Friday, November 13, 2015
The government confirmed yesterday that there would be no formal meeting between former Vice President Vincent Siew and mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping at next week's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Manila. The likelihood of another high profile meeting between the two sides was seen as unlikely following last week's historic meeting between President Ma Ying-jeou and Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
President Ma Ying-jeou's (馬英九) historic Nov. 7 meeting with his mainland Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping (習近平) was an impressive achievement, even though Taiwanese and the world have given him scant appreciation, according to a U.S. scholar.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
The following is the full text of Republic of China President Ma Ying-jeou's (馬英九) remarks in a historic meeting with his mainland Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping (習近平) in Singapore on Nov. 7:
(4) Establishment of a cross-strait hotline to handle important or urgent matters. As we have just mentioned, a liaison mechanism is already in place between the heads of the Straits Exchange Foundation and the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits, as well as between the deputy heads of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) and the Taiwan Affairs Office.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, 陸委會), in an attempt to mollify speculation revolving around President Ma Ying-jeou's alleged omission of "one China, respective interpretations" in the Ma-Xi meeting Saturday, released the transcript of the speech that Ma made during the closed-door meeting yesterday.1 Comment
Monday, November 9, 2015
Industry leaders and the Finance Ministry share a positive appraisal of Saturday's summit between Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou and Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Singapore.
The key concern after the Nov. 7 meeting between President Ma Ying-jeou and Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Singapore is whether the two sides will continue on a path of peaceful development, Taiwanese scholars said Sunday.
Chinese state media warned Taiwan against pursuing independence Sunday, a day after a historic meeting between the leaders of the mainland and the island it calls its own.
An American expert on Chinese law and government praised President Ma Ying-jeou on Saturday for doing his own press conference after his historic meeting with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Singapore.
In my meeting with Mr. Xi, we exchanged views on cross-strait relations, peaceful development and the consolidation of peace, and the status quo of prosperity.