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2015/09/24 | Yuan

Taiwanese Film Takes Taiwanese History Beyond The 228 Event

Producer Khan Lee says the difficulties of Taiwan in recent years is not having culture and that creativity comes from having culture. He enjoys taiga drama the most, but no one writes historic plays, therefore he used drama reproduction methods to film "Attabu 2."

2015/09/23 | Yuan

Xi Jin-ping Should be Concerned With What Tsai Ing-wen Will Do If She Becomes Taiwan President

Xi might tell the US that China has not realized how dangerous the stand of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and its presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen are. Former Chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan Richard Bush says that if so, Obama should urge Xi that China needs to react carefully towards Tsai's victory to avoid worsening sensitive issues.

2015/09/22 | TNL 編輯

Tsai Ing-wen's Energy Policy for Taiwan

Tsai says that she hopes the KMT can face the facts and do not ignore the real calculation of the cost of nuclear power just to advocate the energy source. The KMT should note how much risk nuclear disaster might bring to the Taiwanese society because these are all unbearable for Taipower itself.

2015/09/21 | 阿Ken

Anything Behind China Issuing Electronic Taiwan Compatriot Travel Documents?

Starting from September 21, China will issue electronic Taiwan compatriot travel documents and the original paper passes will be discontinued. Premier Mao Chi-kuo says he did not know of the changes until he read the newspaper. Mao says China has already hurt the feelings of the Taiwanese by doing so.

2015/09/18 | Yuan

China and the US Collaborate to Construct High-Speed Railway

Just before the visit of Chinese President Xi Jin-ping to the US, China Railway International Inc. and XpressWest Enterprises LLC announced a joint venture to construct a high-speed railway. This will be China's first high-speed rail project in the US.

2015/09/17 | Yuan

The Philippines Shift Production of Voting Machines to Taiwan in Fear of China’s Interference

Concerned that China might sabotage the country’s 2016 presidential election due to the South China Sea dispute, the Philippines decided to shift the production site of the voting machines from China to Taiwan.

2015/09/16 | Kenzo

Taiwanese is Rejected Visiting UN Office in Geneva

After showing her ID, Cai was rejected by the UN staff member, saying that the UN does not accept Taiwanese passports and IDs, and she cannot enter. The receptionist further stressed that Taiwan is a part of China, and required Cai to show a Chinese passport or ID.

2015/09/16 | Yang

The US Has Three Noes for Taiwan's 2016 Presidential Election

Former White House National Security Council (NSC) Senior Director for Asian Affairs Michael J. Green says that Washington D.C. and Taiwan should each have "three Noes." Taiwan's three noes are no surprises, no change of the status quo, and no free rides for the new government.

2015/09/15 | Zou Chi

Loss of Transitional Justice: Japanese Victim of 228 Incident is Rejected Compensation from Taiwanese Government

The Ministry of the Interior said that after the break-off of the diplomatic relationship between Taiwan and Japan, there was no precedent to be conformed to, and in situations of Taiwanese citizens applying for compensation to Japanese government, like the cases of comfort women during the WWII, no compensation was granted. The Ministry of the Interior thus decided to reject the application of compensation on grounds of the principle of equality and mutual benefits.

2015/09/15 | Yang

The KMT Reflects on Its Current and Future Direction

Legislator Lin Yu-fang suggests that KMT high-level leaders meet up and says, “You can argue, just don’t throw fists. Close the door and have a heart-to-heart. It’s okay to burst into tears.”

2015/09/14 | Kenzo

Will Ma Push for Taiwan's Return to the UN?

This is the last year for Ma to deal with the proposal to enter the UN during his term of office. But according to sources from the Ministry of National Defense, Ma’s government will do nothing but maintain the same policy of the past seven years, and the proposal regarding returning to the UN will not be promoted.

2015/09/14 | Kenzo

Chinese Local Travel Agency Bans Taiwanese Tour Bus from Playing Anti-Communism Video

According to understanding, the letter was addressed with a harsh manner, saying the documentary has produced terribly negative impact and was severely criticized by the related authorities of Hebei. In the letter, they even stress the policy regarding banning any documentary that damages national image on Taiwanese tour buses and claim to strictly review any documentary and propaganda clips to be played on the tour buses, as well as the words of each local tour guide.

2015/09/14 | Yang

Taipei Mayor Ko Says A Definite Party Alternation in 2016

Ma's government ran the office inappropriately, which resulted in failure of democracy and accumulation of people’s complaints. This led to the outbreak of the Sunflower Movement. The difference between former president Lee Teng-hui and Ma is the latter was unable to guide the power of the people and resolve the issue.

2015/09/10 | 阿Ken

National Pension Reformation Policy of The Three Taiwanese Presidential Candidates

The alliance will respectively ask each political party and all presidential candidates to declare their stands on the issue, and will request the next president to invite opposite parties and unions of soldiers, civic servants, teachers, laborers, peasants and other related groups gathering on the platform to seek a solution regarding the national pension issue.

2015/09/08 | Alvin

Google Play Store Returning to China Raises Questions

Almost every Android phone and tablet needs to install Google Play, but Chinese authorities have banned it because it is involved in ideological problems and can only be launched on online shops that have passed strict scrutiny.

2015/09/08 | Yang

DPP Presidential Candidate Tsai Ing-wen Emphasizes Domestic Demand and Sports Budget

Tsai stresses that sport is an important national strategy and one of the most fundamental cores of education. It also holds high value, trains professionals and provides job opportunities.

2015/09/03 | 阿Ken

A Rarely Known Provincial Government of Taiwan Has An Annual Budget of NT$ 90 Million

There is a Taiwan Provincial Government in the Zhongxing New Village in Nantou, but most people do not know that there is also a Fujian Provincial Government in Kinmen with an annual budget up to NT$ 90 million (approximately US$2.7 million), of which more than half are staff costs.