Two brothers from New Taipei won a sea swim held between Taiwan's Kinmen and China's Xiamen Sunday, the first time Taiwanese swimmers have taken the title in the annual event's eight-year history.
Taiwanese businesses should expand cooperation with their Chinese counterparts to create economic and trade ties that are complementary, President Tsai Ing-wen said Thursday during a meeting with local industry leaders.
Taiwan hopes China can understand that its recognition of the historical fact that understandings were reached between the two sides in 1992 is an important and friendly declaration, a Taiwanese official said Friday.
Claims that President Tsai Ing-wen rejected the "1992 Consensus" in an interview with the Washington Post were refuted by the Presidential Office Friday, which stressed that Tsai was only responding to the question at hand.
Mainland Chinese media on Friday said President Tsai Ing-wen's response in an interview with The Washington Post was the first time she had "officially refused to accept the '1992 Consensus.'"
Mainland China is "extremely dissatisfied" with Taiwan's safety measures for visiting mainland tourists, an official said Thursday, following the death of 26 people in a tour bus fire in Taoyuan.2 Comments
Premier Lin Chuan (林全) on Thursday directed related agencies to re-examine low-cost tours for Chinese nationals, after 24 tourists from China were killed in a fire that broke out in their tour bus two days ago.
Mainland Chinese officials arrived in Taiwan Wednesday to facilitate humanitarian arrangements immediately following a deadly accident involving Chinese tourists in Taiwan on Tuesday.
The families of 24 mainland Chinese people killed in a tour bus blaze in Taiwan July 19 will arrive Thursday to deal with the aftermath of the tragedy, according to the Travel Agent Association of the Republic of China (Taiwan).
Taiwan has been dropped from two lists ranking the most popular summer destinations among mainland Chinese tourists, sparking speculation that Beijing ordered the removal.