In the south, the parliament voted to double its budget to cover military spending, and the north spent 20 percent of its budget on the military.
It is bringing the technologies of tropical farming to other parts of Latin America, and to Africa and Asia.
The money may not jump-start enough domestic spending, but signals to world leaders that China is engaged in resolving the global financial crisis.
Chen Shui-bian, once an anticorruption crusader, was detained Tuesday on charges that he embezzled millions of dollars in public funds.
The goal is continuity in international relationships with a clear break from Bush’s approach.
A yen for a familiar kind of fast food