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Taipei to allow more mainland Chinese travellers

Taiwan will let in more independent travellers from the mainland as attractions ranging from diving to dental work push the headcount near a legal limit of 1,000 arrivals per day.

Wednesday, 17 April, 2013, 4:56am

Beijing should consider redefining 'one China'

Apart from his "Chinese Dream", President Xi Jinping would appear to have a "Taiwanese Dream", too. In his February meeting with Lien Chan, the honorary chairman of Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang, Xi expressed his wish to engage in political negotiation for peace and unity across the Taiwan Strait.

17 Apr 2013 - 3:25am 1 comment

Mainland Chinese travel boom is a mixed blessing for Taiwan

Taiwan's once-quiet travel industry is embracing a steady increase in tourist arrivals from the mainland, but faces new strains from the growing influx of visitors, who threaten to overrun the island's prized landmarks.

16 Apr 2013 - 5:24am 3 comments

Taiwanese politician offers to help Chinese activist whose daughter is barred from school

A high-ranking member of the Taiwanese opposition Democratic Progressive Party has taken up the cause of a mainland activist's 10 year-old daughter - who has been barred from attending school.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Taiwan would 'expel' mainland trawlers under Japan fishing deal

Taiwan's fishery authorities say they would kick out mainland trawlers caught in areas covered under a new Taipei-Tokyo fishing-rights accord reached on Wednesday.

12 Apr 2013 - 5:15am 48 comments

China news round-up: activist wants Bo Xilai exiled, netizens react to graft trial

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29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Different responses to Siew and Lien trips reveal Ma's thinking

Taiwanese authorities reacted positively to a landmark meeting between the island's former vice-president, Vincent Siew Wan-chang, and new top mainland leader Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan on Monday.

10 Apr 2013 - 5:03am

Growth forecast to rise in emerging Asia

Growth in developing Asia will accelerate this year, thanks to a recovery in the mainland's economy and robust expansion in Southeast Asia, but governments should ward off capital inflows to avoid stoking inflation, the Asian Development Bank says.

10 Apr 2013 - 3:27am

Xi offers an economic 'olive branch' to Taiwan

Beijing has shown a willingness to allow Taipei a bigger role on the regional economic stage in a further sign of warming cross-strait relations. A mainland spokesman described the latest position as a goodwill gesture from President Xi Jinping during his meeting with former Taiwanese vice-president Vincent Siew Wan-chang yesterday on the sidelines of the 2013 Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan province.

9 Apr 2013 - 4:59am

Taiwan plans to expand pier in disputed islands

Taiwan's Coast Guard Administration has budgeted NT$19 million (US$640,000) to evaluate the project, which is part of its efforts to boost defence capabilities in the disputed area this year.

7 Apr 2013 - 5:55pm 1 comment