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Thursday, March 6, 2014
Taiwan -- APEC still best for Ma-Xi meeting: ROC official
The best venue for a meeting between Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou and China's President Xi Jinping (習近平) would be the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, a Taiwanese official reiterated Wednesday at a meeting with foreign diplomats based in Taiwan.
Despite warming cross-strait ties, China has continued to enhance its combat capabilities and will be capable of launching a full-scale military attack against Taiwan by 2020, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said in a report to the Legislative Yuan yesterday.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
There is plenty of “room for imagination” about a proposed summit between the leaders of China and Taiwan, including the possibility of holding the meeting in a third territory, a local newspaper quoted a Chinese official as saying Tuesday.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
According to a recently released survey, 63.1 percent of the public are in favor of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) setting up a mechanism for routine communication with its mainland Chinese counterpart, the Taiwan Affairs Office, while 70 percent are in favor of the government arranging TAO Minister Zhang Zhijun's visit to Taiwan under the principles of equality and dignity.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) Chairman Lin Join-sane (林中森) yesterday said that as long as the SEF and the Beijing-based Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) reach a consensus over an agreement, and as long as the public is supportive, cross-strait pacts can be signed anytime.
China's chief negotiator with Taiwan Chen Deming fulfilled his wish to see the giant panda cub at Taipei Zoo, making a visit there yesterday before leaving Taiwan at the end of a three-day trip.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Taiwan -- SEF, ARATS finalize pact on weather, earthquake exchange
Cross-strait negotiators yesterday signed agreements on meteorological exchanges and earthquake monitoring.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
An agreement on meteorological cooperation that Taiwan and China are expected to sign on Thursday will not cover air pollution control, an issue of growing public concern in Taiwan, cross-strait officials said Wednesday.
Taiwan -- Taiwan looks for more cross-strait economic inroads
Taiwan's top negotiator with China told his Chinese counterpart Wednesday during a meeting in Taipei that he hopes the two intermediary bodies that handle cross-Taiwan Strait negotiations will focus more on economic cooperation and promote the two sides' integration into regional economic systems.
Officials from the two sides of the Taiwan Strait were scheduled to start a preparatory meeting yesterday for the 10th round of cross-strait talks since 2008, during which two agreements on meteorological exchanges and earthquake monitoring are expected to be signed.
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