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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.
2016/03/14 | TNL 編輯
The Taiwan Brain Behind AlphaGo: Aja Huang
On March 10, AlphaGo, designed by Google DeepMind, beat Lee Se-dol, a Korean professional Go player. While AlphaGo has stunned the world with its artificial intelligence, Aja Huang, born and raised in Taiwan, has been reported to make the most contribution to the design of the AI’s “brain.”
2016/03/10 | TNL香港編輯
Survey Shows 67% of Hong Kong Youth Support Taiwan’s Independence
A recent poll shows 35% Hongkongese surveyed support Taiwan’s independence, which is the highest record in the last 21 years. What’s more, up to 67% of young people in Hong Kong support Taiwan’s independence.
2016/03/10 | Jeffrey Tsai
Recap of the US Presidential Primaries: Trump and Clinton in the Lead, Sanders is the Dark Horse
·Trump is increasingly likely to become the Republican candidate for the 2016 Presidential election. ·Sanders has had a string of wins, capped with the upset at Michigan, that threatens Clinton’s current lead for the nomination race.
2016/03/09 | Jeffrey Tsai
China’s Military Expansion Into Africa
·China is expanding its military in light of national interests in the African region. ·This may signal China’s desire to increase international participation.