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2016/01/27 | TNL 編輯

Australian Leaders Unite to Sign Declaration Calling for A Republic

Australia is a constitutional monarchy, with Britain's Queen Elizabeth as head of state. With the declaration, almost all of Australia’s political leaders, including the prime minister and opposition leader, now support the country’s push toward becoming a republic, a move that would be an important assertion of Australians’ national identity.

2016/01/27 | 阿Ken

Taiwan President’s Visit to South China Sea Island Faces International Criticism

On January 28, President Ma Ying-jeou will visit Itu Aba Island in the South China Sea, also known as Taiping Island in Taiwan. The US is disappointed by the trip and says it is extremely unhelpful to the sensitive situation in the area. Vietnam’s representative in Taiwan also strongly protests against Ma’s trip.

2016/01/26 | Kenzo

Taoyuan Airport MRT Express to Launch in March Under Loosened Standards

If the contractor keeps failing to fulfill the requirements unrelated to the system’s stability and safety, such as travel time and interval time, the government will consider launching the system first and making improvements along the way.

2016/01/26 | Anita Chow

Safety of Human Rights Activists in China Remains Disturbing

While China recently released Peter Dahlin, a Swedish human rights activist, dozens of people remain detained, including foreigners and Chinese citizens.

2016/01/26 | 阿Ken

UK Grants Qualified Taiwanese Express Customs Clearance

After passing the UK's verification and becoming a RTS program member, one can enter the UK through a UK/EU entry lane or an ePassport-gate in airports with a chip (biometric) passport. Users no longer need to fill in landing cards, consult with immigration officials or have their fingerprints taken at the gate.

2016/01/25 | Kenzo

Feminists Calling For Female Candidates For Presidents of the Legislative Yuan

After the 2016 elections, Taiwan not only elected the country’s first female president, but also a parliament consisting of 38.1% female members. Feminist groups, therefore, call for the DPP to consider female candidates for president and vice-president of the Legislative Yuan.

2016/01/21 | Yang

President Ma Ying-jeou Says Taiwan Must Join Economic Partnerships

Ma says it’s important for Taiwan to take similar actions to sign trade agreements, which is becoming a world economy trend, especially during these times when the function of WTO is weakening and many countries are signing bilateral trade agreements.

2016/01/21 | Yuan

[UPDATE] UK Will Respond to “Recognise Taiwan as a Country” Petition

UK authorities have noticed that the number of signitures has gone over the threshold of 10,000, and they will initiate the responding process in the coming days. Once the signing number reaches more than 100,000, the parliament will consider organizing a debate.

2016/01/19 | 阿Ken

New Outlook on Cross-strait Agreements After Presidential Election

Voices from various industries call for a new cabinet to link up the Cross-Strait Goods Trade Agreement, while DPP holds a conservative attitude and asks the current government to continue performing their duties.

2016/01/17 | Kenzo

Eight Firsts in the 2016 Taiwan Elections

The 2016 Taiwan presidential and legislative elections have set a number of records. What's worth noting is the turnout rate of this election set a record low at 70% and it is also the first time a presidential candidate was replaced.

2016/01/16 | Olivia Yang

Third Party Power Stands Out from A Sea of Green in the New Legislative Yuan

Standing out from the sea of green and taking five seats in the Legislative Yuan, the New Power Party (NPP) is making a stand for the third force in Taiwan.