Dec 9, 2014

A test for Taiwan and China

It's been a rough year for Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou. His popularity has been dragged down by sluggish economic growth and doubts about his commitment to Taiwan's sovereignty. And the recent unrest in Hong Kong as well as last month's stunning defeat for the ...

Taiwan's Ma to step down as ruling party head

Dec 2, 2014

Taiwan's Ma to step down as ruling party head

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou announced Tuesday that he will step down as chairman of the ruling party in the wake of an “unprecedented huge defeat” in the island’s biggest ever local elections. The Beijing-friendly Kuomintang (KMT), which Ma has chaired since 2009, suffered massive ...

China urges Taiwan to keep ties

Nov 30, 2014

China urges Taiwan to keep ties

Beijing urged Taipei to protect the gains of landmark cooperation between the mainland and the self-ruled island after Taiwan’s pro-China ruling Kuomintang party was routed in local elections. The defeat in Saturday’s elections of the Kuomintang, which lost nine cities and counties, including its ...

Oct 31, 2014

Taiwan to demand certificates for Japanese food imports

Taiwanese authorities are considering requiring production area certificates for all food imports from Japan and radiation check certificates for some, according to informed sources. The authorities plan to implement the new policy in 2015 after gauging public opinion. Following the nuclear accident at the ...

Taiwan urges Japan to cooperate more on solar power technology

Oct 30, 2014

Taiwan urges Japan to cooperate more on solar power technology

Taiwan hopes Japanese businesses will aggressively invest in Taiwanese solar power stations, Vice Premier Mao Chi-kuo said in a recent interview. Noting that Taiwanese firms have already built solar power facilities in Japan, Mao said Japanese investment in such plants in Taiwan would be ...