Chinese President and Communist Party chief Xi Jinping will hold talks with the chairman of Taiwan`s ruling Kuomintang (KMT) in Beijing next month, the KMT said on Friday, in what would be the first meeting between the heads of the two parties.
One man died and another was hospitalised Monday after a fire caused by a powerful quake off Taiwan that also set buildings shaking in the capital Taipei and sparked a short-lived tsunami warning in far southwestern Japan.
The Chinese military`s official newspaper issued a warning on Friday that a country riven with corruption will only face national humiliation, as it marked the 120th anniversary of a treaty that handed over control of Taiwan to Japan.
Recent satellite images show China has begun building its first airstrip in contested territory in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea and may be working on another, a leading defense publication reported on Thursday.
China warned Taiwan`s main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Wednesday to heed the lessons of the last time it was in power and not push for independence, as the party announced its candidate for next year`s presidential election.
Taiwan could be on track for its first ever female leader after the island`s main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) announced Wednesday that its chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen will run for president.
Taiwan said Tuesday hundreds of veterans who participated in the bloody battles during the Second Sino-Japanese War will be invited to the island`s first military parade marking the 70th anniversary of Japan`s defeat in 1945.
Taiwanese rallied Friday to mark the anniversary of the end of the "Sunflower Movement", which saw demonstrators occupy parliament for more than three weeks in a move that shook warming relations with Beijing.
China`s plans for islands it is creating in the South China Sea show for the first time the scale of civilian architecture it will extend across the disputed waterway, entrenching its reach in the maritime heart of Southeast Asia, experts say.
Taiwan`s embattled President Ma Ying-jeou said ties with China are "back to normal" after major protests against a trade pact with Beijing last year, despite continued public unease over mainland influence.
Taiwan`s Defence Minister apologised on Tuesday after a top Apache helicopter pilot sparked a scandal by giving friends and family an illegal tour of an army base, prompting an investigation into military discipline.
China`s Foreign Ministry expressed anger on Thursday after two US fighter jets landed in Taiwan, in a rare official contact between the militaries of the United States and the self-ruled democratic island.
In a surprise move, China today said it welcomed Taiwan's application to join the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank under an "appropriate name," a day after the cash-rich island, which China views as a rebel province, applied to join the Beijing-backed institution.