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2016/02/27 | Shih Yuan

School Officials Threaten To Ban College Students From Campus For Posting Flyers On Chiang Kai-shek Statue

An university student group called for transitional justice regarding the 228 Incident by posting flyers all over a Chiang Kai-shek statue on campus. School officials tore down the posters and threatened to ban the students from campus.

2016/02/24 | TNL 編輯

Freddy Lim Restates His Position of Taiwan's Independence in First Interpellation

Freddy Lim (林昶佐), former vocalist for Taiwan heavy metal band Chthonic (閃靈樂團), founded the New Power Party (NPP) in 2015. On January 16, he was elected into the parliament and had his first interpellation on February 23, in which he raised three issues.

2016/02/18 | 阿Ken

Taiwan and Japan In Dispute Over Fishing Grounds

After Taiwan and Japan signed the “Taiwan-Japan Fisheries Agreement” in 2013, there have been disputes and complaints from fishermen from both sides. Recently, local fishery groups in Japan have asked the Taiwan-Japan fishing area to be narrowed, raising strong protest from the Suao Fishermen’s Association.

2016/02/05 | Zou Chi

The UK Responds To Petition, Not Recognizing Taiwan As A State

The petition “Recognise Taiwan as a country” gained over 10,000 signings within 20 days, and the UK government responded to it on February 5, stating its consistent position that they “do not recognise Taiwan as a state.”

2016/02/03 | TNL 編輯

Transparency In The Legislative Yuan Taking A Step Forward

Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan recently decided to grant the press further access to promote transparency after decades of confidential consultative discussion. The newly elected president of the Legislative Yuan, Su Jia-chyuan, says that it will continue to improve openness to meet public expectations.

2016/02/01 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:Philippines

US Sends Navy Destroyer into the Paracel Islands in Response to South China Sea Dispute

China’s building of artificial islands in the South China Sea has constantly aroused concerns of militarization. Though multiple countries claim partial sovereignty in the area, the US Pentagon sent a navy destroyer to Triton Island on January 30, and stated that the region should be taken as international waters.