China army will ‘crush’ any Taiwan independence move

Relations between China and Taiwan are grim and the mainland will crush any major moves toward independence by the island no matter what the cost, the government said in a policy paper on national defense on Monday.

Poll defeat sinks Taiwan’s leader’s independence agenda

Taiwan president Chen Shui-bian’s failure to capture a majority for his Democratic Progressive Party in the recent parliamentary election was a big blow to his professed goal of taking Taiwan towards independence.