China consistently opposes official exchanges between the United States and Taiwan, and is against US weapon sales to the island, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.
Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council said on Wednesday that cross-Straits discussions on a proposed mainland-Taiwan peace pact might first take place within academic and civil circles.
Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang (KMT) party celebrated the 118th anniversary of its founding on Saturday by paying tribute to the party's late founding father.
Wang Yi, the Chinese mainland's Taiwan affairs chief, has vowed to strengthen the political, economic, cultural and social foundation for the peaceful development of cross-Strait ties.
The Chinese mainland and Taiwan will face political topics "sooner or later," Cai Mingzhao, spokesman for the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), said Wednesday.
A mainland spokesman said the mainland and Taiwan have concerted obligations to safeguard Chinese sovereignty over the South China Sea Islands and the Diaoyu Islands.
A senior member of Taiwan's opposition party Frank Hsieh left Beijing on Monday after concluding a high-profile visit to the mainland.
President Hu Jintao, Premier Wen Jiabao and Vice-President Xi Jinping on Tuesday expressed condolence over Monday's deadly ship collision in Hong Kong and urged the HK government to spare no efforts to rescue the missing people and comfort the victims' families.
Wang Yu-chi, Taiwan's new chief for mainland affairs, took office on Tuesday, pledging to continue to implement the cross-Straits policies of the island's authorities.
A Kuomintang councilor's proposal to assert China's sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands has gained public support and has already been approved by its "parliament".
The Taiwan-based Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) on Thursday formally accepted the resignation of its chairman, Chiang Pin-kung, and elected Lin Join-sane as its new head.
The Taiwan-based Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) on Thursday formally accepted the resignation of its Chairman Chiang Pin-kung and elected Lin Join-sane its new head.