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Cross-Strait Relations

Beijing's top negotiator unruffled by threats of Taiwan protests

Beijing’s top negotiator with Taiwan said he was not worried about possible protests during his eight-day visit, which starts today, amid territorial tensions triggered by Beijing’s declaration of an air defence zone that overlaps the disputed Diaoyu Islands.

Tuesday, 26 November, 2013, 4:42pm

Taiwan bookstore chain Eslite's Shanghai plans in doubt after censors order blackout

A well-publicised plan by Taiwan bookstore chain Eslite to open a branch in what is to become Shanghai's tallest building may have hit a snag as the mainland's propaganda department suddenly ordered a news blackout on the project.

21 Jun 2013 - 7:41am 5 comments

Beijing's 31 ways to win over Taiwan hearts and minds

Beijing has unveiled a basket of initiatives to deepen economic, cultural and social exchanges across the Taiwan Strait, following a high-profile meeting last week between President Xi Jinping and Wu Poh-hsiung, the honorary chairman of Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang.

17 Jun 2013 - 5:51am 1 comment

Harmony between Beijing, Taiwan to continue, analysts say

Beijing will maintain its policy of peaceful interactions with Taipei, following a high-level meeting between leaders of the Communist Party and Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang, analysts say.

16 Jun 2013 - 6:51am 1 comment

Taiwan opposition party DPP to block reciprocal offices with China

Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has pledged to stop Beijing-friendly President Ma Ying-jeou from allowing cross-strait semi-official organisations to set up reciprocal branch offices.

14 Jun 2013 - 7:09am

Beijing and Taipei set to agree on service trade pact

Taiwan and the mainland are expected to sign a service trade pact during a new round of talks later this month, which could help spur mainland investment on the island.

"Senior negotiators from the two sides will discuss, in a preparatory meeting in Taipei on Friday, details concerning the 9th cross-strait talks," a spokesman for Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation said.

13 Jun 2013 - 6:02am

Taiwan's KMT chief, and Xi Jinping set to discuss cross-strait ties in Beijing

The honorary chairman of Taiwan's Kuomintang, Wu Poh-hsiung, would meet Communist Party general secretary President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Thursday to discuss cross-strait relations, KMT officials said yesterday.

11 Jun 2013 - 10:03am

Taiwan calls for continued arms sales amid US-China summit

During the meeting in California, the Chinese side had asked the US to end its arms sales to Taiwan, which Beijing sees as part of its territory.

9 Jun 2013 - 4:15pm

Taiwan's Wu Ching-kuo says China 'understands' his IOC bid

The world boxing chief, who last week announced his candidacy to succeed IOC president Jacques Rogge, said he was confident that his long personal history with China would make this a case of "sport over politics".

29 May 2013 - 5:20am

Former cross-strait negotiator Chen Yunlin visits 'old friends' in Taiwan

The mainland's former top cross-strait negotiator Chen Yunlin arrived in Taipei yesterday for an eight-day visit, his first since retiring as head of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (Arats) on April 26.

7 May 2013 - 11:13am