability

The Ma Ying-jeou administration recently enjoyed a rare moment of vindication. In an editorial entitled "Taiwan Leaves Itself Behind" published on Aug. 4, the Wall Street Journal argued that the consequences of Taiwan's "resisting freer trade and economic reform are becoming clear."

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The China Post

Jiang lends support to national minimum wage hike

Premier Jiang Yi-huah supported the idea of raising the national minimum wage at a symposium with the representatives of the top 10 labor rights organizations in Taiwan, yesterday.

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Related Topix: Taiwan, Southeast Asia, World News,

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Panama Canal turns 100 as expansion hits snags

Instead, the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal's opening Friday is being marred by doubts about the country's ability to harness the full benefits of a multibillion-dollar expansion beset by cost overruns, strikes and the threat of competition from rival projects.

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The Fresno Bee

Panama Canal turns 100 as expansion hits snags

In this Aug. 4, 2014, photo, an electric powered locomotive guides a vessel through the Miraflores locks of the Panama Canal in Panama City.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

The China Post

KMT candidates propose tourism, transportation development

Six Kuomintang municipal candidates came to the weekly Central Standing Committee meeting yesterday to promote their "three railways and four 'ports'" traffic policy that will offer "six-star" tourist experiences; President Ma Ying-jeou , who doubles as KMT chairman, said that he is confident in the policy and is looking forward to the election ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Taiwan, Kuomintang, Travel, Southeast Asia, Asia Travel, Taiwan Travel

The China Post

KMT and DPP face rifts ahead of elections in Hsinchu

National Policy Advisor to the President Cheng Yung-chin yesterday resigned from his post to declare his participation in the upcoming Hsinchu magisterial election, creating an internal party split for the Kuomintang , much like the difficulty the Democratic Progressive Party is currently facing with the Hsinchu mayoral election candidacy ... (more)

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The China Post

Chairman of Taipower seeks public discussion over future power rates

For Taiwan to have a stable electricity rate, people should sit down and thoroughly discuss future power rates, said Taiwan Power Company Chairman Hwang Jung-chiou yesterday.

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Politico

McKeon 'snubbed' by China - More U.S. troops arrive in Iraq -...

McKEON 'SNUBBED' BY CHINA BECAUSE OF TAIWAN VISIT: House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon says he was "snubbed" by Chinese leaders during a congressional delegation trip to Asia after he decided to include Taiwan on his itinerary.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Howard McKeon, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Military, US Marine Corps, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

South China Morning Post

Taipei home prices rise beyond the reach of young people

High school teacher Huang I-chung said he had hunted in vain for a home in Taipei's soaring market for four years, convinced that owning a flat could help him find a wife.

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Related Topix: World News, Taiwan, Housing, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home Buying

Tue Aug 12, 2014

The China Post

Religious service held in Kaohsiung for disaster victims

A national religious service was held in Kaohsiung on Tuesday in memory of the victims of last month's explosions in Kaohsiung and plane crash in Penghu.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, World News

Channelnewsasia.com

Growing public frustration over Taiwan's political brawls

More and more Taiwanese are growing weary of the island's political wrangling between the ruling and opposition parties that has stalled the island's major economic policies.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Taiwan, Kuomintang

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