Taiwan denies permits for Chinese airlines using M503 aviation route

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) decided to cut flights of two Chinese airlines to Taiwan during the Lunar New Year holidays in response to their...

The real risk of Chinese interference in Taiwan’s local elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - It has been revealed this week that China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, the Communist Party body which fronts up their attempts to destabilize and eventually overthrow the demo...

China plots its campaign strategy for the 2018 Taiwanese elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s Taiwan Affairs Office hosted a conference in late December to discuss cross-strait business ties ahead of the 2018 mid-term elections which include the Taipe...

Taiwan's New Party spokesman rejects allegations about funding from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hours after accusations he had been involved in a Chinese spy ring, New Party spokesman Wang Ping-chung (王炳忠) denied Tuesday that he had accepted US$200,000 (NT$5.9 millio...

Taiwan calls for new 'cross-strait' atmosphere in new year

Taipei, Dec. 31 (CNA) The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), Taiwan's top authority on cross-Taiwan Strait affairs, called on China on Sunday to turn a new page in cross-Strait relations in the comin...

Chinese official threatens 'decisive action' if Taiwan declares independence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Dec. 25, the Chinese state-run newspaper "The Study Times," published an article by Liu Junchuan (劉軍川), an official with the Taiwan Affairs Office of the...

China warns Taiwan not to make a fuss over activist Lee's court sentence for political ends

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Wednesday, China defended its five year sentence for Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-Che for subversion of state power while participating in political lectures t...

China defends sentencing of Taiwan pro-democracy activist

BEIJING (AP) — China says a five-year prison sentence handed down to a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist who held online political lectures and helped the families of jailed Chinese dissidents was arri...

China’s former U.N. envoy joins Taiwan Affairs Office as No.2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s former ambassador to the United Nations, Liu Jieyi (劉結一), has been appointed vice chairman of the Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO, 國台辦), the Chinese government&rs...

Investigation to begin on China's sponsorship of Taiwanese gangs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Minister of the Interior Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) called for an investigation into China's potential ties to Taiwanese triads in the wake of assaults on NTU student protes...

Taiwan Premier reaffirms support for independence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Premier William Lai (賴清德) has become the first premier in the country asserting his pro-independence stance at the Legislature, striking China’s most sensitiv...

Chinese government dissuades students from studying in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Rumors of the Chinese local government trying to dissuade students from studying in Taiwan has been confirmed by Beijing on Saturday, stating that such reminders from...

Guatemalan Foreign Minister visits Taiwan to consolidate ties between both countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Guatemalan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carlos Raul Morales Moscoso visited Taiwan on July 20. The minister arrived in Taiwan after accepting the invitation extended by the Ta...

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...

Taipei mayor calls trip to Shanghai 'very successful'

Taipei, July 3 -- Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) returned home from Shanghai late Monday night after what he described as "a very successful" city forum in the Chinese city. Speaking after ...