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- Chinese workers party
- BBC News, 1 January 1999. A Washington-based lobby group,
apparently led by Kuomintang Protestants, uses workers'
dissent in China to justfify a U.S. political party aiming
to overthow the socialist government there (see
Declaration of Free China Movement).
- China accepts ‘Taiwan form of
- By Sunny Goh, The Sunday Times, 17 January
1999. China has no objection to Taiwan developing its own
form of democracy or identifying its people as New
Taiwanese, so long as these moves stabilise its society. But
Beijing will oppose strongly any political change that
steers the island away from reunification,
- China Criticizes Taiwan Over Policy
- By Michael Laris, Washington Post, 14 July
1999. China assailed Taiwan's President, Lee Teng-hui,
saying his retraction of the island's long-standing
one China policy constituted a move toward
independence. Several factors appear to have contributed to
the decision by Lee to reverse a policy that has been the
basis for Taiwan's relationship with China since
- The Hidden Meaning of Beijing's White
- Stratfor Weekly Analysis, 28 February 2000. Beijing
threatened the use of force if Taiwan indefinitely refuses
to negotiate on reunification with China. But this statement
has less to do with Taiwan than it does with Beijing's
ongoing attempt to re-define today's unipolar world into
a multi-polar one.
- Beijing Worried About Opposition
- By Antoaneta Bezlova, IPS, 17 March 2000. Predictions that
Chen Shui-bian, the opposition Democratic Progressive Party
candidate, will become Taiwan's next president, ending the
Kuomintang's 50-year rule on the island, are making the
Chinese leadership increasingly nervous. The platform of
Chen's party calls for a sovereign and independent
Republic of Taiwan.
- Chinese political model can solve Taiwan
- By Sunny Goh, The Straits Times, 27 August
2000. Beijing and Taipei must look beyond Western models of
reunification and exploit their Chinese similarities in
history and government. This is the only way to break out of
the cross-strait impasse.
- Direct links to China will start on Jan 1,
- By Goh Sui Noi, The Straits Times, 13
December 2000. Taiwan has made plans for direct trade,
transport and postal links between the islands of Kinmen and
Matsu and the province of Fujian. A problem was that the
Chinese authorities had not made reciprocal measures.