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Asian Shares Surge, Europe Opens Up

Taiwan leads regional exchanges sharply higher

(Newser) - Asian shares jumped today and European markets opened strongly, as good political and economic news encouraged investors. The Taiwan Stock Exchange rocketed 6.8% amid talk that mainland Chinese investors will be allowed to invest in the market, while in Tokyo the Nikkei closed up 4%. In London the FTSE ... More »

Taiwan Rebuffs China's Call for Peace Talks

Despite advances, self-governing island still suspects Beijing

(Newser) - The president of Taiwan dismissed any possible peace talks with China in the near future, saying that tension remains too high to discuss political or military issues. The comment came after Wen Jiabao, the Chinese prime minister, called for new cross-Strait discussions at his annual address to the Beijing legislature.... More »

New Taiwan President Makes China Overtures

Ma Ying-jeou seeks closer link between Beijing, Taipei

(Newser) - Since his election as Taiwan's president last March, Ma Ying-jeou has already begun negotiations with Beijing and moved to bring mainland Chinese tourists to the island. In an English-language interview with the New York Times, Ma sets out an ambitious plan for new cross-strait relations: direct links via air and... More »

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