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Mayor says deputy's Taiwan independence statement will not affect Shanghai forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A statement by his deputy describing Taiwan as an independent, self-ruling nation will not sink plans for a forum with the Chinese city of Shanghai next week, Taipei City ...

Taiwan girds for China's intensified unification campaign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Monday (Nov. 22) warned that China is planning on stepping up its unification scheme and that the country must strengthen co...

Lithuania declares right to expand relations with Taiwan after China's diplomatic downgrade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to China's decision to downgrade diplomatic relations with Lithuania, the Baltic country asserted its right to deepen ties with Taiwan. On Nov. 18, the ...

Taiwan poll finds 85% support status quo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 84.9% of Taiwanese want the country’s present status to remain largely unchanged, while 85.5% oppose China’s “one country, two systems” ...

Taiwan shuts down Kinmen's cross-strait flight plans before Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Friday (Nov. 19) shut down Kinmen’s call for the central government to resume cross-strait flights before the Lunar ...

Mainland Affairs Council pledges to protect Taiwan's HK assets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to evaluations by Taiwanese government officials, Taiwan’s national assets in Hong Kong may be under threat from the National Security Law in the territory...

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 ...

Migrant workers only get 1 month window to enter Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will only provide a one-month window for migrant workers from select countries with enough "points" to enter the country, before shutting down the border ...

Taiwan could reimpose ban on migrant workers from Dec. 14 - Feb. 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — News that Taiwan on Wednesday (Nov. 3) lifted a ban on migrant workers was tempered by calls by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) chief to limit entry or fully cl...

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...

Taiwan to lower hotel quarantine to 10 days starting Dec. 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government on Monday (Nov. 1) announced its plan to reduce the mandatory quarantine in epidemic prevention hotels to 10 days during the Lunar New Year and allow return...

Taiwan bashes China for ‘delusions’ about unification

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said China's claim that “after reunification, Taiwan’s financial income can totally be used to improve civil ...