Tuesday, January 27, 2015
China plans to hold a grand military parade in September as part of celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Sino-Japanese War 1937-1945, according to a Hong Kong newspaper.
The Cross-Strait Economic Cooperation Committee will hold a regular meeting Jan. 29 to review the implementation of the landmark Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) and its follow-up agenda, the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF, 海基會) announced Monday.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Taiwan's minister of mainland affairs is expected to meet his Chinese counterpart in Kinmen, a Taiwan-controlled island group off southern China, next month for talks on issues including four controversial new flight routes Beijing intends to open in March.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Beijing's latest revelation that it is willing to hold discussions with Taiwan over its plan to open four flight routes close to the median line of the Taiwan Strait, is “a new development” in the controversy, while Washington said it is pleased to see the two parties talk, a Taiwanese foreign affairs official said Sunday.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Taiwan has made clear its objection to China's unilateral decision to implement new flight routes in the Taiwan Strait with the U.S. and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Foreign Minister David Lin (林永樂) said yesterday.
A military expert in Macau has said it is unwise for China to announce four new flight routes just west of the dividing line in the Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and China, a Hong Kong Chinese-language newspaper said.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
A well-known Taiwanese cartoonist has posted two cartoons online about the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in an apparent show of unity with the magazine after it was hit by a deadly terrorist attack.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Hong Kong is banning Taiwanese eggs, effective immediately, following the recent discovery of a new H5N2 avian influenza strain and the H5N8 flu virus at goose and duck farms in southern Taiwan, Hong Kong authorities announced Monday.
A Chinese woman who had been hiding in Taiwan for several years to avoid prosecution in China for her alleged involvement in illegal business operations, was repatriated to China recently after being tracked down and arrested by Taiwanese authorities, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) said Monday.
Economics Minister John Deng (鄧振中) expressed optimism yesterday the government will be able to sign a trade-in-goods agreement with China this year and win a long-deferred endorsement from the Legislature for the trade-in-services pact signed in June 2013.