Taipei: The weather broadcaster predicted thunderstorms in the afternoon. But this did not dismay hoards of Taiwanese from all corners of the country from participating in the procession in Taipei today. Following her briefing, Ms. Tsai, the Chairwoman of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), led the rally along the main street in Taipei. Over 600,000 Taiwanese partook in the demonstration. The memory of the blood shed in the Taiwanese fight for freedom is ever-present. Taiwan has never been, and will never be, a part of China.
Dharamshala: Chinese relationship with France is frigid with tenuous and infrequent thaws where global trade and economic matters are concerned. French president Nicolas Sarkozy's relationship with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and support for the Tibet issue a central point of contention between the two countries. Today as the Tibetan spiritual leader, boards a flight to France Beijing is already gearing up for a fight.