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Taiwan's incumbent President Ma Ying Jeou was re-elected Saturday in an election seen as critical to the future of an economy that has boomed thanks to warmer ties with China.

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Taiwan votes: Why it mattersupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 05:55:00

Jobs and money, national identity and political stability.

Sentences for Taiwan ex-president, wife reduced from life to 20 yearsupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 04:42:00

Taiwan's former leader Chen Shui-bian and and his wife Wu Shu-jen have been sentenced to 20 years in jail, the island's High Court reported. Both had initially been sentenced to life imprisonment after their convictions in 2009 on charges of corruption.

Taiwan's Ma on China relations (Part 1)updated: Sat May 01 2010 02:04:00

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou speaks to CNN's Christiane Amanpour about what he calls a historic juncture.

Ma: Taiwan won't ask U.S. to fight Chinaupdated: Sat May 01 2010 02:04:00

Taiwan will never ask the United States to fight against China on its behalf, Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou said in a CNN interview.

Taiwan's Chen, wife sentenced to lifeupdated: Fri Sep 11 2009 09:25:00

Former Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian was convicted Friday on corruption and money laundering charges, and was sentenced to life in prison, according to officials at Taipei City Court.

Taiwan premier quits over typhoon responseupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 06:03:00

Taiwan's premier resigned over criticism of the government's response to Typhoon Morakot, which slammed into the island last month.

China cancels events over Dalai Lamaupdated: Tue Sep 01 2009 14:58:00

China -- showing its displeasure with the Dalai Lama's visit to Taiwan this week -- has canceled upcoming trips to the island by top state officials, state-run media reported.

Dalai Lama arrives in Taiwanupdated: Sun Aug 30 2009 20:32:00

The Dalai Lama arrived in Taiwan on Sunday on a visit that will include prayers for victims of Typhoon Morakot, but which has raised the ire of neighboring China.

Dalai Lama to arrive in Taiwan on Sundayupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 07:58:00

The Dalai Lama will arrive in Taiwan on Sunday for a trip that will include praying for victims of Typhoon Morakot, his spokesman told CNN.

Searching for typhoon survivorsupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 21:43:00

Rescuers try to reach villages cut off by mudslides in typhoon-stricken Taiwan. CNN's John Vause reports.

Typhoon death toll in Taiwan climbs higherupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 21:43:00

The number of people killed by a typhoon that slammed into Taiwan and China earlier this month continues to rise, Taiwan announced Thursday.

Taiwan death toll 'higher than feared'updated: Wed Aug 26 2009 13:51:00

A typhoon that struck Taiwan and China earlier this month killed more people in Taiwan than previous estimates, the government announced.

President Ma says sorry again for typhoon responseupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 07:28:00

Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou apologized again today for the slow response to Typhoon Morakot and said he plans sweeping changes to the country's rescue agencies and may punish some government officials.

Hundreds stranded in typhoon-hit Taiwanupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 14:46:00

Hundreds of people await evacuation in Taiwan more than a week after Typhoon Morakot pummeled the island, a government Web site said Monday.

Taiwan's leader takes blame for typhoon responseupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 10:25:00

Taiwan's leader Ma Ying-jeou said Sunday he accepts responsibility for the government's slow response after Typhoon Morakot slammed into the island killing at more than 120 people and unleashing floods, mudslides and misery.

Taiwan typhoon toll could triple as entire village lies buriedupdated: Sat Aug 15 2009 03:36:00

From the side of the road leading to the former village of Shiao Lin, a woman cried as she viewed the flattened plain of mud where homes once stood.

Countries pledge aid to Taiwanupdated: Fri Aug 14 2009 02:09:00

More countries pledged aid to Taiwan on Friday, days after Typhoon Morakot battered the island and left dozens of villages deluged with floodwaters, killing 116 people.

Taiwan kicks off eco-friendly World Gamesupdated: Thu Jul 16 2009 22:47:00

Skydiving and parachuting, canoe polo, rhythmic gymnastics, orienteering, dragon boat races and korfball are among the air, land and water sports to kick off the first day of The World Games in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on Friday.

Trial of Taiwanese ex-president beginsupdated: Thu Mar 26 2009 02:32:00

The corruption trial of former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian began Thursday, a case that has gripped the island nation for months and one in which a conviction can bring life imprisonment.

Taiwan citizens get vouchers to go shoppingupdated: Mon Jan 19 2009 03:30:00

More than 90 percent of eligible Taiwan residents took up the government's offer of 3600 New Taiwan Dollars (USD $108) to go shopping, government officials said Monday.

Taiwan's ex-president jailedupdated: Mon Dec 29 2008 22:14:00

A Taiwan court early Tuesday ordered ex-President Chen Shui-bian, who is facing corruption charges, back to jail after deeming him a flight risk.

China sends goodwill pandas to Taiwanupdated: Tue Dec 23 2008 18:19:00

Two giant pandas arrived in Taiwan Tuesday after leaving China's Sichuan province for their new home, in a sign of improving ties between the cross-strait neighbors.

Giant pandas arrive in Taiwanupdated: Tue Dec 23 2008 18:19:00

Two pandas reach Taiwan, as Beijing practices panda diplomacy across the Taiwan Strait. CNN's Hugh Riminton reports.

China to provide $19B to Taiwanese businessesupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 01:16:00

China will provide 130 billion yuan ($19 billion) in financing over the next two to three years to Taiwan-based companies doing business in the mainland, the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council said Monday, the latest sign of warming ties between Beijing and Taipei.

Envoy attackedupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 01:16:00

Shouting "Taiwan does not belong to China," activists scuffle with China's envoy Zhang Mingqing.

Taiwan's ex-president remains free after hearingupdated: Thu Dec 18 2008 20:50:00

Former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian, accused of embezzling about $18 million, has remained free on bail after a nearly eight-hour court hearing in which prosecutors argued that he should be jailed.

Fmr. Taiwan president indictedupdated: Thu Dec 18 2008 20:50:00

Former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian is indicted on several corruption charges. CNN's Anna Coren reports.

China, Taiwan reopen regular linksupdated: Sun Dec 14 2008 23:33:00

Regularly scheduled commercial flights, shipping, and mail between Taiwan and China resumed Monday for the first time since the 1949 revolution that brought the Communist Party to power on the Chinese mainland.

Taiwan's ex-president released on bailupdated: Fri Dec 12 2008 20:49:00

Former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian was freed on bail early Saturday after spending a month in jail while prosecutors prepared an indictment on several corruption charges, including embezzlement and accepting bribes.

Court orders detention of Taiwan ex-presidentupdated: Tue Nov 11 2008 22:26:00

A judge ordered the former president of Taiwan detained Wednesday on corruption charges, just hours after he was taken to a hospital after he accused police of pushing and rough-handling him before he appeared in court in Taipei, according to state-run media. China and Taiwan Draw Closer, Amid Protestsupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 03:00:00

Cross-strait relations took a historic turn this week as Taiwan and China shook hands in their first diplomatic meeting in 60 years

Taiwanese leader meets Chinese envoyupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 01:03:00

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou met Thursday with the most senior Chinese official to visit the island in nearly 60 years, state-run media reported.

China gives Taiwan pandasupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 01:03:00

China is giving two giant pandas to Taiwan in a goodwill gesture. (No audio)

China envoy arrives in Taiwan on rare visitupdated: Mon Nov 03 2008 20:33:00

The most senior Chinese official to visit Taiwan in nearly 60 years arrived on the island Monday for economic talks -- a sign of improving relations. Taiwan President Faces Growing Oppositionupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 07:00:00

As the market meltdown hits Taiwan's shores, president Ma Ying-jeou faces slipping approval ratings and hundreds of thousands taking to the streets in protest. Will his controversial policy of mending ties with China survive? Another Political Storm Hits Taiwan updated: Wed Aug 27 2008 00:00:00

In a major blow to his DPP party, the family of Taiwan's former president Chen Shui-bian is accused of misusing millions of campaign dollars Talking to Taiwan's New Presidentupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 00:00:00

TIME talks to Taiwan's new leader Ma Ying-jeou about making friends with Beijing -- and how Taiwan could change China Taiwan's Leader Keeps Low Profile Abroadupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 06:00:00

On his first foreign trip as Taiwan's president, Ma Ying-jeou will be careful not to make any waves with China

View of typhoonupdated: Tue Jul 29 2008 12:37:00

iReporter Heather Correia shoots the passing of a typhoon from an apartment window in Taiwan.

Ma Ying-jeou: Creating closer tiesupdated: Sun Jul 20 2008 19:22:00

Elected with the largest margin of victory in the history of Taiwan's presidential elections, President Ma Ying-jeou is aiming to bring the good times back to Taiwan while looking to a friendlier future with China.

Taiwan's changing courseupdated: Sun Jul 20 2008 19:22:00

CNN's Anjali Rao talks with popular new Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou about the change of course for Taiwan's policy.

Coffee reunites sistersupdated: Fri Jul 04 2008 20:38:00

A shared cup of coffee brings together long-lost sisters adopted by separate families 40 years ago. Taiwan to Welcome Chinese Touristsupdated: Thu Jul 03 2008 04:00:00

Taiwan's tourist attractions have a fresh coat of paint and restaurants are laying on special buffet lunches in anticipation of a surge in visitors from China when regular commercial flights between the old foes start Friday China and Taiwan's Plane Diplomacyupdated: Fri Jun 13 2008 08:00:00

During their formal talks in years, Taipei and Beijing agree to reinstate regular flights between the island and the mainland

Taiwan and China straight talkupdated: Fri Jun 13 2008 02:49:00

John Vause reports on the warming relations between Beijing and Taipei.

China and Taiwan reopen talksupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 02:58:00

Chinese and Taiwanese officials agreed Thursday to set up permanent offices in each other's territories, in the first formal talks between the two sides in almost a decade.

Taiwan's new leader sworn inupdated: Tue May 20 2008 07:34:00

Ma Ying-jeou is sworn in as the new president of Taiwan. Taiwan Pres Doubts China Unificationupdated: Thu May 15 2008 11:00:00

Taiwan's new leader Ma Ying-jeou said Thursday that unification with longtime rival China is unlikely "in our lifetimes" because the Taiwanese oppose the mainland's authoritarian rule

Taiwan picks new presidentupdated: Sat Apr 12 2008 22:51:00

CNN's Eunice Yoon reports on the election of Taiwan's new president and the effect it will have on the rest of the world.

Taiwan opposition triumphs in electionsupdated: Sun Mar 23 2008 01:25:00

Taiwan voters overwhelmingly elected Nationalist Party candidate Ma Ying-jeou to be president on Saturday, apparently choosing the promise of economic growth through closer ties with China over fears that those ties to the mainland could lead to a loss of independence. Taiwan's New Head Seeks Changeupdated: Sat Mar 22 2008 12:00:00

Taiwan elects a President who hopes to expand economic ties and reduce political tension with China. The ball is now in Beijing's court

Taiwan votes, with China on mindsupdated: Fri Mar 21 2008 23:11:00

Voters in Taiwan on Saturday headed to the polls to vote in presidential elections, with the recent violence in Tibet in the backdrop and Taiwan's own relations with China on the front burner.

Opposition sweep to victory in Taiwanupdated: Sat Jan 12 2008 22:15:00

Taiwan's opposition Nationalist Party won a landslide victory in legislative elections Saturday, giving a big boost to its policy of closer engagement with China two months before a presidential poll it now seems poised to win.

Ma Ying-jeou Talkasia Interviewupdated: Mon Feb 05 2007 02:08:00

MJ -- Ma Ying-jeou AR -- Anjali Rao

Taiwan riled by poll deadlockupdated: Sun Mar 21 2004 00:40:00

Thousands of opposition supporters have refused to disband protests in Taipei until votes are recounted as conspiracy theories and allegations of fraud swirl around the weekend poll.

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