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MAC Press Release No. 25

The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) held an international press conference today (April 11, 2017) on the closely-watched case of Lee Ming-che.]]> Mainland China Prevents Family of Mr. Lee Ming-che from Making Humanitarian Visit to the Mainland; Government Issues a Solemn Protest Mon, 10 Apr 2017 07:29:00 GMT Date: April 10, 2017
MAC Press Release No. 24

The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) stated in regards to the inability of Ms. Lee Ching-yu to smoothly board a flight to mainland China today (April 10, 2017) at Taoyuan Airport that any government authority must comply with the protections of due process when limiting personal freedom, as well as allow family members the due right of humanitarian visits.]]> Press Reference Material on NGO Support for Mr. Lee Ming-che Sat, 01 Apr 2017 07:16:00 GMT 1. The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) emphasized that, since March 19, high-level officials of the Presidential Office and Executive Yuan have instructed relevant departments to take all necessary measures and use various feasible channels to assist in the handling of this case, as well as to maintain close contact with family members and related organizations.]]> Press Reference Material on Ms. Lee Ching-yu's Planned Visit to Mainland China to Seek the Release of Mr. Lee Ming-che Fri, 31 Mar 2017 11:37:00 GMT Ms. Lee Ching-yu hopes to go to Beijing to visit her husband Mr. Lee Ming-che in concern for Mr. Lee's personal safety. The government empathizes with the family's anxiousness and is deeply concerned over Mr.]]> MAC Calls on Mainland China to Immediately Provide a Full Explanation on Case and Protect the Due Rights and Interests of Lee Ming-che Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:26:00 GMT Date: March 29, 2017
MAC Press Release No. 23

Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) spokesman Ma Xiaoguang today (March 29, 2017) issued an explanation regarding missing Taiwan national Lee Ming-che.]]> MAC Congratulates Ms. Carrie Lam upon Election as Fifth Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Expresses Hope for the Positive Development of Substantive Relations Between Taiwan and Hong Kong Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:17:00 GMT Date: March 26, 2017
MAC Press Release No. 22

The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) congratulated Ms. Carrie Lam upon her election today as the fifth Chief Executive of Hong Kong.]]> MAC Issues a Letter of Interpretation Clarifying Questions over the Application of the Act Governing Relations between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area: Confirms that Civil Servants Transferring Flights in the Mainland "Enter" Mainland China, but does not Expand Management Regulations Fri, 17 Mar 2017 03:37:00 GMT Date: March 17, 2017 MAC Press Release No. 21

The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) stated that, according to Article 9 of the Act Governing Relations between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area (the "Cross-Strait Act"), serving civil servants and retired or discharged personnel in specific capacities must have permission or apply for approval to "enter" mainland China.]]> The Two Sides Should Pragmatically Communicate and Overcome Challenges to Develop a Constructive Relationship Wed, 15 Mar 2017 02:35:00 GMT Date: March 15, 2017
MAC Press Release No. 20

The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) today (March 15, 2017) stated in regards to comments made by the mainland Chinese side at a press conference after a National People's Congress session that maintaining the status quo of peace and stability in cross-Strait relations corresponds with the common interests of both sides and the international community.]]> The Government's Policy on Mainland Students Studying in Taiwan Remains Unchanged; Learning should be the Purpose of Mainland Students Studying in Taiwan Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:43:00 GMT Date: March 10, 2017
MAC Press Release No. 19

Regarding media reports that former mainland Chinese people studying in Taiwan were suspected of involvement in developing communist spy organizations, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) stated that this case is under judicial proceedings.]]> The Government Values and Protects Academic Freedom: Cross-Strait Exchanges Should Adhere to the Principles of Fairness, Equality, and Dignity Tue, 07 Mar 2017 09:05:00 GMT Date: March 7, 2017
MAC Press Release No. 17

The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) stated that the freedom of teaching is an important part of democracy. The constitution clearly stipulates that academic freedom should be respected and protected and should not be restricted or infringed upon for any reason.]]> Fairness and Justice can only Become Shared Values across the Strait if Mainland China Objectively Faces Historical Truth Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:55:00 GMT Date: February 23, 2017
MAC Press Release No. 16

In regard to activities held by mainland China to commemorate the 228 Incident and related statements, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) today (February 23, 2017) said that the 228 Incident is an important historical event in which the people of Taiwan opposed authoritarianism and fought for their rights.]]> Mainland China should Pragmatically Face the Fact that the Republic of China is a Sovereign State Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:59:00 GMT Date: February 22, 2017
MAC Press Release No. 15

In regards to further comments by a spokesperson of the Taiwan Affairs Office that Taiwan has never been a country, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) today (February 22, 2017) solemnly said that the Republic of China indubitably is a sovereign state.]]> Government Promotes the Prevention of Cross-Border Telecommunications Fraud and Hopes All Parties will Pay Attention to and Care for Relatives and Friends; the Two Sides also should Actively Cooperate to Prevent Innocent People from Being Harmed Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:52:00 GMT Date: February 21, 2017
MAC Press Release No. 14

The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said that the government has produced an information video based on real-life cases to strengthen fraud prevention advocacy and help the public to better understand the criminal pattern of fraud syndicates.]]> Mass Communication Graduate Students from Mainland China Visit Taiwan for Exchanges, Give Praise that Warmth and Kindness are Taiwan's Most Precious Qualities Wed, 01 Feb 2017 03:02:00 GMT Date: February 1, 2017
MAC Press Release No. 011

To enhance mutual understanding among young students across the Taiwan Strait and give young students from mainland China a chance to experience the values of social democracy and freedom of the press in Taiwan, the "2016 Cross-Strait Mass Communication Graduate Student Exchange Activity" was held in Taiwan from August to October 2016.]]> Visiting International Dignitaries Show Concern for the Government's Cross-Strait Policy and Support Continued Communication and Dialogue between the Two Sides Tue, 31 Jan 2017 02:59:00 GMT Date: January 31, 2017
MAC Press Release No. 010

"The best way to solve problems and to fight against war is through dialogue." These are the words of history's youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, Pakistani activist for women's rights Malala Yousafzai.]]> Two Sides should Jointly Safeguard the Interests and Welfare of the People and Create a New Era of Cross-Strait Harmony and Prosperity Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:16:00 GMT Date: January 30, 2017
MAC Press Release No. 009

Following the media selection of the top-ten cross-Strait news stories over the past year, several of which pertained to incidents involving cross-Strait interaction and exchanges, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said over the past period, it has always appropriately and carefully handled issues related to cross-Strait exchanges.]]> Home Cooking and a Warm Chat: MAC Minister Chang Joins Mainland Spouses for a Lunar New Year Eve Dinner Fri, 27 Jan 2017 09:13:00 GMT Date: January 27, 2017
MAC Press Release No. 007

Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Chang Hsiao-yueh cares for mainland Chinese spouses living in Taiwan. As the year comes to a close, she invited several Mainland spouses to join a Lunar New Year Eve dinner at a restaurant opened by a Mainland spouse and to share the New Year's customs and cuisine of their homelands.]]> Press Reference Material for the Release of the MAC Short Film: "Exchange: As Simple and Natural as Life Itself" Mon, 23 Jan 2017 06:57:00 GMT The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) released a short film entitled "Exchange: As Simple and Natural as Life Itself." The film hopes to convey, through the campus studies and daily life situations of Mainland students in Taiwan, that exchanges among young students across the Taiwan Strait are in fact as simple and natural as living and breathing.]]> Majority of the Public Approve Prioritizing the Interests and Well-Being of the Public in Promoting Healthy and Normal Interaction Across the Taiwan Cross-Strait Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:48:00 GMT Date: January 19, 2017
MAC Press Release No. 004

The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) announced the results of its recent public opinion survey on January 19. The survey results indicated that more than 80% of the public agree that the two sides of the Taiwan Strait should put the rights, interests and well-being of the people on both sides first and promote positive interaction, exchanges, and cooperation between them (86.]]> Government: Mainland Media Reporters are Welcome to Visit Taiwan and Should Apply for Entry According to the Relevant Regulations Fri, 13 Jan 2017 03:48:00 GMT Date: January 13, 2017
MAC Press Release No. 003

The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) stated that the reciprocal dissemination of cross-Strait news information is conducive to mutual understanding between the people on the two sides.]]> MAC Year-End Press Conference Speech by Minister Chang Wed, 11 Jan 2017 03:48:00 GMT Friends in the Media, Good Day to You All!

Since May 20 last year, cross-Strait relations have faced numerous challenges. Yet we have been firm in the attitude that "our pledges will not change and our goodwill will not change.]]> President Tsai meets delegation from Harvard University's Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Thu, 05 Jan 2017 03:48:00 GMT Taiwan Solemnly Protests the Deportation to Mainland China of Four Taiwanese Nationals Involved in Telecommunications Fraud in Vietnam and Appeals for the Mainland to Promptly Expand Communication and Dialogue with Taiwan Tue, 03 Jan 2017 03:47:00 GMT Date: January 3, 2017
MAC Press Release No. 002

The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) stated that, upon receiving notification from related agencies that four Taiwan nationals were taken to Mainland China on January 1, 2017, it immediately expressed deep regrets and solemnly protested to the Mainland side.]]>