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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$2.7 million), of which more than half are staff costs.
2015/09/01 | Shih Yuan
Political Contributions in Taiwan; KMT Relying on Enterprises and DPP on Individuals
The KMT receives 80 percent of its political contributions from enterprises, which is around NT$ 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.