Straits Exchange Foundation
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
The Communist Party's new leadership should ponder why more Taiwanese are unhappy despite the sweeteners Beijing has offered Taiwan under the Economic Co-operation Framework Agreement, said the former head of a key Taipei-based cross-strait exchange body.7 Dec 2012 - 4:29am 2 comments
Taiwan's new top mainland affairs negotiator, Lin Join-sane, did not visit his ancestral hometown in Fujian on his first trip to the mainland, which ends today.21 Oct 2012 - 4:23am
Taiwan’s new top China negotiator plans to visit the mainland soon, his first trip there since he took over the job, to discuss swapping representative offices, officials and media reports said on Friday.12 Oct 2012 - 3:01pm
New chief for Taiwan's cross-strait forum27 Sep 2012 - 2:27am
Taiwan vowed yesterday to protect the rights of a Taiwanese businessman whose hand was allegedly slashed so badly during a visit to Fujian province last week that it had to be amputated.11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Beijing's Taiwan Affairs Office has urged Taipei to allow semi-official mainland agencies to set up permanent bureaus on the island to enhance cross-strait ties, just weeks after expressing its anger at US arms sales to Taiwan.11 Feb 2010 - 12:00am
Chiang Pin-kung, a vice-chairman of Taiwan's Kuomintang, arrived in Shanghai yesterday on the first stop of a four-day visit to the mainland that signals improving relations across the strait.25 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
A Beijing scholar yesterday downplayed moves by Taiwan officials to amend legislation to allow private groups to take part in cross-strait negotiations.
Professor Zhu Xianlong, of Beijing Union University, said he feared officials in Taipei would continue to influence negotiations regardless of proposed law changes.29 Aug 2002 - 12:00am
Taiwan's dialogue with the new SAR Government should get a jump start from tomorrow's planned meeting between Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa and the chairman of Taipei's Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), Koo Chen-foo.
Mr Koo, who witnessed the ceremony on Monday marking the sovereignty transfer, announced the planned meeting yesterday afternoon.2 Jul 1997 - 12:00am
TAIWAN and China have agreed to hold another set of non-official discussions in Beijing from January 21 to 27, a spokesman for Taipei's Strait Exchange Foundation (SEF) said yesterday.8 Jan 1995 - 12:00am
AN OFFICIAL of Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) denied yesterday it has been pushing the island's Cabinet to set up an office in Hong Kong before 1997.
Shih Chi-ping, deputy secretary-general of the SEF, denied press reports which claimed the foundation had urged Taiwan's Cabinet-level Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) to consider the feasibility of opening the office.23 Dec 1994 - 12:00am
CHINA and Taiwan have made progress on the issue of repatriating airline hijackers and stowaways across the Taiwan Strait, but differences of opinion remain, according to reports from both sides.24 Nov 1994 - 12:00am
CHINA'S top Taiwan affairs official said yesterday the relationship between Beijing and Taipei should not regress despite Beijing's efforts to block Taipei's bid to enter the UN and Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui's visit to the Asian Games.30 Sep 1994 - 12:00am
A TAIWAN official in charge of mainland affairs said yesterday it was unlikely that the semi-official Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) would be given greater power when dealing with Beijing.
Kao Koong-lian, vice-chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) under the Executive Yuan, said he did not anticipate many changes in the function of the SEF.15 Sep 1994 - 12:00am