The chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council, Wang Yu-chi. Photo: SCMP Pictures The chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council, Wang Yu-chi. Photo: SCMP Pictures
The chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council, Wang Yu-chi. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Taiwan to push ahead with closer ties with mainland, despite public unease over impact on the island

Senior official in Taipei says government has the backing of the public to strengthen links with Beijing. The ruling party fared poorly in local elections in November, with some analysts suggesting pro-mainland policies went down badly with voters

The chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council, Wang Yu-chi. Photo: SCMP Pictures The chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council, Wang Yu-chi. Photo: SCMP Pictures
The chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council, Wang Yu-chi. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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