Monday, March 24, 2014
The head of the General Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan said yesterday it will host a series of hearings this week for businesses in the local service sector to give their views on the benefits and disadvantages of a controversial trade pact with China.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
The government needs to ease people's fear of China, because it is the government's lack of transparency that is largely responsible for the prolonged dispute over the cross-Taiwan Strait trade-in-services agreement, a former national security adviser to President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday.1 Comment
Friday, March 21, 2014
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) yesterday during the Cabinet's weekly meeting stressed that the Cross-Strait Trade in Services Agreement is not a backroom deal and will bring positive effects to Taiwan.
The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said yesterday that the Cross-Strait Trade in Services Agreement has more advantages than disadvantages with regard to Taiwan's development, adding that it will strengthen communications with the Legislative Yuan and the public.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Around 200 Taiwanese students and activists were locked in a tense standoff with police Wednesday after they stormed the parliament in a bid to thwart government efforts to ratify a contentious trade agreement with China.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Taiwanese coast guard officers were not abducted by a Chinese boat during an inspection mission conducted last Saturday, Coast Guard Administration (CGA, 海巡署) Minister Wang Ginn-wang (王進旺) said yesterday during a Legislative hearing.
Friday, March 14, 2014
The Legislative Yuan yesterday failed to deliberate a single article of the Cross-Strait Trade in Services Agreement as the ruling party and opposition lawmakers still argue over the regulated procedures to review the pact.
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) released a recent cross-strait survey in its China Affairs Committee (CAC) meeting yesterday that sparked debate, with many criticizing the party for trying to “boycott” all China-related issues.
An Air Force major and a karaoke club owner have been indicted for disclosing military secrets to China, prosecutors in Kaohsiung said yesterday.1 Comment
Spring Airlines, a Shanghai-based budget carrier, launched a “love flight” from Shanghai to Taipei yesterday, carrying seven Chinese men and seven Chinese women on an onboard blind date.