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March 6, 2011 | By Avital Binshtock, Special to the Los Angeles Times
On iExplore's seven-day "Taiwan Experience," participants tour the National Palace Museum and Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall in Taipei. In Wulai, they can watch aboriginal tribesmen perform rituals learned from their ancestors, some of whom were headhunters. At the Taroko Gorge, participants take in views of a river running through a marble canyon. Itinerary: Taipei to Yehliu, Chiufen Village, Wulai Aboriginal Village, Sun Moon Lake, Puli, Taichung, Lukang, Hualien and back to Taipei.
January 31, 2010 | By Barbara Demick
The Chinese government Saturday announced a series of harsh retaliatory measures in protest of the Pentagon's $6-billion arms sale to Taiwan, including a suspension of security exchanges and threatened sanctions on U.S. companies selling to Taiwan. "The U.S. decision seriously endangers China's national security and harms China's core interests," the Defense Ministry said in a statement attributed to spokesman Huang Xueping. Denunciations from Beijing over arms sales to Taiwan have an element of ritual about them, but the threat of sanctions on U.S. arms contractors is a new one. It remains to be seen whether China will follow through, given its need for commercial aircraft and aviation systems.
November 15, 2009
Re "How a few F-16s can buy peace in the Taiwan Strait," Opinion, Nov. 11 In recommending that the United States leverage not selling F-16 jets to Taiwan for better U.S.-China-Taiwan relations, professor Dennis V. Hickey overlooks three key points. First, the U.S. has formally assured Taipei that Washington will not hold prior consultations with Beijing regarding arms sales to Taiwan. Second, although it would be a significant and welcome gesture if China pulled back missiles aimed at Taiwan, Beijing could easily redeploy those missiles whenever it wanted.
March 7, 2009 | Associated Press
South Korea made the most of a big first inning to dominate Chinese Taipei in the World Baseball Classic at Tokyo. Lee Jin-young hit a grand slam in a six-run first Friday to power the Olympic champion to a 9-0 win. Kim Tae-kyun drove in two runs with a single and Lee gave South Korea a 6-0 lead at the Tokyo Dome with a towering blast to right field off Taipei pitcher Cheng Kai-wen. "Getting those early runs made it easy for us," said South Korea Manager Kim In-sik.
December 15, 2008 | times wire reports
A jetliner departed Taiwan for China to open a new era of direct air and shipping services with the mainland. The flight from Taipei to Shanghai came after an improvement in relations since President Ma Ying-jeou took office in Taiwan in May and moved to reverse pro-independence policies.
August 11, 2008 | David Pierson
A pearly gazebo next to City Hall sits atop a pristine lawn along a stretch of Las Tunas Drive dotted with quaint mom-and-pop businesses, noodle houses and Asian bridal stores. Mayberry meets Taipei here in Temple City, a sleepy suburb of 33,000 in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley, about 15 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Like its neighbors Alhambra, Rosemead, Arcadia and San Gabriel, the city has been transformed in the last two decades by an influx of ethnic Chinese immigrants.
December 22, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Edward T.Y. Wu, 86, a former ambassador of Taiwan to the Vatican, died Sunday at Citrus Valley Medical Center in Covina after a long battle with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Wu, who had lived in West Covina since 1986, was born in Ningbo, China, on May 3, 1920. He was one of 13 children of John C.H. Wu, who helped write the 1947 constitution to establish the Republic of China government on Taiwan under Nationalist Party President Chiang Kai-shek.
October 2, 2006 | Grahame L. Jones
One year, almost to the day, before the final of the 2007 Women's World Cup in China, the United States routed Chinese Taipei, 10-0, in a friendly soccer international Sunday at the Home Depot Center. Striker Abby Wambach scored the fifth hat trick of her national team career and assisted on three goals. Wambach has scored 62 goals in 78 games for the U.S. and on Sunday moved ahead of Shannon MacMillan into sixth place on the all-time scoring list.
September 10, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Tens of thousands of red-clad protesters thronged downtown Taipei demanding that Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian resign over a series of alleged corruption scandals involving his family and inner circle. With the color of their clothing symbolizing their anger, the protesters shouted and gave the "thumbs down" gesture, emblematic of their feeling that Chen should quit.
April 20, 2006 | Cindy Chang, Special to The Times
AUTHENTIC Taiwanese food is so plentiful in the San Gabriel Valley that immigrants from that culinarily rich island hardly have a chance to feel homesick. What the Sinicized parts of the Valley have always lacked is night life reminiscent of Taipei's rollicking basement jazz hangouts, bass-thumping dance clubs and country-style pubs.
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