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2016/03/28 | TNL 編輯
A Tsai-Xi Meeting? Debates Rise Among Uncertainty of Cross-strait Relations
After the Ma-Xi meeting last year, president-elect Tsai Ing-wen has not ruled out the possibility of meeting with China’s president Xi Jinping. On March 23, both Tsai and Xi received invitations from Panama to attend their completing ceremony of the Panama Canal. Discussions have been raised about whether the leaders of both countries will meet.
2016/03/23 | TNL 編輯
Aung San Suu Kyi May Assume Multiple Posts in Myanmar Government
President-elect Htin Kyaw has nominated Aung San Suu Kyi for four cabinet posts, including minister of the president's office, foreign affairs, energy and education. She might end up assuming more than one post in the cabinet and become the de facto head of government to lead the country.
2016/03/18 | TNL 編輯
Resumption of Diplomatic Relations Between China and The Gambia Leads to New Challenges for ROC
Before Taiwan president-elect Tsai Ing-wen officially takes office on May 20, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) announced the resumption of diplomatic relations with The Gambia on March 17. UDN News reports, this is not only a declaration of diplomatic tug-of-war, but also casts shadows on future cross-strait relations.
2016/03/17 | TNL 編輯
US Scholar Calls For US Presidential Candidates’ Attention On Cross-Strait Relations
While all the US presidential candidates have been bringing up issues regarding terrorism and ISIS, Taiwan has only been mentioned once in the presidential debates so far. However, a US scholar working for a research organization has called on the candidates to pay more attention to cross-strait issues.
2016/03/16 | Jeffrey Tsai
Myanmar’s Presidential Election Chooses Htin Kyaw, Close Friend of Aung San Suu Kyi
·Htin Kyaw’s close relationship with Aung San Suu Kyi puts her effectively as the leader of Myanmar. ·Kyaw is Myanmar’s first civilian president after half a century of military rule over the country.
2016/03/10 | TNL香港編輯
Survey Shows 67% of Hong Kong Youth Support Taiwan’s Independence
A recent poll shows 35% Hongkongese surveyed support Taiwan’s independence, which is the highest record in the last 21 years. What’s more, up to 67% of young people in Hong Kong support Taiwan’s independence.
2016/03/10 | Jeffrey Tsai
Recap of the US Presidential Primaries: Trump and Clinton in the Lead, Sanders is the Dark Horse
·Trump is increasingly likely to become the Republican candidate for the 2016 Presidential election. ·Sanders has had a string of wins, capped with the upset at Michigan, that threatens Clinton’s current lead for the nomination race.
2016/03/09 | Jeffrey Tsai
China’s Military Expansion Into Africa
·China is expanding its military in light of national interests in the African region. ·This may signal China’s desire to increase international participation.
2016/03/08 | TNL 編輯
Number of Female Legislators in Taiwan Impresses Western Officials
Taiwan has the highest ratio of female legislators elected to the legislature in Asia at 38%, which has impressed officials from western countries that have a longer history of adopting democratic political systems.
2016/03/01 | Jeffrey Tsai
Hong Kong By-Election Results Show Rising Tide of Youth Discontent
·This election upheld the precarious status quo in Hong Kong’s legislative body. ·Edward Leung, arrested for his role in the Fishball Revolution, got 15% of the votes, demonstrating the rise of youth discontent influencing politics.
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.