Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
November 2009 - Taiwan Special Weapons News
- Government plans to make Dec. 12 national H1N1 immunization day CNA 30 Nov 2009 -- Taiwan is planning to make Dec. 12 the national day of immunization against influenza A(H1N1).
- China has yet to deploy anti-carrier guided-missiles: official CNA 25 Nov 2009 -- A Taiwan national defense official said Wednesday that China has not yet deployed guided missiles aimed at preventing U
- AIT chief concludes visit to Taiwan CNA 25 Nov 2009 -- The top U.S. liaison officer with Taiwan returned to the United States on Wednesday, concluding his four-day visit to Taipei to brief Taiwanese officials and opposition leaders on U.S. President Barack Obama's recent visit to China.
- U.S. will continue arm sales to Taiwan: U.S. official CNA 24 Nov 2009 -- There will be additional arm sales to Taiwan under the President Barack Obama administration, a top-level U.S. official said Tuesday in Taiwan.
- DPP demands U.S. clarification on Taiwan policy CNA 24 Nov 2009 -- Chairwoman Tsai Ying-wen of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said Tuesday she has asked the United States to openly assured that there has been no change in its policy towards Taiwan
- U.S. briefing on Obama's China visit comprehensive: Ma CNA 24 Nov 2009 -- President Ma Ying-jeou said Tuesday that U.S. pre- and post-event briefing to Taiwan on President Barack Obama's recent visit to China was the smoothest and most comprehensive ever.
- No surprises in Obama's visit to China: top U.S. envoy CNA 24 Nov 2009 -- The top U.S. envoy to Taiwan on Tuesday rebutted some local media's interpretation of U.S. President Barack Obama's Nov. 14-18 trip to China, emphasizing that there were no surprises from Obama's visit and that U.S. policy toward Taiwan will not change.
- U.S. will not change policy toward Taiwan: AIT chair CNA 23 Nov 2009 -- U.S. President Barack Obama will not in any way change the longstanding U.S. policy toward Taiwan, a visiting American official said Monday.
- AIT chief arrives to give briefing on Obama's China visit CNA 22 Nov 2009 -- The top U.S. liaison officer with Taiwan arrived in Taipei Sunday to brief Taiwanese officials and opposition leaders on U.S. President Barack Obama's just-concluded visit to China.
- Locally produced H1N1 vaccine on par with imported one: premier CNA 19 Nov 2009 -- Taiwan Premier Wu: Clinical trials on humans have shown locally produced swine flu vaccine on par with imported one.
- US to launch program to screen containers in Kaohsiung port CNA 17 Nov 2009 -- The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and US Department of Energy will hold ceremony to officially launch the Megaports Initiative.
- Taiwan to donate 500,000 doses of H1N1 vaccine to needy countries CNA 16 Nov 2009 -- Taiwan will donate 500,000 doses of A(H1N1) vaccine to needy countries, through the World Health Organization.
- Local H1N1 vaccine used in national immunization program CNA 16 Nov 2009 -- Taiwan overnment began offering free vaccinations against A(H1N1) to elementary school students, pre-school children, pregnant women and seriously ill patients.
- No consensus on China and Taiwan's '1992 consensus' CNA 14 Nov 2009 -- The second day of a Taiwan seminar Saturday saw hot debate among Taiwanese and Chinese scholars on two issues - the "one China" principle and the "1992 consensus" - which could play central roles in Taiwan and China's attempts to resolve the issue of the island's status
- Former PRC diplomat expresses feelings on warm cross-strait relations CNA 14 Nov 2009 -- A retired diplomat of the People's Republic of China (PRC) expressed strong feelings in Taipei Saturday regarding the improving relations between Taiwan and China, saying that after 60 years of standoff, both sides of the Taiwan Strait have finally become one family
- Taiwan independence doomed: Chinese expert CNA 13 Nov 2009 -- A former vice president of the Central Party School of the Communist Party of China said Friday in Taipei that Taiwanese efforts to seek independence are doomed to wane because most people in Taiwan expect continuous development in cross-Taiwan Strait relations
- Taiwan, China still in talks on titles of MOU signatories CNA 12 Nov 2009 -- The two sides of the Taiwan Strait are still in talks on the titles to be used by the signatories of a proposed memorandum of understanding (MOU) for bilateral cooperation on financial supervision, a senior Taiwanese official said Thursday
- Progress made in military procurement talks with U.S., France: MND CNA 12 Nov 2009 -- The Ministry of National Defense (MND) has taken a "hard" stance in recent military procurement talks with the United States and France, and concrete progress has been made, Vice Minister of National Defense Chao Shih-chang reported Thursday
- MND think-tank on drawing board CNA 12 Nov 2009 -- The Ministry of National Defense (MND) is planning to establish a think-tank to facilitate studies on the cross-strait situation, and particularly on a proposed mechanism to foster mutual trust between the military on both sides, an MND official said Thursday
- Taiwan lawmakers concern about Obama's upcoming China visit CNA 12 Nov 2009 -- Ruling Kuomintang Legislator Chang Hsien-yao expressed concerns Thursday on whether U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to China next week would adversely impact the U.S. sale of advanced weapon systems to Taiwan.
- U.S. scholar: arms deal with Taiwan could be bargaining chip CNA 12 Nov 2009 -- On the eve of a visit to China by U.S. President Barack Obama, a U.S. scholar said proposed U.S. arms sales to Taiwan could serve as leverage to ease tension across the Taiwan Strait
- No plans to meet China's top negotiator: premier CNA 10 Nov 2009 -- Premier Wu Den-yih said Tuesday that there is no plan for him to meet China's top negotiator on Taiwan matters - Chen Yunlin, president of China's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) - during Chen's visit to Taiwan next month
- President reaffirms commitment to peace in Taiwan Strait CNA 08 Nov 2009 -- President Ma Ying-jeou reaffirmed Sunday his administration's commitment to stabilizing relations across the Taiwan Strait, as the country began preparations to organize its 100th National Day celebrations
- Japan clarifies warning to Taiwan ship in disputed waters CNA 07 Nov 2009 -- The Interchange Association (ICA), Japan's de facto embassy in Taiwan, explained Saturday that Japanese authorities did not attempt to drive away a Taiwanese research vessel from the disputed waters close to the Tiaoyutai islands, but rather issued a warning to the ship
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