Chinese suspected of spying on emails of 10 Taiwanese university scholars for 3 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The email accounts of over 10 cross-strait researchers at National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) have been hacked and spied on over the course of three years, and the Mai...

Taiwan makes U-turn on suitcase murder suspect, Hong Kong rejects plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After refusing to accept the surrender of a Hong Kong murder suspect without the official cooperation of the Special Administrative Region's government, Taiwan on Tues...

Tourism from China falls 68% year-on-year in September

Around 44,000 Chinese tourists visited Taiwan in September, constituting a year-on-year decline of 68 percent, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) announced on Thursday. The decline follows Beijing ...

Missing Taiwanese man confirmed to be in Chinese custody

[Updated with a statement from the Presidential Office at 14:00 Sept. 11] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese authorities have confirmed that Morrison Lee (李孟居), a Taiwanese man who went missi...

MAC welcomes 'positive step' taken by HK government

The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), Taiwan's top policymaking body on China, on Thursday welcomed the decision by Hong Kong's government to withdraw an extradition bill that has caused nearly ...

Missing Taiwanese activist possibly nabbed in Shenzhen, China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Authorities in Taiwan have asked the Chinese government for information regarding the whereabouts of a Taiwanese citizen who went missing during a trip to Hong Kong last w...

Taiwan open to Hong Kong people applying for residency

Taipei (CNA) Taiwan will give consideration to Hong Kong people who apply for residency in Taiwan under existing regulations, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Tuesday, amid the violent suppress...

Exiled Chinese dissident departs for Canada from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An exiled Chinese dissident, Liu Hsing-lien (劉興聯), has reportedly left for Canada after staying in Taiwan more than 290 days. Tseng Chien-yuan (曾建元), president of the n...

Taipei mayor likely to meet senior Chinese officials on China trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Friday, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) denied he had plans to meet with Liu Jieyi (劉結一), director of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO), next week during a forum i...

Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council warns of Hong Kong travel risks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) created a section on its website on Tuesday (June 11) about Hong Kong’s extradition law amendments, which many fear wou...

Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing Kee visits Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing Kee, the former owner of Causeway Bay Books, which was known for stocking political material that is banned in China, arrived in Taiwan Thursday, the Main...

Taiwan to impose stricter visa scrutiny on Hong Kong, Macau reporters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Reporters working for certain media outlets in Hong Kong and Macau will be subject to tougher visa scrutiny amidst reports that a number of HK tourists have been engaging ...

Taiwan cracking down on Baidu iQiyi, Tencent Video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is looking to tighten the ban on Baidu's iQiyi and Tencent's planned streaming service in the country due to their use as Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propagand...

Taiwan mulls travel warning for Hong Kong if new extradition law adopted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Deputy Minister of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), Chiu Chui-cheng (邱垂正), on Monday, March 25 expressed concern at the possibility of Hong Kong adopting...

MAC alarmed as Chinese video streaming platforms try to enter Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s top government agency handling cross-strait affairs, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), voiced concern over reports that Tencent Video, a video streaming p...