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Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council says adding cross-strait flight routes not unilateral decision

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Monday (Nov. 15) said that increasing cross-strait routes is not up to it alone to decide. During a meeting of the Legislative Yua...

'Long-haired beauty' imbibing with CECC director revealed to be under investigation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the controversy over a video from last June showing a maskless Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) singing karaoke songs continues, one of the revelers...

Taiwan calls on China to cooperate on eradication of illegal sand dredging

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China should cooperate with the Taiwanese government on eradicating illegal sand dredging by Chinese ships, Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Chiu Tai-san (邱太三) said...

Taiwan premier emphasizes hopes for peace with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The situation across the Taiwan Strait is grave, but Taiwan hopes for peace not war, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Friday (Nov. 5). He was responding to a question ...

European Parliament sends delegation to Taiwan for 1st time in history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first European Parliament (EP) delegation in history to visit Taiwan arrived on Wednesday (Nov. 3) for a three-day tour. A delegation of EP members from the Special...

Defense minister says Taiwan is prepared for war every day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will not start a war but it is prepared for war every single day, Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) said Friday (Oct. 15). He was responding to questions fro...

Mainland Affairs Council says 'quasi-war-like situation' unfolding in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Chiu Tai-san (邱太三) said on Thursday (Oct. 14) the constant air defense identification zone (ADIZ) incursions by Chin...

Taiwan underlines need for China to resume talks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ties between Taiwan and China are not promising at the moment, and there is a need for cross-strait talks to resume, Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Chiu Tai-san (...

American Institute in Taiwan director calls on economic affairs minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Sandra Oudkirk on Tuesday (Aug. 24) met with Taiwan's Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hua (王美花) to talk about bilater...

Taiwan points finger at China over frozen cross-strait relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mainland Affairs Council Minister Chiu Tai-san (邱太三) on Monday (June 21) urged China to focus on morality rather than strength in its diplomatic endeavors. Chiu said th...

Taiwan to maintain Hong Kong office despite visa problems

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan says it will continue operating its de facto consulate in Hong Kong in spite of visa difficulties for its staffers while also providing consular services online. ...

Mainland Affairs Council analyzes Chinese threat to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) has prepared a special report for the Legislative Yuan highlighting the significance of China’s military activities in the Taiwan ...

Taiwan considers resuming cross-strait exchanges in stages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government is considering gradually resuming bilateral exchanges with China to improve cross-strait relations, Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Chiu T...

Taiwan to allow business travelers from China to apply for visits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will soon allow business travelers from China to file applications to visit the country, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) announced Thursday (March 18). The li...

The Latest: EU regulator reviews AstraZeneca vaccine

LONDON — The world awaits a decision from Europe’s top medical regulator into whether there is any evidence to show the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine is linked to a small number of blood clots repor...