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...

China detains three Taiwanese financial analysts in fraud investigation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China has detained three financial analysts from Taiwan and released nine others in a suspected fraud case, the Liberty Times reported Saturday (July 13). On July 9...

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...

Same-sex marriage decades away in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Same-sex marriage will not be legalized in China for at least another 10 years, an LGBT rights advocate said on Thursday (May 30). Beijing on Wednesday announced it wil...

MAC aims to amend marriage laws for same sex Chinese-Taiwanese couples

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Straits Exchange Foundation (海基會) on Wednesday (May 29) confirmed that Ministry of the Interior is prepared to grant legal certificates recognizing gay partnerships be...

Taiwan offers Hong Kong assistance to contain ASF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan-Hong Kong Economic and Cultural Co-operation Council Chairwoman Katherine Chang (張小月) said Taiwan will gladly send experts to Hong Kong in order to contain the spre...

Taiwan's DPP votes for new party chairperson

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Members of Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) went to the polls on Jan. 6 to elect a new chairperson, reported CNA. The by-election, which is expected to...

Details of Chinese COSCO executive's suicide note leaked

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke that a Chinese business executive from China's state-owned COSCO Shipping Lines Co., Ltd. fell to his death from the window of the 15th floor of a hotel in...

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...

DPP to have two-person race in chairman by-election

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will have a two-person race in its upcoming chairman by-election after two heavyweight members signed up to run for the post by the registration deadline ...

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's former Minister of Economic Affairs, and KMT leader Chiang Pin-kung has died

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A former official tasked with managing cross strait ties, and a member of the KMT party, Chiang Pin-Kung (江丙坤), born in 1932, passed away on Dec. 10, according to a messag...

China prevents wife from visiting jailed Taiwan rights activist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China has prevented relatives from visiting jailed human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) for two times running, raising fears about his health, his wife said Saturday. ...