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2015/10/06 | Zou Chi
KMT Presidential Candidate Will Not Withdraw from Election
Hung Hsiu-chu says she will reflect on herself but also stresses that she will stick to the original ambition and commitment she held when she decided to run in the election. She will neither accept any give-and-take bargaining nor bow to any unreasonable power.
2015/09/29 | 楊士範
President Ma Calls for the EU to Start Negotiations Concerning Bilateral Trade Agreements
Ma expressed his hopes that the European Parliament will continue to pass resolutions supporting Taiwan’s participation in global cooperative efforts, such as UNFCCC, ICAO and WHO, as well as international organizations, conventions and mechanisms that respond to the challenges of globalization.
2015/09/26 | Yuan
Chinese President says Constructions in the South China Sea do not Affect Others
The Spratly Islands is the southernmost of the four islands in the South China Sea. They also have the most reefs scattered among a total area of 820 thousand M². This is where the South China Sea territorial dispute is about.
2015/09/25 | 阿Ken
Foreign Minister Says Stickers on Taiwan Passport Covers Are Illegal
The Bureau of Consular Affairs points out the actions violate the part of the Enforcement Rules of Passports that state, "Other than filling in relevant information and signatures, passport holders are not authorized to make any alterations to the passports."
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.