Saturday, May 16, 2015
The heads of the top cross-Taiwan Strait negotiating bodies will meet May 23 on the outlying island of Kinmen, according to announcements made Friday by Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, 陸委會) and China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO, 國台辦).
The United States takes no stance on the so-called "1992 Consensus," the de facto U.S. embassy in Taiwan said yesterday.
Friday, May 15, 2015
President Ma Ying-jeou stated yesterday during an international conference on cross-strait relations that the "1992 Consensus" between Taiwan and mainland China was "recognized, and agreed to, by the respective parties" including the United States.2 Comments
Thursday, May 14, 2015
The arrival of a French naval delegation in Shanghai May 9 stirred up rumors that France might sell China two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships it had originally built for Russia.1 Comment
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
President Ma Ying-jeou on Monday reiterated his cross strait policy of using the "1992 Consensus" as the basis for maintaining the peaceful status quo between Taiwan and China.2 Comments
Monday, May 11, 2015
A new ferry route between Taiwan's outlying island of Matsu and China's Fujian Province is scheduled to be launched in July this year, shortening travel time between the two sides by around 70 minutes, an official said Sunday.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
The Chinese military's primary mission remains deterring Taiwan from declaring independence despite an overall reduction of tensions following the re-election of President Ma Ying-jeou in 2012, a Pentagon report said on Friday.2 Comments
Friday, May 8, 2015
President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday during an exhibit opening that denying the existence of the "1992 Consensus" could bring drastic changes to cross-strait relations, while criticizing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) stance on cross-strait policy as "hollow words" and "amounting only to sloganeering."
Thursday, May 7, 2015
China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO, 國台辦) slammed the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday for its seemingly vague stance regarding Taiwan's need for independence and its current call to maintain the status quo.2 Comments
Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) hit back at opponents during the party's weekly Central Standing Committee (CSC) meeting yesterday, in which he again called upon Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to clarify her cross-strait policy, saying that it was a necessary part of any responsible political party seeking election in Taiwan.