A man from China's coastal Zhejiang Province landed on the Taiwan-controlled outlying island of Kinmen off the Chinese coast in a rubber boat early Thursday, claiming that he came seeking freedom.
President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) pledged Wednesday that her administration will promote ties with mainland China based on democratic principles and on Taiwanese public opinion.
The Ministry of Justice (MOJ, 法務部) confirmed Saturday that 10 Taiwanese suspects wanted for telecommunications fraud operating out of the African nation of Uganda were apprehended by Chinese authorities on the mainland.1 Comment
A Taiwanese delegation on Thursday visited a detention center in Beijing where they talked via video link with several of the 45 Taiwanese suspects currently being detained on suspicion of involvement in a telecom fraud ring that was allegedly scamming people in mainland China from a base in Kenya.
President Ma Ying-jeou orchestrated warming ties in trade, tourism and transport, culminating in a historic handshake and chinwag with mainland China leader Xi Jinping in Singapore last November.
A 10-person delegation of Taiwanese legal officials will begin dialogue with mainland Chinese counterparts today, with the aim of bringing back Taiwanese nationals who were sent by Kenyan authorities to mainland China earlier this month.
President Ma Ying-jeou said Tuesday that the recent decrease in the number of tourists from China is a political matter.
A delegation will head to China on Wednesday to negotiate the fate of 45 Taiwanese nationals being detained in China for alleged telecommunications fraud, Justice Minister Luo Ying-shay said Monday.
Chinese officials deferred the Taiwanese government's search in China for evidence on the alleged telecom fraud schemes, stating they could not receive the investigation team since "internal negotiations are still ongoing and documents were under preparation," said Minister of Justice Luo Ying-shay (羅瑩雪) on Monday.
Premier Simon Chang (張善政) has vowed to proactively look into overseas telecommunications fraud cases involving Taiwanese suspects and Chinese victims and said he hopes a long-standing systematic model can be established to deal with similar cases through negotiations with China, Executive Yuan Spokesman Sun Lih-chyun (孫立群) said Sunday.