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The annual twin-city forum between Taipei and Shanghai will be held this year on Aug. 23 in Taiwan's capital, despite cooling relations across the Taiwan Strait, according to a Taipei City government spokesman on Friday.
 
Five Taiwanese nationals who were allegedly involved in telecom fraud from a base in Kenya and were deported to China on Monday have been put in a detention center in Beijing, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, 陸委會) confirmed late Tuesday.
 
A Chinese national who was injured while working on a fishing boat in waters near Taiwan was airlifted to Taipei for treatment early Wednesday with the help of the military, the Ministry of National Defense said later that day.
 
Following the latest in a series of telecom fraud cases in which Taiwanese suspects caught in Kenya have been taken to China to face trial there at the demand of Beijing, a Foreign Ministry official said Tuesday that Beijing will seek to bring more Taiwanese suspects to China to be tried there.
 
Taiwan protested to Beijing on Monday after five R.O.C. nationals, who were acquitted of telecom fraud in Kenya last Friday, were deported to China.
 
Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Saturday denied that two top former officials affiliated with the Kuomintang (KMT) party have been forced out of their positions as board members of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), saying that the two have "resigned in recent days."
 
Visitors from China and Hong Kong are the top two groups that have been traveling to Taiwan so far this summer, travel portal site Skyscanner said Wednesday.
 
Diplomats from the two sides of the Taiwan Strait had a brief confrontation in a Kenyan court last month, after the Kenyan authorities postponed the trial of five R.O.C. nationals suspected of telecommunications fraud, a Foreign Ministry official said on Tuesday.
 
An application by group of retired military personnel to visit a Taiwan-controlled island in the disputed South China Sea is still being processed and no final decision has been made, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said on Tuesday.
 
Police authorities in Taiwan have recently arrested nine suspects allegedly involved in setting up a fake mainland Chinese government website that was used to scam potential victims in China, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has announced.
 
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