Hong Kong should step back from the brink: Taiwan-Hong Kong council chairwoman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hong Kong should step back from the brink and engage in dialogue, ’the chairwoman of a semi-official body handling relations with the former British territory said T...

Man pleads guilty to vandalizing Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. (AP) — The National Park Service says a North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to vandalizing the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. It says in a statement Tuesday that 39-...

Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation chair rebukes chief of China's cross-strait association

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Tuesday (July 16), the chief of China’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), Zhang Zhijun (張志軍), criticized President Tsai Ing-wen’s...

Taiwanese struggling to cope with life in China on the increase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The number of Taiwanese doing business in China that are looking for assistance to return to Taiwan has surged over the years, said a semi-official organization tackling c...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2019. There are 357 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 8, 2...

Taiwan and China officials come together to mourn loss of former SEF chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chairwoman of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) Katharine Chang (張小月) cordially greeted Chinese Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait former president Che...

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...

Chinese student in Taiwan disappears while snorkeling in Indonesia

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A Chinese graduate student at Taiwan's National Tsing Hua University disappeared during a snorkeling excursion off the Indonesian island of Gili Air last week, according to a local...

Former China envoy to visit Taiwan for counterpart’s funeral

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A retired Chinese official once in charge of contacts with Taiwan, Chen Yunlin (陳雲林), will soon visit the island country again to pay respects to his counterpart, former Straits...

Taiwan wants to invite China's top cross-strait negotiator to visit

The Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) is willing to invite the head of its counterpart in China to visit Taiwan this year, as 2018 is a milestone for the two organizations, a spokeswoman for the SEF s...

Taiwan sets up hotline for its people studying, working in China

The Taipei-based Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) opened a telephone hotline Friday to provide services to Taiwanese young people studying or working in China. SEF Chairwoman Chang Hsiao-yueh (張小月...

Former head of Taiwan's MAC assumes chair of Straits Exchange Foundation

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Chang Hsiao-yueh (張小月), a former chief of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), assumed office Tuesday as chairwoman of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), the semi-official intermedi...

Taiwan still hopes to exchange offices with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The new minister at the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), Chen Ming-tong (陳明通), said Wednesday he hoped he could work toward Taiwan’s and China’s semi-official c...

Former MAC minister to head Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, 陸委會) Minister Chang Hsiao-yeh (張小月) will be appointed chairperson of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF, 海基會), cable station TVBS r...

22 foreigners injured and one Chinese in critical condition: official updates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) released on Wednesday evening the latest updates of foreigners among the casualties of t...