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2015/11/15 | Yuan

80,000 South Koreans Take to the Streets Asking Park to Step Down

The police say that this might be the largest street protest in Seoul in the last seven years. The last one had 100 thousand protestors going to the streets against the import of US beef for fear of mad cow disease in 2008.

2015/11/11 | Yang

China Loosening Internet Censorship? Chinese Netizens Flood Tsai Ing-Wen’s Facebook Page

On November 11, a Taiwanese netizen said that the Chinese government was said to be testing out lifting the ban on Facebook for Chinese netizens to access it through campus networks. Therefore, a large number of Chinese netizens flooded Tsai's Facebook page, resulting in the fierce quarrel between netizens across the strait.

2015/11/08 | Yang

Overseas Taiwanese Students Issue Joint Statement Regarding Ma-Xi Meeting

Lin Fei-fan, leader of the Sunflower Student Movement, says that President Ma Ying-jeou can't represent the people of Taiwan and Taiwan is not a part of China. He also says it is important to let the world know that the Taiwanese are the only ones that can fix this.

2015/11/08 | Yang

What The Chinese Are Saying About The Ma-Xi Meeting

Some people have commented, "This shows the progress of history and the people." "We have waited 66 years for this 70-second-long handshake." "I shed tears when the scene appeared on the television screen." Others describe the scene as,"touching, shocking" and say, "God bless the two sides. Go, China."

2015/11/07 | Zou Chi

Ma-Xi: Ma Says He Couldn't Talk about the “One China, One Taiwan Principle” due to ROC Constitution

Ma pointed out that the reason he could not talk about the “two China principle,” the “one China, one Taiwan principle” or the "independence of Taiwan” in the meeting is the ROC Constitution does not allow him to do so and he was speaking as the President of the ROC.

2015/11/04 | Yang

DPP Presidential Candidate Says Ma Shouldn't Limit Taiwan’s Future for Political Reputation

DPP presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen says that the meeting of the cross-strait leaders involves Taiwan's dignity and national interests. It is harmful to Taiwan's democracy to announce the news in such a chaotic and hasty manner.

2015/11/04 | Yang

KMT Presidential Candidate Will Visit the US Next Week

Chu will attend events held by the ethnic Chinese communities in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York, and the highlight will be in Washington DC, where Chu may make arrangements to enter the White House and State Department to meet officials in charge of Taiwan affairs. This will be the first time for a KMT chairman to enter the White House.

2015/11/03 | 阿Ken

US Congress Supports Taiwan's Participation in Interpol

This is the third time the US Congress has called on the administration department to obtain observer status for Taiwan in international organizations, including WHA (World Health Assembly) and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization).

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.