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November 2010 - Taiwan Special Weapons News
- Wikileaks could jeopardize Taiwan-U.S. relations CNA 30 Nov 2010 -- Thousands of classified documents illicitly obtained from the United States government could jeopardize Taiwan-U.S. relations.
- Taiwan Elections Put Pro-China Party in Lead for Presidency VOA 29 Nov 2010 -- Local election victories appear to have given Taiwan's pro-China Nationalist Party a head start in holding onto the presidency in 2012.
- Taiwan condemns North Korean attack on South Korea CNA 24 Nov 2010 -- President Ma Ying-jeou denounced North Korea Wednesday over the artillery attack launched a day earlier against South Korea that resulted in at least two deaths.
- Taiwan concerned about incident on Korean Peninsula CNA 23 Nov 2010 -- Taiwan is concerned about the situation on the Korean Peninsula after North and South Korean troops exchanged fire across the border earlier Tuesday.
- Taiwan Strait military imbalance continues to grow CNA 18 Nov 2010 -- The security situation in the Taiwan Strait remains a concern despite the development of closer cross-strait relations.
- Taiwan National Security Bureau website a major target CNA 15 Nov 2010 -- Head of Taiwan's National Security Bureau: Bureau's website is usually attacked about half a million times per month.
- Chinese leader calls for coordination in cross-strait dealings CNA 13 Nov 2010 -- Lien Chan, Taiwan's presidential envoy to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum leadership summit, said Saturday that Chinese President Hu Jintao had spoken with him about the need to deal with cross-strait interaction through coordination.
- Convicted ex-president to be stripped of all privileges CNA 11 Nov 2010 -- Security services for detained former President Chen Shui-bian will soon be stopped following his final corruption convictions handed down Thursday in two high-profile cases.
- Former first couple get long jail sentences in appeal to Supreme Court CNA 11 Nov 2010 -- Former President Chen Shui-bian and his wife Wu Shu-jen received lengthy prison terms from the Supreme Court on Thursday on bribe-taking and money-laundering charges.
- Taiwan's cross-strait policy wins worldwide recognition: President CNA 11 Nov 2010 -- President Ma Ying-jeou said Thursday that his administration's cross-Taiwan Strait policy, including signing of an Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) between the two sides, has won recognition worldwide.
- President repeats call for fighter sale CNA 10 Nov 2010 -- President Ma Ying-jeou again urged Washington Wednesday to sell F-16 C/D fighters to Taiwan, calling the sale one of the most important issues in current Taiwan-U.S. ties.
- Taiwan 'will not play deaf' if national security threatened: minister CNA 10 Nov 2010 -- The government will lodge a stern protest if surveillance facilities on Japan's Yonaguni Island threaten Taiwan's national security, Minister of Foreign Affairs Timothy C.T. Yang stressed Wednesday.
- Boeing awarded contract to produce helicopters for Taiwan CNA 09 Nov 2010 -- Boeing Co. has been awarded a contract to manufacture 31 AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters for Taiwan, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Monday.
- Only 1.15% military personnel unable to vote in elections: official CNA 09 Nov 2010 -- An estimated 1.15 percent of military personnel will be unable to cast their ballots in municipality elections Nov. 27, a Ministry of National Defense (MND) official said Tuesday.
- Delivery of Apache combat helicopters to be completed by 2014: MND CNA 09 Nov 2010 -- The United States is expected to complete the production of 30 Apache AH-64D helicopters ordered by Taiwan by the end of 2013 and to deliver them all to Taiwan by the third quarter of the following year, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced Tuesday.
- Taiwan President vows to avoid war with innovative strategies CNA 08 Nov 2010 -- President Ma said Taiwan is unlikely to engage in an arms race with China and will instead seek a balance of military power.
- President reiterates call for U.S. to sell Taiwan F-16 C/Ds CNA 08 Nov 2010 -- President Ma made another pitch for help in getting Washington to sell Taiwan advanced F16C/D jet fighters.
- Taiwan must be stern with Japan on sovereignty dispute: lawmakers CNA 08 Nov 2010 -- Taiwan will never bend on its territorial claim over the Tiaoyutai Islands or compromise over an airspace fracas with Japan.
- Prosecutors to appeal district court's ruling on Chen case CNA 07 Nov 2010 -- The Special Investigation Panel (SIP) prosecution team vowed Sunday to appeal the verdict handed down by the Taipei District Court to acquit former President Chen Shui-bian of bribe-taking charges in connection with two major bank mergers during his second term in office.
- Taiwan remains alert despite warming ties with China: president CNA 03 Nov 2010 -- President Ma Ying-jeou said Wednesday that Taiwan will stay alert to the potential threat posed by China to the country's security, despite recent positive developments in cross-Taiwan Strait ties.
- U.S. yet to decide on F-16 fighter sale to Taiwan: defense minister CNA 02 Nov 2010 -- Despite Taiwan's high hopes to get advanced weapons to boost its defense capabilities, the United States remains undecided over whether or not to sell F-16 C/D fighters to Taiwan, Defense Minister Kao Hua-chu said Monday.
- Intelligence officer detained for leaking national secrets CNA 02 Nov 2010 -- A senior Taiwanese military officer was taken into custody Monday on charges of leaking confidential intelligence to China, according to the Defense Ministry.
- Leaked intelligence files pose little risk: Defense Ministry CNA 02 Nov 2010 -- The Defense Ministry said Tuesday that relevant damage control measures had been initiated following the leaking of intelligence files to China by a senior Taiwanese military officer, adding that the leak will have limited influence on the operations of the Military Intelligence Bureau (MIB).
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