Taiwan's people should work hard to protect democracy in Taiwan and improve human rights so that Taiwan can "shine as a beacon to the people of China," said an exiled Chinese dissident and former political prisoner during a visit to Taipei.
One Taiwanese woman was killed in mainland China's Fujian province Saturday morning when a tour bus carrying 23 people overturned in a landslide, Mainland Affairs Council Deputy Minister Chiu Chui-cheng (邱垂正) said.
Confirmation that the visiting Shanghai delegation to the cross-strait cities forum in Taipei would be led by a member of a political organization tasked with "united front" tactics was downplayed by Taipei officials Friday.
The annual twin-city forum between Taipei and Shanghai will be held this year on Aug. 23 in Taiwan's capital, despite cooling relations across the Taiwan Strait, according to a Taipei City government spokesman on Friday.
Five Taiwanese nationals who were allegedly involved in telecom fraud from a base in Kenya and were deported to China on Monday have been put in a detention center in Beijing, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, 陸委會) confirmed late Tuesday.
A Chinese national who was injured while working on a fishing boat in waters near Taiwan was airlifted to Taipei for treatment early Wednesday with the help of the military, the Ministry of National Defense said later that day.
Following the latest in a series of telecom fraud cases in which Taiwanese suspects caught in Kenya have been taken to China to face trial there at the demand of Beijing, a Foreign Ministry official said Tuesday that Beijing will seek to bring more Taiwanese suspects to China to be tried there.
Taiwan protested to Beijing on Monday after five R.O.C. nationals, who were acquitted of telecom fraud in Kenya last Friday, were deported to China.
Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Saturday denied that two top former officials affiliated with the Kuomintang (KMT) party have been forced out of their positions as board members of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), saying that the two have "resigned in recent days."
Visitors from China and Hong Kong are the top two groups that have been traveling to Taiwan so far this summer, travel portal site Skyscanner said Wednesday.