Beijing on Wednesday described the "1992 Consensus" as "an issue that must be answered and cannot be evaded," in its first press conference following the swearing in of Republic of China President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on May 20 in Taiwan.
Taiwan's new president is "extreme" in her politics because she's an unmarried woman lacking the emotional balance provided by romantic and family life, a member of China's body for relations with the self-governing island wrote in a newspaper opinion piece.
The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Saturday Taiwan will continue to communicate with China despite Beijing's threat to cut off cross-strait communications if President Tsai Ing-wen does not commit her administration to the so-called "1992 Consensus."
Mainland China has expressed its dissatisfaction with the inauguration speech of President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday, describing it as an "incomplete test paper."
The new government will not resume negotiations on a trade-in-goods agreement with China until a law on cross-Taiwan Strait negotiation oversight is enacted, Economics Minister Lee Chih-kung said Friday.
Newly inaugurated President Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) pledged in her inaugural speech Friday that her administration will make efforts to maintain the existing mechanisms for dialogue and seek cooperation across the Taiwan Strait.
China has not reduced its military threat to Taiwan, as evidenced by its continued deployment of missiles aimed at the island and ongoing training of military personnel, Hsu Pei-shan, deputy minister of National Defense, said Thursday.
Mainland Chinese prosecutors have approved a request to arrest 76 suspects involved in Kenya-based telecom fraud, including 45 Taiwanese citizens who were forcibly deported to China in April, mainland police said Wednesday.
A group of Taiwanese fraud suspects deported from Malaysia to mainland China have confessed and will be tried on the mainland, according to the mainland Chinese authorities, despite an angry Taipei demanding they face justice at home.
May 20, 2016 marks a historic moment in Taiwan politics as Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will officially assume office, ending eight years of Kuomintang (KMT) rule.