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2015/09/01 | Shih Yuan
Political Contributions in Taiwan; KMT Relying on Enterprises and DPP on Individuals
The KMT receives 80 percent of its political contributions from enterprises, which is around NT$ 130 million (approximately US$ 3.99 million). The DPP relies mostly on individual donations, which stand 73 percent, around NT$ 180 million (approximately US$ 5.53 million).
2015/09/01 | Yang
Former KMT Chairman Lian Zhan Addresses Retrocession of Taiwan in Meeting with Xi Jin-ping
Lian says that commemoration of the war and victory against fascism are two serious topics that are important to both Taiwan and China, so after he participates in the Taiwan events celebrating the anniversary of victory in the war, Lian is happy to take part in related events held in China.
2015/08/29 | Yuan
45 Cities Worldwide Take to the Streets for Malaysian Prime Minister to Step Down
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission said in a statement the rally is an illegal activity. It also says the assembly will build up negativity towards the government and damage the nation's image, so it has decided to ban any promotion.
2015/08/28 | Yang
DPP Presidential Candidate Tsai Ing-wen Addresses Issues in Taiwan
Tsai says, "There was a Japanese governor that said Taiwanese people are difficult to control because they are rebellious. It’s time for us to save our country from the current predicament based on this rebellious determination."
2015/08/27 | Sid Weng
Japanese Students Protest Against Japan-U.S. Security Treaty
According to a poll conducted by the Japanese media, Abe’s supporting rate has decreased 30 percent during the examination of the treaty. The Japanese Prime Minister has no choice but to extend the parliament recession that was supposed to end on June 22 to September 27 in order to pass the treaty.
2015/08/21 | Zou Chi
Former President of Taiwan Says The War of Resistance against Japan isn't a Historical Fact
Former President of Taiwan Lee Teng-hui writes, "(70 years ago) Taiwan and Japan were the same country. If we were part of the same country, then saying that Taiwan was at war with Japan isn't true at all."
2015/08/21 | Yuan
North Korea Ready For War Against South Korea
North Korea supreme leader Kim Jong-un has announced through official media that its military front line is ready for war and asks South Korea to stop pumping radio propaganda.
2015/08/18 | Yuan
Taipei Mayor Supporting Anything That Builds Peaceful Development Between Taipei and Shanghai
Since 2010, Taipei and Shanghai have held city forums to carry out practical exchanges. There have been nineteen MOUs signed between the two cities and four more will be added on today.
2015/08/09 | Yang
Taiwan Former Vice President Says James Soong Running Will Give Tsai Ing-wen Three Challenges
Former Vice President Annette Lu says she agrees with the saying that Soong running in the presidential election will have a catfish effect. The other two candidates, Tsai and Hong Xiu-zhu, are like lifeless sardines, but putting an aggressive catfish among them will liven them up.
2015/08/03 | Yang
Taiwan President Says Former President Should Apologize for His Diaoyu Islands Argument
President Ma says, "As the president of R.O.C., defending the sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands and piscary is my vocation."
2015/07/29 | Kenzo
Government Officials Accepting Bribery Suspected to be Cause of Water Park Explosion
The latest investigation report from the law enforcement agency states seven New Taipei City officials accepted over NT$ 20,000 (approximately US$ 630) worth of entrance tickets to the water park while conducting the security check.
2015/07/25 | 阿Ken
Taipei City Mayor Apologizes to Arrested Student Protesters and Reporters
The arresting of the reporters protesting alterations made to curriculum guidelines has initiated controversy concerning freedom of the press.
2015/07/15 | Yuan
Xinbei City to Implement Participatory Budgeting
More than 1,500 cities and communities around the world have enforced participatory budgeting. Since 2009, New York, Chicago and Boston have also carried out the policy.