Taiwan Affairs Office

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The Taiwan Affairs Office is an administrative agency under the State Council of the People's Republic of China (PRC). It is responsible for Cross-Strait relations and sets and implements guidelines and policies related to the Republic of China (Taiwan). Under the "one institution with two names" arrangement, it is equivalent to the Chinese Communist Party's Taiwan Work Office under the CCP Central Committee; the party title is used for party-to-party interactions with Taiwan.

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Taiwan Affairs Office
Logo of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council
Headquarters in Beijing
Agency overview
Formed1955 (party)
1988 (state)
Preceding agency
  • People's Bureau of Unification (1955–1988)
JurisdictionPeople's Republic of China
Headquarters6-1 Guang'anmen South Street, Xicheng District, Beijing
Agency executives
  • Song Tao, Director
  • Zheng Lizhong
    Sun Yafu
    Ye Kedong
    Chen Yuanfeng, Deputy Directors
Parent agencyCentral Leading Group for Taiwan Affairs
Child agency
Websitewww.gwytb.gov.cn Edit this at Wikidata
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Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council
Simplified Chinese国务院台湾事务办公室
Traditional Chinese國務院台灣事務辦公室
Literal meaningState Affairs Court Taiwan Affairs Office
Simplified Chinese国台办
Traditional Chinese國台辦
Literal meaningState Taiwan Office

The office promotes Chinese unification and manages activities pertaining to the relationship across the Taiwan Strait and which may require interfacing with the government of Taiwan.[1] These include: preparing for negotiations and agreements; direct mail, transport and trade links; controlling and censoring media and public relations; handling major incidents;[2] economic planning; intergovernmental exchanges and cooperation; personnel exchanges, observers and symposia; and work for international conferences involving Taiwan.

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