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Taiwan's TAITRA mulls removing contact points in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the semi-governmental trade promotion organization in the country, is considering removing its contact points in Ch...

Taiwan considers resuming cross-strait exchanges in stages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government is considering gradually resuming bilateral exchanges with China to improve cross-strait relations, Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Chiu T...

Taiwan urges China to remove political barriers post-pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chan Chih-hung (詹志宏), secretary-general of the Taiwan-based Straits Exchange Foundation, on Thursday (March 18) called on Beijing to remove political barriers after the pa...

Taiwan confirms China has not ended trade agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Wednesday (Sept. 16) that Beijing is not ending the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) and all trade agreemen...

China offers high salaries to recruit Taiwan researchers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) on Friday (Aug. 21) announced a technical exchange program on its website, seeking to recruit 10 Taiwanese scientific...

Vandalism of Lennon Walls reflects collective anxiety of Chinese students: scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Recent reports of Chinese students vandalizing pro-Hong Kong Lennon Walls have sparked conflicts on Taiwanese university campuses, and scholars have expressed different pe...

Magistrates of Kinmen, Matsu, Penghu fly to Beijing to plea for travel ban lift

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The magistrates of Kinmen, Matsu, and Penghu county flew to Beijing on Monday (Aug. 12) to meet with Liu Jieyi (劉結一), the director of the Taiwan Affairs Office, and plead ...

First Cross-strait Roundtable Forum held in Beijing Oct. 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first Cross-strait Roundtable Forum, in which representatives from various Taiwanese and Chinese industries met to discuss future economic exchanges and cooperative de...

Alarms raised over Beijing's United Front targeting Taiwanese high school students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A report on Oct. 4 from the Liberty Times, quoted an unidentified official from the National Security Bureau (NSB) who says that China’s “United Front” h...

Taiwan plans to change rules to counter Chinese propaganda

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Mainland Affairs Council plans to propose changes in regulations in order to counter China’s continued “united front” strategy targeting Taiwan, repo...

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 ...

Six Taiwan universities sign contentious deals with China to limit academic speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Five more universities in Taiwan are confirmed to have signed controversial agreements to exclude politically sensitive topics or activities in textbooks or courses offered to C...

Taiwan education minister: academic freedom should be kept intact during cross-strait exchanges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Shih Hsin University was recently lambasted for its infringement of academic freedom by signing letters of commitment with some Chinese academic institutions in which the school...