China confirms detention of Taiwanese professor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a routine press conference, China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) confirmed the detention of a renowned and outspoken China-friendly academic, Tony Shih (施正屏), citing...

Taiwan's KMT presidential candidate selects ex premier as running mate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang’s (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has picked former Premier Chang San-cheng (張善政) as his running mate for the key elections in January. ...

KMT support among Taiwan businesspeople in China may be dwindling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese businesspeople based in China are a “diminishing force” in terms of support for the Kuomintang (KMT), according to a report in Hong Kong’s Sout...

Beijing asks Chinese students to leave Taiwan before presidential election: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing has reportedly asked Chinese students to leave Taiwan before the presidential and legislative elections scheduled for January 11, even though some students have sa...

US vows to help Taiwan develop effective deterrence capabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States on Monday (Nov. 4) reiterated its commitment to helping Taiwan bolster its military capabilities in a report on the implementation of the U.S.'s stra...

Taiwanese professor goes missing in China, family denies rumor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A famous and outspoken China-friendly academic was said to have gone missing in August of 2018, possibly serving a 3-year prison sentence for an unknown reason, while his ...

Taiwan should be open to unification with China: ex-President Ma

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) delivered a speech titled "Cross-strait Relations at a Crossroad" at Oxford University on Thursday evening (Oct. 31...

Han compares Taiwan-China ties to 'bastard and daddy relationship'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a stunningly poor choice of words, Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) described relations between Taiwan and China as a "bastard and daddy re...

Amid China's economic downturn, Taiwan's MAC warns of risks to cross-strait relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Thursday (Oct. 31) released the summary of an advisory committee meeting that suggests China is increasing pressure on Tai...

Former Taiwan president to deliver speech at Oxford

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) is set to visit Rome, Italy and the Vatican on Monday (Oct. 28), and then proceed to London the following day, marking his seventh ove...

Over 27% of Taiwan people support independence: MAC poll

A recent survey released by the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), which is in charge of supervising exchanges across the Taiwan Strait, showed that more than 27 percent of respondents in the poll suppor...

Pro-Beijing party may be infiltrating temples in Taiwan: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A pro-Beijing political party in Taiwan is reportedly exerting a strong influence on dozens of temples across the island, sparking fears that religious communities are bei...

Shanghai official arrives in Taiwan, will meet with Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shanghai Municipal Taiwan Affairs Office Director Li Wenhui (李文輝) has arrived in Taiwan and will meet with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) tomorrow. A Taipei City Governme...

Tourism from China falls 68% year-on-year in September

Around 44,000 Chinese tourists visited Taiwan in September, constituting a year-on-year decline of 68 percent, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) announced on Thursday. The decline follows Beijing ...

China announces 'initial plans' to build bridges to Taiwan's outlying islands Matsu, Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese state-run news channel reported on Sunday (Oct. 13) that Beijing has completed “initial plans” for bridges linking the country to Taiwan’s outl...