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President Tsai Nominates Justices for Constitutional Court Vacancies

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The Constitution allows presidents to appoint all 15 members of the Constitutional Court.


Taiwan: Spouses and Children of Foreign Talent Eligible for Permanent Residency

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The amended law also requires that foreigners who have seriously violated internationally recognized human rights principles be denied entry into Taiwan.


Rooftop Solar Panels Mandatory for New Buildings in Taiwan

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The policy is part of President Tsai’s commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, when renewable energy accounts for over 60% of the country’s total electricity production.


Paraguay Open to Trade With China While Maintaining Ties With Taiwan: President

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The newly elected Paraguayan president will maintain relations with Taiwan, the outgoing president said.

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Recent Rainfalls Do Little To Relieve Drought in Southern Taiwan

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Since late 2022, southern Taiwan has been facing water shortages due to the lack of typhoons and heavy rain.


Taiwanese Reporters Denied Press Passes for WHA

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The foreign ministry called the incident “a serious violation of a universal human right and the principle of justice for all that the UN aims to embody.”


Survey: Over 60% Of Taiwanese Support Same-Sex Marriage

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Friendliness towards the transgender community has also been growing.


Taiwan’s Citizen Judges Sit in 26 Criminal Cases Since January

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According to the Judicial Yuan, citizen judges are expected to sit in 300 cases this year.


In Taiwan, Liz Truss Calls For ‘Economic NATO’ to Counter China

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She also recommended the immediate closure of Confucius Institutes in the U.K., which could be replaced by institutions from Hong Kong and Taiwan.


Taiwan Approves Adoption Rights for Same-Sex Couples

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The move came after the Cabinet recognized transnational same-sex couples in which one of the partners is from a country which doesn’t allow same-sex marriage.

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