Hong Kong should step back from the brink: Taiwan-Hong Kong council chairwoman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hong Kong should step back from the brink and engage in dialogue, ’the chairwoman of a semi-official body handling relations with the former British territory said T...

2 Chinese immigrant women injured in Puyuma Express derailment in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two Chinese immigrant women were injured in yesterday's (Oct. 21) deadly derailment of a Puyuma Express train that killed 18 and injured 190 in northeastern Taiwan's Yi...

Taiwan wants to invite China's top cross-strait negotiator to visit

The Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) is willing to invite the head of its counterpart in China to visit Taiwan this year, as 2018 is a milestone for the two organizations, a spokeswoman for the SEF s...

Taiwan sets up hotline for its people studying, working in China

The Taipei-based Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) opened a telephone hotline Friday to provide services to Taiwanese young people studying or working in China. SEF Chairwoman Chang Hsiao-yueh (張小月...

New migrants on Taiwan’s Kinmen Islands celebrate with NIA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On May 1, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) invited new migrants and their families, foreign laborers and foreign teachers on the island of Kinmen close to China to a ...

Former head of Taiwan's MAC assumes chair of Straits Exchange Foundation

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Chang Hsiao-yueh (張小月), a former chief of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), assumed office Tuesday as chairwoman of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), the semi-official intermedi...

Reshuffle a response to Taiwan sovereignty supporters: analysts

Taipei, Feb. 23 (CNA) Friday's government reshuffle reflects President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) desire to enhance Taiwan's national security and clear doubts among supporters about her adminis...

Taiwan replaces foreign, defense and China ministers in reshuffle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan replaced the ministers in charge of foreign affairs, national defense and relations with China in a wide-ranging reshuffle affecting national security departments F...

MAC minister urges new approach to cross-strait relations

The political baggage of the past must be cast aside and new modes of thinking embraced in order to keep cross-strait relations on a positive development track for the benefit of the people of both si...

China’s former U.N. envoy joins Taiwan Affairs Office as No.2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s former ambassador to the United Nations, Liu Jieyi (劉結一), has been appointed vice chairman of the Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO, 國台辦), the Chinese government&rs...

Taiwan condemns North Korean apparent nuke test

Taipei, Sept. 3 -- Taiwan on Sunday condemned North Korea's alleged nuclear test earlier that day, following the conclusion of a national security meeting presided over by President Tsai Ing-wen (...

Taiwan prepares for growing threat amid tensions on Korean Peninsula

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan government convened a meeting Friday attended by heads of national security and defense, finance and economy and overseas compatriot departments to discuss step...

China warns against intervention over detained Taiwanese man

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing on Wednesday warned outside groups against seeking to intervene in the case of a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist detained in China, saying that would complicate matters and har...

MAC vetoes Sina Weibo account for SEF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Mainland Affairs Council said Friday it could not agree to the Straits Exchange Foundation applying for an account on the Sina Weibo social media platform which would requir...

MAC calls for early passage of cross-strait agreement oversight bill

The head of the Cabinet-level Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Tuesday that she hoped a bill to monitor cross-Taiwan Strait pacts will clear the legislative floor as soon as possible and that negot...