Thursday, February 27, 2014
Officials from the two sides of the Taiwan Strait were scheduled to start a preparatory meeting yesterday for the 10th round of cross-strait talks since 2008, during which two agreements on meteorological exchanges and earthquake monitoring are expected to be signed.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday that the administration's concept of “mutual non-recognition of sovereignty and mutual non-denial of jurisdiction” between the two sides of the strait was inspired by East and West Germany's policies of separating jurisdiction and sovereignty before the two sides were united.
The president of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), Chen Deming (陳德銘), is scheduled to arrive in Taiwan today for the 10th round of high-level Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF)-ARATS talks.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council Minister Wang Yu-chi and China's chief negotiator with Taiwan, Chen Deming, will meet in Taipei Feb. 27, according to sources in the Taipei-based Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF).
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Mainland China agreed to consider the possibility of allowing Chinese tourists to use Taiwan as a transit point to travel to other countries, Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF, 海基會) announced yesterday.
Chinese Communist Party General-Secretary Xi Jinping understands the minds of the Taiwanese people and what they want and desire, based on his long-time observation and in-depth study of the “Taiwan question,” a Chinese cabinet-level official was quoted as saying yesterday.1 Comment
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Former Vice President Lien Chan (連戰) said yesterday that cross-strait cultural exchanges and educational cooperation are conducive for the cultivation of talents; however, both sides of the strait should push for results in a gradual manner with patience and confidence.
Major Chinese media outlets avoided any mention of the Republic of China, Taiwan's official name, in reports on Tuesday's meeting in Beijing between Lien Chan (連戰), the honorary chairman of Taiwan's Kuomintang, and Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平).
Referring to the recent meeting between former Vice President Lien Chan (連戰) and Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping (習近平), President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday that meetings like these can help both sides of the strait increase mutual trust.