Date: Sep 24, 2015
China introduced the card on Monday after announcing it in June, but Taiwan said it was not told of the roll-out.
The island’s Mainland Affairs Council – its top China policy decision-making body – said in a statement there had not been “proper communication” in advance of the launch and the way China is doing it “has hurt the feelings of Taiwan people”.
Taiwan’s Premier Mao Chi-kuo said he was “extremely dissatisfied” adding that he had been given no prior notice of the move.
Around 20 members of the anti- China Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) threw eggs and let off firecrackers outside Beijing-friendly President Ma Ying-jeou’s residence on Tuesday night in protest. [FULL STORY]