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Taiwan confirms China has not ended trade agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Wednesday (Sept. 16) that Beijing is not ending the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) and all trade agreemen...

Taiwan's KMT to stick to '1992 Consensus' as it passes party reforms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) is holding its annual National Congress meeting Sunday (Sept. 6) to pass a plan to reform the party. With regard to cross-strait relations, Party C...

Former Taiwan president predicted Xi would return China to Mao era

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of former President Lee Teng-hui's (李登輝) passing on Thursday (July 30), the Chinese edition of the BBC posted an interview from 2014 on its homepage in whi...

Experts predict Taiwan cross-strait relations will stay stable during pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Experts from Taiwan, China, and the U.S. held a video conference last week to discuss cross-strait relations, which they largely believe should stay stable during the Wuha...

China may quit trade deal with Taiwan to allay discontent over handling of virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s top national security official has suggested that China may refuse to renew a trade deal with the country in an effort to ease public discontent over its ha...

Taiwan CEOs optimistic about 2020: CommonWealth Magazine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual CommonWealth Magazine poll of 2,000 Taiwanese CEOs has that found almost 60 percent are optimistic about the island’s economic outlook in 2020, the highes...

Taiwan industries support KMT in fear of ECFA termination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese industry representatives gathered at the Kuomintang (KMT) campaign headquarters Tuesday (Dec. 17) to advocate to rally behind the party's presidential candid...

KMT calls Taiwan 'orphan of global economy'

The Kuomintang (KMT) campaign office of presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) held a press conference on Wednesday (Dec. 11) announcing his determination to seal regional trade agreements once elect...

Up to two Taiwan allies may switch to China before 2020 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The chief of Taiwan’s top intelligence agency confirmed Wednesday (Oct. 2) that China would try to lure up to two of the island’s diplomatic allies away before...

Taiwan will lose one or two more allies to China by 2020: NSC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China will interfere with the campaign for the January 2020 elections by luring away one or two more of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies by the end of the year, according ...

Australia’s Free Trade hesitations and why such agreements could be Taiwan’s salvation

It seems that Taiwan’s efforts to secure a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Australia are, for the time being at least, on hold. As Taiwan News reported earlier this week, Australian Liberal Demo...

European Parliament supports EU engagement with Taiwan

Brussels, Oct. 4 (CNA) The European Parliament highlighted the need to engage with observers, including Taiwan, at the multilateral level in a resolution passed Tuesday on the European Union's pol...

Taiwan's premier reaffirms government’s commitment to joining TPP

The Republic of China (Taiwan) government is committed to seeking membership for the country in the Trans-Pacific Partnership and playing its part in bringing the trade agreement into force for the be...

Timeline of China-Taiwan relations since 1979

Since the Nationalist forces lead by Chiang Kai-shek fled to Taiwan after being defeated by the Communists under Mao Zedong in 1949, two separate governments have been in control of either side of the...

Existing cross-strait pacts to continue: Chinese official

Hangzhou, China, Aug. 18 (CNA) A senior Chinese official has said that China will continue to honor its existing agreements with Taiwan but he has ruled out any new accords unless what Beijing sees ...