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August 2009 - Taiwan Special Weapons News
- President respects MND's plan to go through with Blackhawk purchase CNA 31 Aug 2009 -- President Ma fully understands and respects the Ministry of National Defense's decision to stick to its plan.
- Taiwan hoping to avert blow to cross-strait ties: MAC CNA 31 Aug 2009 -- Taiwan will do its utmost to avert a possible blow to the warming cross-Strait relations that might be caused by visit by the Dalai Lama.
- Dalai Lama visits storm-affected areas in southern Taiwan CNA 31 Aug 2009 -- The Dalai Lama drew welcoming crowds in southern Taiwan as he began his tour of areas hard-hit by Typhoon Morakot.
- Dalai Lama Visits Taiwan Typhoon Victims VOA 31 Aug 2009 -- The Dalai Lama is visiting typhoon-devastated villages in southern Taiwan, offering his prayers for villagers killed by mudslides.
- Military retains plan to procure 60 Blackhawk choppers CNA 30 Aug 2009 -- he Ministry of National Defense will go ahead with its original plan to procure 60 U.S.-built Blackhawk helicopters.
- Dalai Lama arrives in Taiwan for religious visit CNA 30 Aug 2009 -- The Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, arrived in Taiwan late Sunday for a six-day visit aimed at consoling victims of Typhoon Morakot, one of the worst natural disasters ever to hit Taiwan
- President confident H1N1 outbreak will be brought under control CNA 29 Aug 2009 -- President Ma Ying-jeou expressed confidence Saturday that the current outbreak of influenza A(H1N1) in Taiwan will be brought under control with the measures being taken by health authorities
- Taiwan approves Dalai Lama visit CNA 27 Aug 2009 -- President Ma Ying-jeou said Thursday that his administration has approved a visit to Taiwan by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to console and pray for the victims of Typhoon Morakot
- Foreign ministry to help facilitate Dalai Lama's visit CNA 27 Aug 2009 -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) will render whatever assistance is needed to facilitate a visit to Taiwan by the Dalai Lama, a MOFA official in charge of consular affairs said Thursday
- MAC welcomes Dalai Lama's upcoming visit CNA 27 Aug 2009 -- The Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, is welcome to visit Taiwan, as his visit will provide spiritual support for survivors of the devastating Typhoon Morakot, a Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) official said Thursday
- China furious over Dalai Lama's planned visit to Taiwan RIA Novosti 27 Aug 2009 -- China has criticized Taiwan's decision to invite the Dalai Lama, accusing the Tibetan spiritual leader of seeking to damage the republic's relations with Beijing.
- Dalai Lama May Visit Typhoon Victims in Taiwan VOA 27 Aug 2009 -- President Ma Ying-jeou says he will allow the Dalai Lama to visit Taiwan next week, bowing to political pressure from municipal leaders in the typhoon-ravaged south. The Tibetan spiritual leader is expected to visit victims of Typhoon Morakot next week.
- Taiwan intensifies fight against H1N1 outbreak CNA 24 Aug 2009 -- Taiwan has intensified epidemic prevention efforts as it confirmed on Monday the fourth and fifth fatalities from swine flu, officially known as influenza A (H1N1)
- Taiwan still needs U.S. to supply weapons: envoy CNA 21 Aug 2009 -- Taiwan needs the United States to continue supplying it defensive weapons to beef up its strength as it engages and negotiates with China.
- Taiwan-China Economic Ties Boom, Military Tensions Remain VOA 20 Aug 2009 -- Taiwan and China have seen their economic ties improve dramatically since Taiwan President Ma stepped into office last year.
- Taiwan's President Defends Handling of Typhoon Relief VOA 19 Aug 2009 -- Taiwan's defense minister and the secretary-general of the Cabinet have resigned to take responsibility for response to Typhoon.
- Executive Yuan secretary-general, defense minister offer to resign CNA 19 Aug 2009 -- Executive Yuan Secretary-General and Defense Minister offered to resign after they became magnets for criticism for the government response to Typhoon Morakot.
- No political influence in foreign aid: president CNA 18 Aug 2009 -- President Ma denied that China played a role in his administration's decision to accept international assistance in the wake of Typhoon Morakot.
- President vows to correct failings in typhoon relief response CNA 18 Aug 2009 -- Facing criticisms from home and abroad, President Ma vowed to improve his performance and lead the country into recovery.
- President apologizes for shortcomings in typhoon rescue efforts CNA 18 Aug 2009 -- President Ma apologized for the government's shortcomings in dealing with the aftermath of Typhoon Morakot.
- Taiwanese Official Resigns Over Typhoon Response VOA 18 Aug 2009 -- Vice FM Andrew Hsia has become the first Taiwan government official to tender his resignation in the wake of Typhoon Morakot.
- Foreign Aid Arrives in Taiwan as President Faces Political Storm VOA 17 Aug 2009 -- Taiwan officials: US sending at least 2 large heavy-lift helicopters to Taiwan and relief supplies to help following Typhoon Morakot.
- U.S. heavy-lift choppers to go into service Tuesday CNA 17 Aug 2009 -- Taiwan Air force sources: US heavy-lift helicopters will begin to transport heavy-duty machinery into disaster zones Tuesday.
- Taiwan shifts U.N. bid strategy, targets specialized agencies CNA 17 Aug 2009 -- Senior Taiwanese diplomatic official argued that the government has not given up its bid for representation in UN.
- U.S. to dispatch helicopters, materials for typhoon relief CNA 15 Aug 2009 -- The United States will send heavy-lift helicopters along with other relief supplies to Taiwan in the coming days in the wake of Typhoon Morakot, the Taipei-based American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said Saturday
- U.S. heavy-lift chopper to arrive Monday CNA 16 Aug 2009 -- At least one U
- U.S. C-130 brings plastic sheeting for typhoon relief CNA 16 Aug 2009 -- A United States military C-130 transport plane arrived Sunday at Tainan Air Force Base with a cargo of plastic sheeting to help with reconstruction efforts in the wake of Typhoon Morakot
- U.S., Japan did not decline sending helicopters: deputy FM CNA 14 Aug 2009 -- Deputy Foreign Minister Andrew Hsia on Friday rebutted an earlier statement by the defense minister that the U
- Defense ministry urges U.S. to sell advanced fighter jets to Taiwan CNA 08 Aug 2009 -- The Ministry of National Defense (MND) called on the United States Sunday to supply Taiwan with the advanced F-16C/D fighter jets, in the interest of military equilibrium in the Taiwan Strait
- U.S. help with Taiwan's arms procurement helps cross-strait ties CNA 07 Aug 2009 -- MAC chairwoman: US assistance in helping Taiwan acquire defensive weapons important to cross-Taiwan Strait ties.
- Ex-intelligence chief to be posted to EU CNA 05 Aug 2009 -- Former Taiwanese National Security Bureau Director-General Shi has been named the bureau's new representative to the EU.
- 'Influenza A (H1N1) twist unexpected': outgoing health minister CNA 04 Aug 2009 -- Outbreak of influenza A (H1N1) has unfolded in an unpredictable way and not as originally expected.
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