The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) says cross-strait exchanges need to resume during the post-pandemic era. That’s the word from MAC Minister Chiu Tai-san on Tuesday, his first day in office. The MAC is Taiwan’s top China policy-making body.
Chiu said his office will follow President Tsai Ing-wen’s instructions to “do the best it can” to resume exchanges with China while protecting Taiwan’s sovereignty and democracy.
Chu said the two sides of the Taiwan Strait should see cross-strait exchanges in a practical manner and aim for mutually beneficial exchanges. He also said the DPP government has “never been hostile to China.”
He said while political issues are sensitive, the government hopes to build mutual trust with China by increasing economic, culture and social exchanges, areas that he called “informal.”