This file photo shows books published in traditional Chinese characters being displayed inside Classic Code Cafe in Beijing, China. It is an all-traditional-Chinese cafe that highlights Taiwanese culture, in contrast to the simplified Chinese characters in use in China.
Taiwan's China policy maker, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), will draw up a new model for interaction between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait and will implement it this year, MAC head Chang Hsiao-yueh (張小月) announced Wednesday.
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), who is in Nicaragua as part of a Central American tour, has been briefed by senior national security officials in Taipei to stay aware of the latest developments of a Chinese aircraft carrier that is sailing north through the Taiwan Strait Wednesday.
Beijing's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) stated Wednesday that it "could not confirm" whether its aircraft carrier Liaoning would pass through the Taiwan Strait after Taiwan's Defense Ministry stated the ship had entered the island's air defense identification zone this morning.
Clare Hollingworth, a British war correspondent who was the first to report the Nazi invasion of Poland that marked the beginning of World War II, died in Hong Kong on Tuesday. She was 105.
US president-elect Donald Trump often railed against Chinese trade practice during his campaign. On Monday, it was a different approach after he met with Jack Ma, the billionaire founder and executive chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Ltd, with Trump saying: "Jack and I are going to do some great things".
China has planned to launch up to eight new generation navigation satellites into space this year, according to researchers from the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System.
A Chinese state media outlet has reported that three alleged assailants wanted in relation to a 2015 terrorist incident have been killed in the country's far northwest.
China said Monday it "firmly opposed" a meeting between Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen and Senator Ted Cruz, as a state-run newspaper warned of "revenge" against President-elect Donald Trump should he abandon the One China policy.1 Comment
The city authorities has vowed to take tougher measures, including launching environmental police force to address the painstaking smog problem this year.