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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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 ...

Taiwan needs to be the ‘bigger man’ over Chinese WHA political games

Politicians and diplomats from most countries are well-schooled in the language and art of diplomacy. They are able to sit down around a table with opposing political figures and discuss issues like a...

Pineapple cake brand faces troubles over false expiration dates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Pineapple cake maker Vigor Kobo (維格餅家) was facing a boycott by travel agencies and the removal of its chairman’s wife from management Wednesday after it admitted it ...

China insists Taiwan participation at WHA be based on ‘1992 Consensus’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The World Health Assembly (WHA) is closing online registration today for participants interested in attending the assembly that starts on May 22-31, 2017, but Taiwan has bee...

Editorial: China tries to use the 228 Incident

One of the darkest pages in Taiwan history was opened in February 1947, when Kuomintang leader and President Chiang Kai-shek sent in his troops to help his local governor, Chen Yi, put down an uprisin...

Beijing’s top Taiwan negotiator rumored to be on chopping block

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese media reported that Beijing's top cross-strait negotiator Zhang Zhijun is going to be removed from his position at the Taiwan Affairs Office and will be replaced ...

8 Taiwan local government leaders visit Beijing, criticized for “inappropriate” acts

Eight city and county government leaders of Taiwan traveled to Beijing and met high-level Chinese officials Sunday, urging China to seek ways to "reset and restart" cross-strait ties. The visit has sp...

KMT rebuts amid controversy over local leaders' visit to China

Taipei, Sept. 19 (CNA) The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) rebutted charges by the government led by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Monday of damaging Taiwan's dignity and sovereignty after a grou...

Taiwan's city, county chiefs from blue camp visiting Beijing

A Taiwanese delegation comprised of eight local government chiefs or their deputies arrived in Beijing Saturday to discuss tourism with China, a spokesman of the Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) under Chin...