Friday, April 3, 2015
Taiwan will not accept the designation of "Taiwan, China" in order to become a member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB, 亞投行), according to comments made by Foreign Minister David Lin (林永樂) yesterday at the Legislative Yuan.1 Comment
Thursday, April 2, 2015
The great maritime feats by Zheng He (鄭和) in the Ming Dynasty may have been achieved six centuries earlier by a diplomat of the Tang Dynasty, according to a recent TV program aired by China Shaanxi Broadcasting Corp. (SXBC),
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
China signaled on Tuesday that Taiwan would not be allowed to join the Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which is seen as a counterweight to the U.S.-based World Bank.2 Comments
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday said that mainland Chinese media reports that unanimously claimed that he supports "One China" were taken out of context.2 Comments
Monday, March 30, 2015
China's top negotiator with Taiwan said Sunday that the mainland does not feel there should be a problem with Taiwan's application for membership in the Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
China's Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) initiative is a means to achieve its goal of bolstering regional integration and connectivity through its "One Belt, One Road" strategy, Lu Chung-ta, director of investments and marketing at Shin Kong Investment Trust Co.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
A new round of talks on a trade-in-goods agreement between Taiwan and China is expected to make a leap by shifting discussions to substantive issues from technical matters, sources from the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Saturday.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Hong Kong's press freedom is deteriorating, according to the results of a survey released Friday.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Taiwan's advantage over China in term of air defense may have been lost as the People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently added a fleet of new airborne early warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft to its Air Force, a global defense magazine reported on Thursday.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Recent comments by Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) indicate that China's bottom line ahead of Taiwan's 2016 presidential election is "one China," a senior official at an American think tank said on Tuesday.1 Comment
China has expressed approval of an idea from former Vice President Vincent Siew (蕭萬長) of Taiwan to hold a cross Taiwan Strait forum in Kinmen, based on the approach of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA, 博鰲論壇), according to China's Taiwan Affairs Office spokeswoman Fan Liqing (范麗青).
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
A total of 9.35 million people from Taiwan and China visited each other's country in 2014, prompting cross-Taiwan Strait tourism promotion organizations to call for upgrades in services to attract more visitors.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Mainland Affairs Council Chairman Andrew Hsia (夏立言) yesterday confirmed reports that China will officially begin using the M503 flight route on March 29 when responding to questions in the Legislative Yuan. China released an updated Notice to Airman (NOTAM) detailing the new flight route to pilots.1 Comment
Friday, March 20, 2015
A rockfall in southwestern China's Guangxi Province left seven people dead and 19 others injured, including eight Taiwanese tourists who sustained minor injuries, the Tourism Bureau said Thursday.