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 "...

Taiwan's MAC chief and Kaohsiung Mayor hold strategic dialogue on cross-strait issues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Jan. 23, the Minister of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) met with Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) for a public discussion on cross-...

Taiwan mainland affairs minister sets forth three proposals to ensure cross-strait stability

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) set out three proposals for maintaining peaceful and stable cross-strait relations in a New Year press ...

Taiwan Cabinet spokesperson, labor and culture ministers stay on

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cabinet spokesperson Kolas Yotaka, Labor Minister Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春), and Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) will retain their positions in the new Cabinet led by inco...

Taiwan foreign, defense and China ministers to stay on

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮), Defense Minister Yen De-fa (嚴德發), Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) and Minister without Portfolio Audrey Tang (唐鳳) ...

President Tsai exhorts Beijing to notify Taiwan on African swine fever situation in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a press conference held Tuesday morning, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) firmly expressed that Beijing should notify the Taiwan government of the situation regarding the A...

Former China envoy to visit Taiwan for condolence purpose only, skips meeting with Lien Chan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Chen Yunlin (陳雲林), the former head of the semi-official Beijing-based Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits, will visit Taiwan on Thursday Dec. 20 to mourn the pas...

Renovated desalination plant for Kinmen starts operations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Greater Kinmen Desalination Plant started operations Monday, Oct. 15. After a year of renovation work, the plant will now supply residents and tourists in the wate...

Taiwanese with China 'resident permits' may be unable to serve in military or law enforcement: MAC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Minister of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) spoke to the media on Monday, Oct. 8 and issued some statements concerning the new Chine...

Proposed bill would revoke citizenship for Taiwanese who adopt new Chinese IDs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to an announcement by Beijing that Taiwanese living in China would be eligible for "smart residence cards" starting this month, an amendment is being prop...

Taiwan urges China to work out rules for interaction with Taiwan

WASHINGTON (CNA) -- Taiwan's minister of mainland affairs on Wednesday put forth a candid and practical proposal for both sides of the Taiwan Strait to work out rules for an orderly interaction. ...

Taiwan Minister likely to anger Beijing by meeting with US officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s MAC Minister Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) will visit Washington D.C. later this week, in what will be the first instance of a cabinet level official under the Tsai ...

Taiwan's MAC minister to discuss cross-strait policy in US: MAC

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) announced Thursday that Minister Chen Ming-tong will visit the United States later this month but declined to disclose his itinerary. During a pre...

Planned visit by Taiwan MAC head to Washington confirmed

A plan for Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) to visit Washington in July is currently being scheduled and the MAC is working to fill two vice ministerial vacancies at the Ca...

Top Taiwan Minister headed to Washington in July to meet US officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese government minister is reportedly preparing to visit the Washington D.C. to meet with senior State Department officials in July, according to sources in Washin...