Taiwan-China relations - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Taiwan-China relations


Taiwan blasts China for 'reckless' fighter jet incursion

Apr 01, 2019 - 12:10 AM

Taiwan says two Chinese fighter jets deliberately crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait, a widely agreed upon boundary

GAINS. Despite China staying away, Taipei sees a boost in tourism. File photo by Mandy Cheng/AFP

Taiwan's Tsai says no peace deal with China unless force ruled out

Feb 20, 2019 - 7:30 PM

President Tsai Ing-wen is responding to recent comments by Wu Den-yih, head of the main opposition Kuomintang, that his party would pursue a peace treaty with Beijing if it were to regain power in 2020

NO PEACE DEAL. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen takes part in an interview with AFP at the Presidential Office in Taipei on June 25, 2018. File photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

Taiwan rebuffs China tourist snub with record 2018 arrivals

Dec 31, 2018 - 2:37 PM

The 11 millionth visitor, a Japanese doctor, arrived Sunday, December 30 in what Taiwan's tourism bureau described as 'a new landmark'

GAINS. Despite China staying away, Taipei sees a boost in tourism. File photo by Mandy Cheng/AFP

Tens of thousands rally for Taiwan independence vote

Oct 20, 2018 - 6:30 PM

The rally calls for a public vote on whether the island should formally declare independence from China

'NO TO CHINA.' Pro-Taiwan independence activists call for the referendum on the streets in front of the headquarters of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) during a demonstration in Taipei on October 20, 2018. Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

Taiwan's Tsai urges China to heal Tiananmen pain

Jun 04, 2016 - 3:11 PM

Ties with China have rapidly cooled since Beijing sceptic Tsai Ing wen won the presidency in January with China highly distrustful of her traditionally independence leaning Democratic Progressive Party

COOL OFF. Taiwan's new President Tsai Ing-wen inspects military units as ties between the island and mainland China turn frosty following rapprochement for 8 years under a Beijing-friendly Kuomintang government. Photo by Sam Yeh/ AFP

China policy in question after Taiwan polls landslide

Nov 30, 2014 - 1:56 PM

Beijing still claims Taiwan as part of its territory even after their split at the end of the civil war in 1949

POLLS OPEN. Local residents line up for their ID checking before vote at a polling station in Taipei on November 29, 2014. Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

Historic China-Taiwan talks start long road to closer ties

Feb 09, 2014 - 3:18 PM

The meeting in Nanjing on February 11 marks the first official contact between sitting governments since the pair s acrimonious split in 1949

NEW TALKS. Taiwan Mainland Affair's Council minister Wang Yu-Chi speaks in a press conference in Taipei on January 2014. Photo from Agence France-Presse

Taiwan ex-captain gets life term for spying for China

Dec 11, 2013 - 4:43 PM

Chiang Fu chung was convicted of leaking large amounts of confidential documents to China