Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Hsia Li-yan had a brief meeting on Thursday with Chen Yuanfeng, deputy minister of China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO), who is currently in Taiwan on a short visit, the MAC said.
Former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) has indicated that he has never advocated Taiwanese independence, arguing that the island had already achieved substantive independence as indicated in the Chinese language version of his book which was released locally on Tuesday. Lee published "Remaining Life: My Life's Journey and Taiwan's Road to Democracy" initially in Japan in 2014.
Zhang Zhijun, head of mainland China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO), called his Taiwan counterpart Monday on a telephone hotline between the two sides to convey condolences to the families of those killed in a Feb. 6 earthquake.
The Obama administration said Thursday it is urging China and Taiwan to maintain dialogue amid concern that the election of an independence-leaning party on the island could heighten tensions in one of Asia's security hotspots.1 Comment
The Presidential Office building, formerly the Taiwan Governor-General's office during the Japanese colonial period, is on the list of must-see attractions by Chinese tourists, who comprise the lion's share of foreign visitors to the center of Taiwan's political power and national historic site.
Reporters surrounded the wife and son of Huang An (黃安) at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Thursday as the two embarked on a trip to Beijing to visit the embattled Taiwanese entertainer.5 Comments
Taiwan will not allow visa-free entry to Chinese passengers making transit stops in Taiwan en route to third countries at the present time, the head of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said.
Two Chinese passengers arrived in Taiwan Monday morning en route to Thailand, making history as the first ever Chinese air travelers to make a transit stop in Taiwan.
The first group of Chinese air travelers who will make a transit through Taiwan before flying to a third foreign destination are expected to arrive in Taoyuan International Airport Monday evening, tourism sources said Sunday.
Taiwan's Coast Guard Administration (CGA) launched an expanded operation Saturday to crack down on poaching in many of the country's territorial waters by Chinese fishing boats.