Thursday, January 9, 2014
Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Wang Yu-chi (王郁琦) yesterday denied that concessions had been made in exchange for the planned meeting between himself and his mainland Chinese counterpart, Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) Director Zhang Zhijun (張志軍).
The minister of culture accused China yesterday of being “unilateral” and “rude” in comments she made on a proposal offered by China at a cross-Taiwan Strait media forum late last month.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Coast guard authorities on the outlying island of Kinmen vowed Monday to step up a crackdown on encroaching Chinese fishing boats and sand dredgers to protect the waters surrounding the Taiwan-controlled island.
Foreign Minister David Lin (林永樂) said yesterday that there is a chance that President Ma Ying-jeou will be able to attend the upcoming APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Beijing.
More than two dozen Chinese warships were launched in 2013, a year of rapid development for the naval branch of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), according to Chinese and Hong Kong media reports.
The effective start of cross-strait pacts on investment protection and customs cooperation has made the top of a list of the 10 most important news items for China-based Taiwanese businesspeople last year, according to a local business association.
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Prosecutors in the southern city of Tainan have brought up charges against an alleged gang leader who they say gathered confidential information for China and tried to recruit Taiwanese servicemen as spies.
Friday, January 3, 2014
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday that Taiwan maintained close contact with Japanese authorities during the rescue of a Chinese national who tried to land a hot-air balloon on a disputed island in the East China Sea on Wednesday.1 Comment
Thursday, January 2, 2014
A law amendment that streamlines the entry of Chinese people to Taiwan took effect yesterday, making it more convenient for certain Chinese nationals to visit Taiwan.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Mainland Affairs Council Minister Wang Yu-chi (王郁琦) said yesterday that if President Ma Ying-jeou were to meet Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping, the APEC Leaders' Meeting would be the only suitable occasion.