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Monday, June 30, 2014
China's top official in charge of Taiwan affairs has described his just-concluded trip to Taiwan as “a successful visit,” even though there were “some situations.”
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin promoted tourism in Taiwan during two meetings in Beijing on Friday, telling one Chinese official that Taiwan is hoping to attract 10 million international visitors a year to Taiwan by 2016.
China should take the initiative in extending an olive branch to Taiwan by reducing its military threat and supporting Taiwan's bid to join the international community, a Taiwanese official involved in China policy issues said Friday.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Taiwan -- Formal cross-strait channel founded: Zhang
Beijing's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) Minister Zhang Zhijun (張志軍) yesterday arrived in Taiwan, marking the first time that a top-ranked cross-strait representative has stepped foot on Taiwan proper in an official capacity.
Taiwan -- Sunflower leaders protest TAO official's visit
Sunflower movement student leaders Lin Fei-fan (林飛帆) and Chen Wei-ting (陳為廷) yesterday led dozens of people to protest outside the Novotel near Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport against the meeting between Director of the Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) Zhang Zhijun and Chairman of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Wang Yu-chi.
A former secretary-general of Taiwan's National Security Council said Tuesday that since Xi Jinping (習近平) took the helm of China in March 2013, he has taken the initiative more than his predecessor and has paid more attention to the psychology of the Taiwanese people.
The head of China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO, 國台辦) will engage in direct dialogue with ordinary Taiwanese during his current visit to Taiwan, as evolving cross-Taiwan Strait relations require stronger trust between the two sides, the office said Wednesday.
President Ma Ying-je ou yesterday during the Kuomintang's (KMT) Central Standing Committee meeting reiterated that he still sees the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting this coming November as the best opportunity for a potential meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Taiwan -- China sends minister to Taiwan for first time
China's most senior official ever to visit Taiwan arrived on the island Wednesday to discuss setting up liaison offices, sparking angry confrontations between pro-independence protesters and riot police.
Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Wang Yu-chi (王郁琦) said yesterday that he will not initiate a discussion on the topic of a hypothetical “Ma-Xi meeting” with Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) Minister Zhang Zhijun (張志軍) during Zhang's visit in Taiwan.
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