Thursday, June 26, 2008

Mainland Affairs Council

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After reading an article in the New York Times about Ma Ying-jeou, I decided to talk about the Mainland Affairs Council.

The Mainland Affairs Council is the competent authority.  They write:
One of the vital parts of the ROC government's overall administration is to promote a proactive and steady mainland policy.  Close cross-strait contacts on all aspects of the the years have produced structural changes in cross-strait relations, and this has given rise to many issues that urgently need to be resolved through negotiations between the two sides.  In order to jointly turn a new historical page of peace and co-prosperity, the ROC government will resume negotiations with mainland China through the institutionalized mechanism of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) and Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS).  Such negotiations will proceed under the premise of "putting Taiwan first for the benefit of the people: and on the basis of the :1992 Consensus."  We hope that the two sides can adhere to the principle of "shelving controversies and pursuing a win-win situation."  We also hope that once the SEF and ARATS resume institutionalized negotiations, the two sides can strike a balance in the joint pursuit of their respective interests, and thereby bring about a new era in cross-strait relations. 

 General information and Mainland Policy Documents can be found here:

Another good place to look for information about Mainland Affairs is here:
Mainland Affairs Council Mainland Affairs Information Research Center

Laws and Regulations Regarding Mainland Affairs

 Laws and Regulations Regarding Hong Kong & Macao Affairs
Act Governing Relations with Hong Kong and Macau

Regulations Regarding Chinese Development Fund

And the always important SEC laws