Taiwan's financial regulator announced it will raise the limit on mainland banks' ownership in the island's financial institutions as cross-Straits economic and trade ties deepen.
A 6.5-magnitude earthquake, the strongest to hit Taiwan this year, killed at least one person and injured another 86 on Wednesday.
Taiwan's executive authorities on Wednesday unveiled a plan to establish a pilot free economic zone (FEZ) that is expected to boost the island's economy through economic and trade liberalization.
A Chinese mainland spokesman has called on Taiwan authorities to allow Justin Yifu Lin, a former Taiwan army officer who came to the mainland and become a top economist, to return for a visit.
The Chinese mainland hopes to make breakthroughs this year in setting up ARATS and SEF offices on both sides of the Taiwan Straits.
Many people were injured in Nantou county of Taiwan by falling ceilings and Taiwan's railway and metro networks were temporarily suspended after the quake.
Hong Kong-based Cheung Kong (Holdings) Ltd on Friday unveiled a development plan for its largest commercial complex to date on the Chinese mainland.
Zhang Zhijun, the Chinese mainland's newly appointed Taiwan affairs chief, said on Friday the mainland won't change its current polices toward Taiwan, which have been proven right by practices over the past five years.
Hong Kong customs dropped the charges on Tuesday against a Chinese mainland woman who tried to take four cans of milk-flavored rice powder and two tins of infant milk powder over the border.
Cross-Straits cooperation in crime fighting has yielded good results, according to a senior Taiwan official on mainland affairs on Wednesday.
A senior Taiwanese official on mainland affairs said Zhang Zhijun, the Chinese mainland's newly appointed Taiwan affairs chief, is welcome to visit the island at a proper time.
Hong Kong's chief executive said customs officers will learn from an incident in which they pressed unnecessary charges against a woman from the Chinese mainland who tried to take four cans of milk-flavored rice powder and two tins of infant milk powder over the border.