The United States on Tuesday urged both Taiwan and China to use "flexibility and creativity" to resume cross-strait talks, following President Tsai Ing-wen's National Day speech on Monday, which called on Beijing to engage in "positive dialogue."
President Tsai Ing-wen on Saturday reiterated a China policy that sought neither to confront nor kowtow to Beijing, but parties across the political spectrum urged her to give more specific answers to key cross-strait questions in her upcoming National Day speech.1 Comment
The army on Wednesday called off a planned test fire of a patriot missile defense system, after spotting a mainland Chinese coast guard vessel off the southeast shore of the outlying Orchid Island (蘭嶼).1 Comment
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) urged Beijing, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, to hold talks with her government, saying she is open to meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平), but without preconditions.1 Comment
Foreign Minister David Lee (李大維) struck a confident tone on Taiwan-Vatican ties Wednesday, stressing that the ongoing dialogue between Beijing and the Holy See was focused on "religious issues" only.
Former Vice President Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) called on China to engage in a "peaceful competition" with Taiwan, instead of doing things that would widen the psychological distance between people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.
Taxis congregate at a parking lot in Hualien's Taroko Gorge, Monday. This year's Golden Week holiday in mainland China has seen record decreases in group tour applications, leading to a conspicuous absence of tour buses that usually crowd the area.1 Comment
A survey released by Global Views Monthly (GVM, 遠見雜誌) Friday indicated increasing support for maintaining the status quo with regards to Taiwan's relations with China.
A Cabinet official for cross-strait affairs hinted Tuesday that China used the "1992 Consensus" as "an excuse" to bar Taiwan's participation in this year's International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) meeting in Montreal.
The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Wednesday urged China to maintain the status quo across the Taiwan Strait and continue the dialogue and communication between the two sides.