Taiwanese fishing boats that sailed to the Diaoyu Islands to protest Japan's "purchase" of part of the islands completed their voyage Tuesday morning and have set sail for home.
A civilian ship from Taiwan on Friday entered the waters around the Diaoyu Islands and left after being threatened by Japanese ships, Taiwanese media reported on Saturday.
Chen Yunlin, the mainland's top negotiator on cross-Straits affairs, on Wednesday wrapped up a 10-day visit to Taiwan designed to promote cooperation in cultural and creative industries.
Chiang Pin-kung announced on Wednesday he will resign from his post as chairman of the Taiwan-based Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) on September 27.
political advisor Jia Qinglin on Tuesday said both sides of the Taiwan Strait should safeguard the nation's territorial integrity, interests and dignity together through their own means.
Around five thousand demonstrators staged peace protest in Hong Kong Sunday afternoon to defend the Diaoyu Islands and commemorate the Sept 18th incident in 1931.
A senior Chinese mainland official responsible for Taiwan affairs said the mainland and Taiwan should be united to maintain the nation's overall interests.
Taiwan on Tuesday strongly criticized Japan for formally signing a contract to "purchase" parts of the Diaoyu Islands, saying the move will hurt the feelings of the Taiwanese people and escalate tensions in East Asia.