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2016/03/28 | TNL 編輯
Third Pakistan Terrorist Attack This Month Leaves at least 70 Killed
A suicide bomb was detonated in a public park in Pakistan on the evening of March 27, killing at least 70 people and leaving more than 300 injured. A breakaway Pakistani faction of the militant Taliban claimed the responsibility for the attack, which is said to have targeted the Christian community. Since it was Easter, many Christian families were in the park celebrating the holiday. Many children and women were among the victims.
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.
2016/03/23 | TNL 編輯
Latest Update: Explosions Strike Brussels, Claiming More Than 30 Lives So Far
Three explosions struck the Brussels airport and metro system on March 22, killing at least 34 people and leaving more than 200 people injured so far. Extremist militant group Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the bombings. Due to the attacks, the airport will remain closed indefinitely and the metro will be running a reduced service.
2016/03/22 | TNL 編輯
Taiwan or Republic of China? Taiwan’s Democracy Brought Up In Roundtable Discussion In Europe
According to Taiwan Corner, this is the first time within the past three years that Taiwan’s democracy has been discussed formally in Europe.
2016/03/22 | TNL 編輯
Indonesian Vessel Opens Fire on Taiwan Fishing Boats
On March 21, two Taiwan fishing boats were fired upon while crossing the Malacca Strait. While the identity of the vessel that opened fire is still unclear, fishermen believe it is an official vessel of the Indonesian maritime force.
2016/03/18 | TNL 編輯
Global Tension and Condemnation Mounting As North Korea Launches Two Missiles
Since North Korea performed it fourth nuclear test on January 6, tensions have been mounting in the region. On March 18, North Korea fired two ballistic missiles towards the Sea of Japan, leading to strong condemnation from Japan, South Korea and the US.
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
NPC Discloses China’s Economic Plan of 6.5% Annual Growth
As the second-largest economy in the world, China usually influences the world when it changes the country’s policies. Closed on March 16, NPC & CPPCC Sessions 2016 disclosed important issues, economic goals and plans for China, including the thirteenth five-year plan and the Charity Law.
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.
2016/03/15 | TNL 編輯
LGBT Content Banned On Chinese Television As Xi Enforces New Media Policies
China’s media policy has begun tightening after Xi Jinping’s announcement of centralizing communication platforms. Popular Chinese LGBT online television dramas have also been removed due to their content not passing the new regulations.