Mainland Visit

Frank Hsieh breaks ice with warm mainland visit

Frank Hsieh

Former Taiwanese premier Frank Hsieh Chang-ting's just-concluded mainland visit was viewed as an icebreaker in establishing better relations between the mainland and the island's main opposition party.

Tuesday, 9 October, 2012, 3:38am

Former Taiwan premier Frank Hsieh concludes five-day mainland tour

Former Taiwan premier Frank Hsieh. Photo: AFP

Former Taiwanese premier Frank Hsieh Chang-ting will today wrap up a five-day mainland visit that included meetings with State Councillor Dai Bingguo and other senior officials.

As the highest-ranking politician from the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party to visit the mainland, Hsieh met Dai - the most prominent mainland official he has met so far - in Beijing yesterday.

8 Oct 2012 - 3:18am

Former Taiwan premier Frank Hsieh Chang-ting arrives in Xiamen

Former Taiwan premier Frank Hsieh is all smiles as he speaks to reporters in Taipei before flying to Xiamen, Fujian, on a five-day ice-breaking visit to the mainland. Photo: EPA

Former Taiwanese premier Frank Hsieh Chang-ting arrived in Xiamen , Fujian , yesterday at the start of a five-day ice-breaking visit that he hopes will help improve ties between the island's opposition Democratic Progressive Party and the mainland.

5 Oct 2012 - 2:57pm