cross-strait relations

December 12, 20122 Comments

Taiwan’s Tsinghua University student scolds Taiwanese minister; Chinese netizens’ reaction

Jazza John, our contributor, is currently a student at National Chengchi University in Taiwan. Taiwanese students have been making headlines on the island off the South-Eastern coast of mainland China as they protest against Want Want China Times Group’s bid for the acquisition of Next Media Group. If the take over is permitted by the [...]

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October 3, 2012One Comment

U.S. grants visa-free status to Taiwan; Chinese netizens covet it

Taiwan will be included into the U.S. Visa Waiver Program, which allows Taiwanese passport holders to enter the U.S. for up to 90 days without a previously arranged travel visa. The latest announcement has been heatedly discussed on Chinese social media. One microblogging post, which describes the difference between ‘the dark red passport’ (Chinese) and ‘the [...]

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January 12, 20122 Comments

Photos: Taiwan VS China: With or without an election ballot

As the presidential election in Taiwan gathers steam, attention of people from across the Taiwan Strait is also running higher. However, despite the fanfare, mud-slinging, brouhaha and emotional speeches that give pro-government Chinese every handle to attack the election as nothing but a show, many Chinese netizens who keep a close eye on the election [...]

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July 23, 20115 Comments

Video: Australian comedy show explains difference between two Chinas

The Mansion is an Australian satirical news show, hosted by Michael Chamberlin and Charlie Pickering. Michael and Charlie explore why there are Two Chinas: People’s Republic of China and Republic of China.

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February 9, 2011One Comment

Mainland Chinese tourists fight over queue-jumping in Taiwan; netizens engage in cross-strait rants

During Chinese New Year, large spates of tourists from mainland China went to Alishan, one of the most well-known scenic spots in Taiwan. Allegedly members of one tourist group from the mainland attempted to jump the queue to ride the sightseeing train, which angered another mainland Chinese group. The scrimmage soon turned into a melee, [...]

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