A Taiwanese court has sentenced a former intelligence officer to 18 years in prison for reportedly working as a double agent and spying for China as relations worsen with Beijing.
A total of 198 Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects have been forcibly deported to China since April, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, 陸委會) said during a press conference on Thursday.
Taiwan's government on Wednesday emphasized the importance of cross-strait communication a day after a Chinese official pegged the island's participation in the upcoming International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) meeting to acceptance of the "1992 Consensus."
The Foreign Ministry has expressed grave concern over the Cambodian government's decision Tuesday to deport 13 Taiwanese fraud suspects to China instead of repatriating them to Taiwan for prosecution.
The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) rebutted charges by the government led by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Monday of damaging Taiwan's dignity and sovereignty after a group of eight local government chiefs met China's top Taiwan affairs official in Beijing the previous day.
Eight city and county government leaders of Taiwan held a "breakthrough" meeting with Beijing officials Sunday, urging China to seek ways to "reset and restart" cross-strait ties.
The heads of eight cities and counties controlled by non-Democratic Progressive Party administrations arrived in Beijing Saturday to promote tourism.
Foreign Minister David Lee (李大維) has called on mainland China to not obstruct Taiwan's participation in the upcoming International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) assembly.
Beijing reiterated Wednesday that Taipei must accept the "one China" policy as a precondition for the island's participation in international organizations, including the upcoming International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) meeting in Canada.
Describing the current state of cross-strait relations as akin to "squabbling adults," representatives of Taiwanese enterprises working in China called for urgent action from Taiwan's government on Wednesday, during an event in Taichung.