Jun 14, 2015

China to drop entry permit requirement for Taiwan residents

China plans to drop the entry permit requirement for Taiwan residents visiting the mainland, the official Xinhua News Agency cited a senior Chinese politician as saying on Sunday. Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, made the ...

Jun 5, 2015

Taiwan to open 'comfort women' museum in December

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has announced a plan to open Taiwan’s first museum dedicated to Japan’s wartime “comfort women” in December. Ma made the announcement at an event that preceded the 70th anniversary of China’s victory in its war of resistance against Japan in ...

Activism on the rise in 'world's workshop'

May 28, 2015

Activism on the rise in 'world's workshop'

As workers gathered around a table in a cheap restaurant to discuss strike action against their shoe factory bosses, Chinese police barged in and dragged away their leaders. More than 2,000 employees at the plant — which counts foreign brands including Coach among its ...

May 26, 2015

Taiwan proposes plan to ease South China Sea tensions

Taiwan proposed a peace initiative Tuesday to resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea that its says will reduce tensions that have put Beijing at odds with its neighbors and the United States. The South China Sea Peace Initiative announced by President Ma ...

May 22, 2015

Iwate issues certificates of origin for food exports to Taiwan

The Iwate Prefectural Government has begun issuing certificates of origin for farm, fishery and processed food exports to comply with tougher rules adopted by Taiwan last week. Iwate took the action Thursday to prevent local industries from being adversely affected by Taipei’s decision to ...