Hong Kong should recognize legal responsibility in murder case: Taiwan MAC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam's statement on Tuesday (Oct. 29) that she “does not know” when the murder suspect Chan Tong-kai (陳同佳) will b...

MAC chief says Taiwan ready to receive Hong Kong murder suspect

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After several days of mixed messages concerning self-confessed murder suspect Chan Tong-kai's (陳同佳) return from Hong Kong to Taiwan, Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Co...

PLA putting pressure on Xi Jinping over Taiwan: CSIS analyst

Taipei (Taiwan News) – According to a senior analyst at the Washington D.C.-based Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS), senior officials of China’s People’s Liberation A...

US State Department commits to helping Taiwan join international organizations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- U.S. State Department official Jonathan Moore stated his wish for Taiwan to join more international organizations in the face of continued pressure from China. Moore was spe...

Taiwan Legislature moves to limit activities of former officers in China

TAIPEI (CNA) -- An amendment bill to limit the activities of retired high-ranking Taiwanese military officers and other categories of former officials during visits to China cleared the committee stag...

Estimated 100,000 Taiwanese have applied for China residence permits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) said on Monday (May 6) that about 100,000 Taiwan nationals have applied for China residence permits,...

Foxconn tycoon now says Taiwan is part of ROC, not PRC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After saying that the "gods" were in agreement with him that "Taiwan is a part of China" on Thursday, Foxconn founder and prospective presidential Kuomintan...

Foxconn tycoon claims gods agree with him that 'Taiwan is part of China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Foxconn founder and prospective presidential Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Terry Gou (郭台銘) on Thursday (May 2) told reporters that Taiwan is a "part of China" and said t...

KMT legislator asks 'Why should Beijing abandon use of force?' against Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens are incredulous that Kuomingtang (KMT) lawmaker Kung Wen-Chi (孔文吉) on Monday (April 22) asked Minister of Mainland Affairs Council Chen Ming-tong (陳明通): &quo...

Those who support Taiwan should not shy away when confronted by Beijing: MAC minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Those who declare support for the Republic of China should not shy away when confronted by Beijing, said Minister of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Chen Ming-tong (陳明通...

Taiwan president protests China’s provocative fighter jet incursion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) lodged a strong protest on Monday (April 1) after China’s military aircraft crossed the Taiwan Strait median line, adding Taiwan will no...

Taiwan MAC investigates Han Kuo-yu's recent visit to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A special committee has been established to probe the nature of Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) recent visit to China. Han’s sojourn to China last week c...

Taiwan Foreign Minister rejects ‘One Country, Two Systems’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - China might think the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ formula is a sign of goodwill toward Taiwan, but opinion on the island would disagree, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳...

Premier favors tighter screening of visits by Chinese officials

Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Tuesday that he is in favor of imposing tighter screening for officials from China who apply to visit Taiwan. In addition, Chinese officials going beyond the state...

Premier Su won't sign independence referendum as 'Taiwan is already independent'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Tuesday during a Legislative Yuan question time that he would not sign a public referendum on Taiwan’s independence, because "...