- Mainland Affairs Council
Mainland Affairs Council 大陸委員會 Agency overview Formed 1991 Jurisdiction Free Area of the Republic of China Headquarters Taipei, Republic of China Minister responsible Shin-Yuan Lai, Minister Agency executives Te-Shun Liu, Deputy Minister
Don-Cheng Fu Chien-Min Chao, Deputy Minister
Chien-Min Chao, Deputy Minister
Parent agency Executive Yuan Website http://www.mac.gov.tw/ (Chinese (Taiwan)) Mainland Affairs Council Traditional Chinese 大陸委員會 Simplified Chinese 大陆委员会 Transcriptions Mandarin - Hanyu Pinyin Dàlù Wěiyuánhuì
The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) is a cabinet-level administrative agency under the Executive Yuan of the Republic of China. The MAC is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of policies between the Free Area of the Republic of China, commonly known as Taiwan, and the People's Republic of China, which governs mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau. It is the ROC counterpart of the People's Republic of China's Taiwan Affairs Office.
The Mainland Affairs Council is administered by a cabinet level Minister. The current Minister is Shin-Yuan Lai.
The council plays an important role in setting policy and development of relations with mainland China and advising the central government. The agency funds and indirectly administers the Straits Exchange Foundation which is the official intermediary with the mainland China.
The agency is organized in the following departments:
- Department of Policy Planning
- Department of Cultural & Education Affairs
- Department of Economic Affairs
- Department of Legal Affairs
- Department of Hong Kong & Macao Affairs
- Department of Information and Liaison
- Personnel Office
- Accounting Office
- Civil Service Ethics Office
- Official website (Chinese (Taiwan))
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