Tuesday, December 29, 2015
The government announced on Monday that it would expand the admission quota for mainland Chinese students pursuing associate to bachelor's degrees (專升本) in Taiwan starting next year. It added that the decision was not a political move before national elections in January to offer National Health Insurance (NHI) coverage to Chinese students studying in Taiwan in exchange for China to loosen restrictions on cross-strait educational exchange.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Tsai Ing-wen, chairwoman and presidential candidate of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), said Sunday that she holds a rational attitude toward cross-Taiwan Strait relations and believes that China will interact with her party in a rational manner if she is elected.1 Comment
Friday, December 18, 2015
Mainland China has summoned the U.S. envoy to protest Washington's sale of warships to Taiwan, as part of a massive US$1.8 billion arms package, Beijing said Thursday.
Richard C. Bush, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, said in a recent essay that he would prefer to see China take a hard line during Taiwan's election campaign then adopt a cautious stance thereafter.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
China has strongly criticized an expected U.S. arms sale to Taiwan, saying it should be canceled to avoid harming relations between Taipei and Beijing.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Mainland China's purchase of 24 Su-35s is aimed at securing air supremacy in the region and countering the F-22 fighters deployed by the United States in Okinawa, according to a Taiwanese expert on Russian weapons.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Taiwan and Macau are scheduled to sign an agreement Thursday to avoid double taxation on aviation business, according to Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC).
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
A group of academics from India and Taiwan said at a seminar in New Delhi yesterday that their two countries should redefine the one-China principle so as to build a new framework for bilateral cooperation.
Monday, December 7, 2015
China's point man for contacts and negotiations with Taiwan reiterated Sunday as he was preparing to head home to Beijing after a seven-day visit to the island that he will visit Taiwan again.
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Mainland China's chief negotiator for cross-strait affairs yesterday continued to be hounded by protesters, prompting him to describe such protests as an "incorrect form of democracy."