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2015/11/04 | Yang
DPP Presidential Candidate Says Ma Shouldn't Limit Taiwan’s Future for Political Reputation
DPP presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen says that the meeting of the cross-strait leaders involves Taiwan's dignity and national interests. It is harmful to Taiwan's democracy to announce the news in such a chaotic and hasty manner.
2015/11/04 | Yang
KMT Presidential Candidate Will Visit the US Next Week
Chu will attend events held by the ethnic Chinese communities in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York, and the highlight will be in Washington DC, where Chu may make arrangements to enter the White House and State Department to meet officials in charge of Taiwan affairs. This will be the first time for a KMT chairman to enter the White House.
2015/11/03 | 阿Ken
US Congress Supports Taiwan's Participation in Interpol
This is the third time the US Congress has called on the administration department to obtain observer status for Taiwan in international organizations, including WHA (World Health Assembly) and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization).
2015/10/30 | Yang
KMT Presidential Candidate says Law Governing the Legislative Yuan's Power Should Be Revised
Chu says that the first goal is to maintain peace within cross-strait relations according to "One China, different interpretations" and the "1992 Consensus." The second is political reform. Chu thinks Taiwan the cabinet system suits Taiwan and the island should adopt its spirit. The operation of the Legislative Yuan should also be as simple as possible.
2015/10/27 | 阿Ken
Taiwan National Defense Report Says The PRC Will Complete Armed Forces Against Taiwan by 2020
According to the 2015 National Defense Report, despite the fact that cross-strait relations have improved and the PRC claims to settle cross-strait issues through peaceful means, the PRC still continues to strengthen military forces against Taiwan, showing their ambition of claiming Taiwan has not changed. It is said that the PRC will be ready to annex Taiwan by 2020.
2015/10/27 | Yuan
USS Lassen to Sail into Disputed Chinese Islands
The US argues that under international law, building up artificial islands on previously submerged reefs does not entitle a country to make a territorial claim.
2015/10/20 | Kenzo
Taiwan Officials Holding ROC Passports Rejected Entrance of UN
Currently, Taiwanese officials can enter the UN headquarters for meetings only with diplomatic credentials issued by the United States Department of State. It is said that because of Xi Jin-ping's visit to the US, the UN started to restrict the related rights of Taiwan.
2015/10/17 | Yuan
KMT Presidential Candidate Annulled and Replaced Three Months Before Election
On October 17, the KMT held an extempore party congress at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. 891 party members participated and 812 were in favor of replacing the former KMT presidential candidate Hung Shiu-chu.
2015/10/12 | TNL香港編輯
Beijing Under A Sky of Surveillance Cameras to Stop Crimes
The Beijing police says the complete coverage of the surveillance system is to prevent people from gathering and to avoid street crime. The capital, for the first time, is now totally covered with street cameras in every corner since the government initiated the surveillance system in 2012.
2015/10/11 | Yang
China Builds Two Lighthouses to Further Claim Territory in the South China Sea
China operating the new lighthouses now is not only controversial, but also suggests that China is urgent to frame strategic locations in the South China Sea. It only took less than five months to complete the two lighthouses since China announced the constructions.
2015/10/08 | 阿Ken
Biggest Farce in Taiwan Elections? What People Are Saying About KMT's Intention to Replace Presidential Candidate
After the KMT held an extempore party congress on October 7, the removal of KMT presidential candidate Hung Shiu-chu is about to reach a verdict. Chairman Chu Li-luan (also known as Eric Chu) points out the gap between Hung's cross-strait policies and those of the KMT. Hung doesn't agree with Chu's statement and hopes that the party can hold an inside discussion.
2015/10/06 | Zou Chi
China to Slash 95% Chinese Tourists Visiting Taiwan before 2016 Presidential Election
Taipei Association of Travel Agents says that the Chinese government has informed the tourism bureaus in each city and province to decrease the amount of tourists to Taiwan from December 16 to January 15 next year. Not only will the amount of tourists be reduced by 95%, business tours to Taiwan will be fully stopped as well.
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."