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  • Aug 28, 2014
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Mainland Affairs Council

Beijing and Taipei plan exchange of government officials

The two sides would also not rule out the possibility of issuing travel permits and granting each other's representatives something similar to the immunity from prosecution enjoyed by foreign diplomats, a senior Taiwanese official said yesterday, but that would be the next step for discussion after the establishment of the offices.

Thursday, 7 February, 2013, 5:16am

Not a done deal but new pact in works

When Taiwan and old foe mainland China signed a trade liberalisation pact in mid-2010, officials said its tariff cuts were just a start. Now the two sides are hashing out a new agreement for a US$127 billion trade partnership.

15 Jan 2013 - 4:16am

Taiwan's new Mainland Affairs Council chairman fails photo test

Taiwan's new top official for cross-strait affairs took his oath of office yesterday, but was immediately attacked by the opposition for failing to identify photos of most of Beijing's top politicians.

3 Oct 2012 - 4:41am

A good week for ...

Wendi Deng

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Taiwan minister to visit for office renaming event

Taiwan's mainland affairs minister will preside at a ceremony to rename the island's de facto consulate in Hong Kong. The renaming is a milestone in the improvement of Taiwan-Hong Kong political ties.

A source from Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council said Dr Lai Shin-yuan would tour Macau and Hong Kong for 'inspection of the council's business' from tomorrow to Thursday.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

Taiwan woos mainland reporters

22 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Taiwan think-tank denies spy link

The Foundation on International and Cross-strait Studies in Taiwan, previously known as Chinese EuroAsia Foundation, yesterday denied commissioning Ching Cheong to work on any reports or projects related to the mainland or paying him to gather intelligence.

1 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Cross-strait invitation plan boosts ties hope

Taiwan was making plans yesterday to invite Beijing's No 2 cross-strait negotiator to help set the agenda for future negotiations.

3 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Handover raises Taiwan trade problems

Hong Kong's reversion to Beijing has exposed a gap in Taiwan's strict anti-mainland investment laws. While Taiwan prohibits direct investment from mainland enterprises, officials admit they have no idea how they will treat part-Chinese owned companies.

3 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Umbrella bureau to consolidate offices

Taiwan's Cabinet-level Mainland Affairs Council yesterday held a brief ceremony marking the establishment of the Hong Kong Affairs Bureau.

The bureau, to be headed by Taipei's chief representative in Hong Kong, Cheng An-kuo, was to formally begin operations this morning.

1 Jul 1997 - 12:00am