Thursday, December 18, 2014
Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, 陸委會) Minister Wang Yu-chi (王郁琦) said yesterday at the Kuomintang (KMT) weekly Central Standing Committee meeting that the MAC would like to strengthen exchanges between Taiwan and China through Taiwanese youth, grassroots groups and locals.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
China's top negotiator with Taiwan Chen Deming proposed more exchanges in biotechnology across the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday, when he toured the Hsinchu Science Park on the last day of his eight-day visit.
Chinese authorities may reduce the time needed to process exit permits for citizens en route to Taiwan, a move expected to complement the introduction of landing visas for Chinese citizens on several Taiwan-controlled islands, a Taiwanese tourism official said.
Monday, December 15, 2014
China's top negotiator with Taiwan met Sunday in Tainan with Dharma Master Cheng Yen (證嚴法師), founder of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, to explore collaborative opportunities in cross-Taiwan Strait volunteer endeavors.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
China's top negotiator with Taiwan expressed optimism about cross-strait relations as he continued a round-the-island visit yesterday.1 Comment
Friday, December 12, 2014
Prosecutors on Thursday indicted eight protesters for attempting to block the motorcade of a senior Chinese official during a landmark visit to the island in June, which sparked furious protests.
The next round of cross-Taiwan Strait technical talks on a trade-in-goods agreement will be held Dec. 15 in Beijing, Economics Minister John Deng said Thursday.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
When asked by media if China would be waiting for Taiwan to pass the Cross-Strait Trade in Services Agreement (兩岸服務貿易協議), Chen Deming (陳德銘), president of China's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS, 海協會), confirmed the sentiment though he emphasized that the time frame would be within two years and not after two years.
Exchange traded funds (ETFs) issued in Taiwan and linked to A shares in China took a beating Wednesday morning as investors took cues from a plunge on the Chinese equity market a session earlier, dealers said.
Shares in Taiwan closed sharply lower Wednesday as market sentiment was dampened by losses suffered by other regional markets amid fears over further fund outflows from the region, dealers said.