Thursday, April 17, 2014
Beijing reiterated its insistence yesterday that a service trade agreement with Taiwan be kept intact and implemented as is amid widespread opposition to the pact in Taiwan and suggestions that parts of it be renegotiated.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Non-technological firms are poised to gain from signing the Cross-Strait Trade in Goods Agreement, and this will prevent Taiwan from being marginalized in the global market, government officials said yesterday.
Taiwan's top negotiator with China departed yesterday for his first cross-Taiwan Strait visit this year.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Beijing and Taipei have decided to carry on normally with cross-Taiwan Strait relations following an occupation of Taiwan's parliament by students, but it is unclear how long the status quo can last, an article in The Diplomat said Saturday.
Chinese public organizations have canceled almost all of their scheduled group visits to Taiwan amid student-led protests against a controversial trade-in-services agreement with China, an industry insider said recently.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
The recent student-led protests have elicited different views within Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on what the movement means for the party's policy toward China, with some questioning the growing opinion that the party should adopt a softer line.
Beijing has taken a rational view of the recent protests in Taiwan against the Cross-Strait Trade in Services Agreement and has not exerted any pressure on Taipei on the matter, Mainland Affairs Council Minister Wang Yu-chi said yesterday.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Zhang Zhijun, Minister of Beijing's Taiwan Affairs Office under the State Council, believes that the recent Sunflower student movement has given him more reason to come to Taiwan, and he hopes to make a visit before the end of June, he said yesterday.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
A former vice president of the World Bank wanted in Taiwan as a defector indicated his support Wednesday for Taiwan's pursuit of freer trade for the sake of growth.
Former Vice President Vincent Siew headed yesterday for China's Hainan Province, where he will attend this year's Boao Forum for Asia annual conference that will run through Friday.