Taipei mayor to meet Chinese government’s Taiwan Affairs Office chief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) would meet the Chinese government’s Taiwan Affairs Office chief Liu Jieyi (劉結一) Friday (July 5) at 5 p.m. at a hotel in Shanghai, a...

Taipei mayor repeats claim that Taiwanese and Chinese are part of one family

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) repeated his contentious claim that the Taiwanese and Chinese are part of the same family at the opening of the Taipei-Shanghai Forum on Thurs...

Taipei mayor likely to meet senior Chinese officials on China trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Friday, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) denied he had plans to meet with Liu Jieyi (劉結一), director of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO), next week during a forum i...

Shanghai Vice Mayor confronted by Taiwan independence protesters at airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Executive Vice Mayor of Shanghai Zhou Bo (周波) had his farewell speech cut short yesterday (Dec. 20) by a flurry of activists who turned up at the airport chanting pro-Taiw...

Taipei Mayor hosts banquet welcoming Shanghai delegation to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Wednesday evening, Dec. 19, a Taipei City government delegation headed by Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) held a welcome dinner for a delegation from China for the Taipei-Shangha...

Taipei Mayor planning to visit the US in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With just days before the Taipei-Shanghai Forum, and in the midst of a disagreement with the central government, the office of Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is planning a t...

Shanghai TAO officials return to China after visit to Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the afternoon of Dec. 11, the delegation from China’s Shanghai branch of the Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) left Taipei to return to Shanghai after three days in the...

Han Kuo-yu turns down Ko Wen-je's invitation to attend Taipei-Shanghai Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) extended an invitation to newly elected Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kou-yu (韓國瑜) to attend the upcoming Taipei-Shanghai Forum on Dec. 20, Han ha...

Chinese officials arrive in Taiwan to prepare for Taipei-Shanghai Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In preparation for the Taipei-Shanghai City Forum (雙城論壇) which was announced for Dec. 20, several Chinese officials from the Shanghai branch of the Taiwan Affairs Office (...

Taipei-Shanghai Forum to take place on Dec. 20

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Since Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je’s (柯文哲) re-election was confirmed through Taiwan's local elections on Nov. 24. The date for the Taipei-Shanghai Forum has finally b...

Leadership shift in Shanghai causes uncertainty over fate of Taipei-Shanghai Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A leadership change in Shanghai has added to the uncertainty of the fate of the Taipei-Shanghai Forum (雙城論壇) expected to be held in Taipei this year, reports said Wednesda...

Mayor Ko Wen-je will not attend the 2018 'Shanghai - Taipei Forum'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the 2018 elections approach, there is concern about the annual Taipei-Shanghai Forum that is alternately held in either Shanghai or Taipei. It has recently been anno...

Editorial: Goodwill has to come from China’s side

Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) returned home from the Taipei-Shanghai Forum last week with apparently positive news. Not only did he meet with his counterpart from China’s largest city, but h...

Taiwan Headline News

TAIPEI — The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Tuesday are as follows: @United Daily News: Cancer death clock 11 seconds faster. @China Times: Taipei-Shanghai forum to be held July 2; Ko...

Taipei-Shanghai Forum to take place July 2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The date of the Taipei-Shanghai forum is finally set as Shanghai’s Taiwan Affairs Office confirmed Monday. Recent incidents of Taiwan’s exclusion from this year&r...