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2016/01/16 | Olivia Yang

Taiwan's First Female President Wins By A Landslide

Tsai is the second DPP presidential candidate to be elected, following former president Chen Shui-bian in 2000 and 2004. During Chen’s administration, tensions were high between Taiwan and China. Tsai’s position on the cross-Strait relationship has been unclear.

2016/01/15 | 阿Ken

Former US Deputy Secretary of State to Visit after Taiwan Elections

Regarding cross-strait relations after Taiwan’s presidential election, United States Department of State announced that the Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken is going to visit China and the US will also send former Deputy Secretary William Burns to Taiwan, where he will meet President Ma to communicate messages from the US to Taiwan and China.

2016/01/15 | TNL 編輯

Taiwan Passes Draft of Terrorist Financing Prevention Act

Many countries impose penalty on those who finance terrorist acts, terrorist groups and its members. For terrorist groups, members and those who spread weapons, the governments freeze their assets to effectively prevent the expansion of terrorism.

2016/01/15 | TNL 編輯

Rise of The Third Force in Taiwan; Black Metal Star Runs in Legislative Election

After the Sunflower Movement, Taiwan’s "third force” is thriving with the emergence of the New Power Party (NPP) that is mainly formed by activists from the younger generation. As these activist-turned-politicians are taking their political ambition from the barricades to the ballot box, Freddy Lim, the lead singer in the black metal band Chthonic and now a legislator candidate, is bringing the world’s attention to the changes of Taiwanese political traditions.

2016/01/14 | Shih Yuan

Taiwanese K-pop Star Accused of Being Pro-Independent and Banned from Performing in China

South Korean media think that the controversy regarding the R.O.C. flag is sensitive between Taiwan and China. Maeil Business News Korea says, China, opposing Taiwan regarding politics, is more sensitive to Chou’s controversy because Taiwan’s presidential election is coming up. It is reported that JYP might face severe loss because China is the biggest market of K-pop.

2016/01/12 | 阿Ken

Taiwan Initiates eVisa Program

The eVisa system will allow eligible foreigners from countries not included in Taiwan’s visa waiver program to apply for an eVisa on a convenient one-window online platform, which combines three application procedures.

2016/01/06 | Eric Tsai

Taiwanese American Becomes Boston City Council President

First time in 106 years, Boston has elected an Asian American as the City Council President. Taiwanese American Michelle Wu takes up the position in Boston and joins a growing list of Taiwanese Americans who are taking a role in the US government.

2016/01/05 | 阿Ken

Survey Shows Many Chinese Students in Taiwan Don't Think Taiwan Has A Democratic System

Among the foreign students surveyed, most consider staying in Taiwan for future plans and a large number agree they enjoy freedom of speech here. Yet less than half of the Chinese students surveyed think there is a democratic system in Taiwan.