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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.
By United Press International

Beijing denies knowledge of Taiwan spies

BEIJING, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Beijing denied it is connected to the three retired Taiwan military officers arrested by Taiwanese police on charges of spying for mainland China.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 31, 2011.
By United Press International

Former Unipresser Al Kaff dies

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Former United Press International foreign correspondent and Vice President Albert E. Kaff has died in Bridgeport, Conn. He was 91.
Wen: China needs more democracy

Wen: China needs more democracy

BEIJING, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- China needs a greater dose of democracy, according to Premier Wen Jiabao, who retires from the job at the end of next year.

Dogs of War: The founding contractors

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) -- While many commentators acknowledge that private military and security contractors are not mercenaries, some of them still contend that their use, both qualitatively and quantitatively, is a new phenomenon, something that emerged full blown from free market apostles like Ronald Reagan, George Bush (senior and junior) and Bill Clinton.
DAVID ISENBERG

Taiwan president-elect wants China ties

TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 23 (UPI) -- President-elect Ma Ying-jeou said Sunday Taiwan can achieve a peace agreement with China by backing off independence claims.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007.
By United Press International

China raps Chen over vote on U.N.

BEIJING, June 13 (UPI) -- President Chen Shui-bian has called for a referendum that would allow the citizens of Taiwan to decide whether to join the United Nations.

Taiwan gears for KMT protest over memorial

TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 29 (UPI) -- Taiwan's government is gearing up for a protest by opposition Kuomintang to stop a plan to remove the walls surrounding the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.

Uproar over missing Chiang Kai-shek statue

TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 21 (UPI) -- A political uproar has been sparked in Taipei by the mayor's decision to have a statue of former dictator Chiang Kai-shek dismantled and moved.

Chiang's statue arrives in pieces

BEIJING, March 16 (UPI) -- The mayor of Tashi, China, wanted a statue of the late Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek to find a home in his birthplace of Zhejiang province.

Potted Taiwan cypress replaces Sun Yat-sen

TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 15 (UPI) -- A statue of Sun Yat-sen, the first president of Taiwan, has been replaced with a potted tree in the Taipei presidential offices.

Chiang Kai-shek may lose memorial hall

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Chiang Kai-Shek, the man who ruled China for more than 20 years and Taiwan for a quarter century, may be losing another monument.

1936 civil war's end observed in China

XIAN, China, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- China observed the 70th anniversary Tuesday of the Xian Incident, in which military leader Chiang Kai-shek was overthrown by the Communists.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006.
By United Press International

35th anniversary of 'Ping Pong diplomacy'

BEIJING, March 25 (UPI) -- A U.S. delegation is visiting China on the 35th anniversary of the trip by ping pong players that paved the way for normal relations between the countries.

Chiang Kai-shek statues to be removed

TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 21 (UPI) -- Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian reportedly has ordered the removal from military bases of statues of the late Nationalist leader Gen. Chiang Kai-shek.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2005 with 61 to follow.
By United Press International

China to allow Taiwan tourism

BEIJING, May 21 (UPI) -- China has announced it will allow organized Chinese tour groups to visit Taiwan, the Washington Post reported Saturday.

China invites Taiwan's opposition leader

BEIJING, April 1 (UPI) -- Beijing has invited Taiwan's opposition leader, Kuomintang chairman Lien Chan, to visit mainland China, as relations warm between the former rival parties.

U.S. welcomes China-Taiwan flights

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The United States Saturday welcomed the resumption of direct flights between China and Taiwan after a 55 year hiatus.

200,000 hit Taipei streets in rallies

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Rival political camps Sunday mobilised about 200,000 supporters to take to the streets in Taipei in the so-called "Super Sunday" rallies.

China opposes Taiwan curriculum changes

BEIJING, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Taiwan's plans to revise history textbooks was denounced by China Wednesday as an attempt to promote the independence movement on the island.
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