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2015/10/30 | Yang

KMT Presidential Candidate says Law Governing the Legislative Yuan's Power Should Be Revised

Chu says that the first goal is to maintain peace within cross-strait relations according to "One China, different interpretations" and the "1992 Consensus." The second is political reform. Chu thinks Taiwan the cabinet system suits Taiwan and the island should adopt its spirit. The operation of the Legislative Yuan should also be as simple as possible.

2015/10/27 | 阿Ken

Taiwan National Defense Report Says The PRC Will Complete Armed Forces Against Taiwan by 2020

According to the 2015 National Defense Report, despite the fact that cross-strait relations have improved and the PRC claims to settle cross-strait issues through peaceful means, the PRC still continues to strengthen military forces against Taiwan, showing their ambition of claiming Taiwan has not changed. It is said that the PRC will be ready to annex Taiwan by 2020.

2015/10/27 | Yuan

USS Lassen to Sail into Disputed Chinese Islands

The US argues that under international law, building up artificial islands on previously submerged reefs does not entitle a country to make a territorial claim.

2015/10/20 | Kenzo

Taiwan Officials Holding ROC Passports Rejected Entrance of UN

Currently, Taiwanese officials can enter the UN headquarters for meetings only with diplomatic credentials issued by the United States Department of State. It is said that because of Xi Jin-ping's visit to the US, the UN started to restrict the related rights of Taiwan.

2015/10/17 | Yuan

KMT Presidential Candidate Annulled and Replaced Three Months Before Election

On October 17, the KMT held an extempore party congress at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. 891 party members participated and 812 were in favor of replacing the former KMT presidential candidate Hung Shiu-chu.

2015/10/12 | TNL香港編輯

Beijing Under A Sky of Surveillance Cameras to Stop Crimes

The Beijing police says the complete coverage of the surveillance system is to prevent people from gathering and to avoid street crime. The capital, for the first time, is now totally covered with street cameras in every corner since the government initiated the surveillance system in 2012.

2015/10/11 | Yang

China Builds Two Lighthouses to Further Claim Territory in the South China Sea

China operating the new lighthouses now is not only controversial, but also suggests that China is urgent to frame strategic locations in the South China Sea. It only took less than five months to complete the two lighthouses since China announced the constructions.

2015/10/08 | 阿Ken

Biggest Farce in Taiwan Elections? What People Are Saying About KMT's Intention to Replace Presidential Candidate

After the KMT held an extempore party congress on October 7, the removal of KMT presidential candidate Hung Shiu-chu is about to reach a verdict. Chairman Chu Li-luan (also known as Eric Chu) points out the gap between Hung's cross-strait policies and those of the KMT. Hung doesn't agree with Chu's statement and hopes that the party can hold an inside discussion.

2015/10/06 | Zou Chi

China to Slash 95% Chinese Tourists Visiting Taiwan before 2016 Presidential Election

Taipei Association of Travel Agents says that the Chinese government has informed the tourism bureaus in each city and province to decrease the amount of tourists to Taiwan from December 16 to January 15 next year. Not only will the amount of tourists be reduced by 95%, business tours to Taiwan will be fully stopped as well.

2015/10/06 | Zou Chi

KMT Presidential Candidate Will Not Withdraw from Election

Hung Hsiu-chu says she will reflect on herself but also stresses that she will stick to the original ambition and commitment she held when she decided to run in the election. She will neither accept any give-and-take bargaining nor bow to any unreasonable power.