Thursday, February 26, 2015
The number of Chinese tourist arriving and departing from Taiwan's outlying island county of Kinmen via direct cross Taiwan Strait shipping links totaled 11,902 during the Feb. 18 23 Lunar New Year holiday, the National Immigration Agency said.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping (習近平) will take action if he sees the China policy of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) presidential candidate as hurting the stability of cross-Taiwan Strait ties, .............2 Comments
Deputy Defense Minister Andrew Hsia (夏立言) said Monday that taking over as head of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, 陸委會) will be a great challenge, and he anticipated calling on preceding MAC chiefs to help him familiarize himself with his new job.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Taiwan's coast guard has intensified actions to crack down on poaching in the seas northeast of the island, expelling 13 Chinese fishing boats from its waters over the past two days, the Coast Guard Administration said Saturday.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Taiwanese contract electronics makers Wistron Corp. (緯創) and Compal Electronics Inc. (仁寶) have been named as suppliers to Apple Inc., according to a report on the website of the U.S. electronics giant.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
A deputy head of Taiwan's China affairs agency said Wednesday that the government in Taipei has always considered Taiwan and mainland China to be two areas of the same country -- "one Republic of China, two areas." (一國兩區)1 Comment
Friday, January 30, 2015
The seventh Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement Committee Meeting (兩岸經濟合作委員會) convened yesterday at The Grand Hotel, with Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) Deputy Secretary-General Shih Hui-fen (施惠芬).
Thursday, January 29, 2015
China has invited Taiwan for further communications on technical issues related to its planned opening of four fight routes west of the median line of the Taiwan Strait, but it did not seem inclined to adjust the routes that have angered Taiwan.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
China plans to hold a grand military parade in September as part of celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Sino-Japanese War 1937-1945, according to a Hong Kong newspaper.
The Cross-Strait Economic Cooperation Committee will hold a regular meeting Jan. 29 to review the implementation of the landmark Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) and its follow-up agenda, the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF, 海基會) announced Monday.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Taiwan's minister of mainland affairs is expected to meet his Chinese counterpart in Kinmen, a Taiwan-controlled island group off southern China, next month for talks on issues including four controversial new flight routes Beijing intends to open in March.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Beijing's latest revelation that it is willing to hold discussions with Taiwan over its plan to open four flight routes close to the median line of the Taiwan Strait, is "a new development" in the controversy, while Washington said it is pleased to see the two parties talk, a Taiwanese foreign affairs official said Sunday.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Taiwan has made clear its objection to China's unilateral decision to implement new flight routes in the Taiwan Strait with the U.S. and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Foreign Minister David Lin (林永樂) said yesterday.
A military expert in Macau has said it is unwise for China to announce four new flight routes just west of the dividing line in the Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and China, a Hong Kong Chinese-language newspaper said.