Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) and Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou wave to journalists before their meeting at Shangrila hotel in Singapore. Photograph: Getty

China and Taiwan must not let proponents of Taiwan’s independence split them, China’s president Xi Jinping told Taiwan’s president on Saturday at the (...)

Taiwan’s president Ma Ying-jeou said the US had responded positively to the news of the talks. Photograph: Reuters/Pichi Chuang

China’s president Xi Jinping will meet Ma Ying-jeou, head of self-ruled Taiwan, for a historic meeting on Saturday which, Mr Ma insisted, is about n(...)

China’s President Xi Jinping (centre) poses for photos with guests at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank launch ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photograph: Takaki Yajima/Reuters

Last week saw the deadline to become a founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a China-led lender aiming to provide loans (...)

Taiwan’s envoy to the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation  forum Vincent Siew (left)  with China’s president Xi Jinping in Beijing. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

The “respected Mr Vincent Siew” was how China’s president addressed Taiwan’s representative at this month’s Apec summit in Beijing. For many in Taiwan(...)

Protesters wave mobile phones as they sing during a rally blocking the main road to the financial central district in Hong Kong. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters blocked Hong Kong streets in the early hours of today, maintaining pressure on China as it faces one of (...)

Taiwan and China

Talks between Taiwanese and Chinese officials have put their relations on a more politically representative footing capable of discussing a wid(...)

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng answers a question during an interview  in Taipei.

Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese rights activist who fled to the US after escaping house arrest in China last year, arrived in self-ruled Taiwan yesterday(...)