Magistrates of Nantou, Hualien visit Beijing as China conducts live-fire drills in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two Taiwanese county magistrates paid a visit to China this week to meet with China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) chief, as China conducts live-fire military drills ...

China plans Taiwan Strait live-fire exercises amid tensions

BEIJING (AP) — China announced it will hold live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions over increased American support for Taiwan's government. The announc...

Xi vs Trump: Who has the better hand in potential trade war?

BEIJING (AP) — The brewing China-U.S. trade conflict features two leaders who've expressed friendship but are equally determined to pursue their nation's interests and their own politica...

Taiwan seeks to clear name as major source of international fraud

TAIPEI (CNA) -- In response to accusations that the country is a major source of international fraud, Taiwan's government has since 2014 amended related laws three times, paving the way for Taiwan...

Why China’s threats to Taiwan PM William Lai aren’t as ridiculous as they seem

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- It seems that the hyper-sensitive Chinese Communist Party has had its feelings hurt once again by Taiwanese Premier William Lai (賴清德). The CCP might be perfectly comfortable...

Chinese media calls for arrest of Premier Lai for 'Independent Taiwan' comments

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- China's official news channel People's Daily wrote on Saturday, March 31, that Taiwan's Premier Lai should be prosecuted under China's 2005 Anti-Seces...

Taiwanese film banned in China because actor allegedly supports Taiwan Independence   

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese movie "Missing Johnny" has been removed from cinemas in China because of the main actor's alleged support for Taiwanese independence.  ...

New Taipei Mayor meets head of China's Taiwan Affairs Council

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –- On Monday, March 26, The mayor of New Taipei City, Eric Chu (朱立倫), met with the newly appointed head of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO), Liu Jieyi (劉結一). The...

China appoints former ambassador to UN, as head of Taiwan Affairs Office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On March 21, the Central Committee of the Chinese communist Party released an official statement confirming that Liu Jieyi (劉結一), China’s top diplomatic representati...

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...

Taiwan appoints new MAC minister amid tense cross-strait relations with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— As the relationship between Taiwan and China continues to deteriorate, the Taiwan government has put its faith in newly appointed minister Chen Ming-tong (陳明通), a scholar w...

Taiwan unveils plan to counter China’s 31 measures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Cabinet on Friday unveiled “Four Directions and Eight Strategies” aimed at countering the expected negative impact of 31 measures announced by China last m...

Taiwanese concerned about brain drain following China’s 31 Incentives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following China’s announcement of 31 incentives aimed at Taiwanese citizens, concern is growing on the island about a brain drain, with especially young people attra...

Why China’s 31 incentives are doomed to failure

The Communist Party of China (CCP) has rolled the dice once more in an attempt to win over Taiwanese hearts and minds. However, their latest effort is more akin to blackmail than anything likely to pe...

Why the CCP merging its Taiwan Affairs Office with Hong Kong and Macau matters to Taiwan

Earlier this week it was reported that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is planning to merge its Taiwan Affairs Office with its Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office as part of a Government streamlining...