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2016/01/27 | 阿Ken
Taiwan President’s Visit to South China Sea Island Faces International Criticism
On January 28, President Ma Ying-jeou will visit Itu Aba Island in the South China Sea, also known as Taiping Island in Taiwan. The US is disappointed by the trip and says it is extremely unhelpful to the sensitive situation in the area. Vietnam’s representative in Taiwan also strongly protests against Ma’s trip.
2016/01/26 | Anita Chow
Safety of Human Rights Activists in China Remains Disturbing
While China recently released Peter Dahlin, a Swedish human rights activist, dozens of people remain detained, including foreigners and Chinese citizens.
2016/01/25 | TNL 編輯
Where Do Asians Stand in Oscar Nominations?
White actors have been dominating the Academy Awards for 88 years. This reflects not only the social stereotype embedded in the movie industry, but also the lack of opportunities for actors of color to ascend to the podium of the Oscars.
2016/01/21 | Yuan
[UPDATE] UK Will Respond to “Recognise Taiwan as a Country” Petition
UK authorities have noticed that the number of signitures has gone over the threshold of 10,000, and they will initiate the responding process in the coming days. Once the signing number reaches more than 100,000, the parliament will consider organizing a debate.
2016/01/20 | Anita Chow
UN Labor Agency: Global Unemployment to Rise by 2.3 Million in 2016
The number of unemployed people is estimated to rise by 2.3 million in 2016 and 2.5 million in 2017, which is very likely to top 200 million for the first time ever. The trend will probably cause instability in societies and leave existing jobs vulnerable.
2016/01/18 | Yuan
Is The Sovereignty Clause Influencing Taiwan's Attendance in AIIB?
Bank Group President of AIIB emphasizes the "sovereignty clause” in the AIIB Agreement, leading concerns to Taiwan’s official attendance in the investment bank.
2016/01/12 | TNL 編輯
China Condemns North Korea's Bomb Testing as the U.S. Holds Strong
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced that it was an H-bomb to its citizens as a display of his leadership and also to bring the international spotlight to North Korea. Though there is lack of authenticity to the H-bomb, it has upset many governments and has called into question how North Korea should be contained.
2016/01/12 | Eric Tsai
Peggy Kuo, First Taiwan Born U.S. Judge
Peggy Kuo is now the first Taiwan-born judge in the United States. She joins other Taiwanese American judges, such as CA Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu, in the U.S. judicial system.
Thai Government To Take Care of Children of Illegal Migrants
Human Rights Watch reported in September, 2014 that there are thousands of migrants and refugee teenagers detained in police lock-up or immigration facilities in Thailand because of their identity. Every year, hundreds of teenagers are detained indefinitely by the Thai government, which deteriorates the children and teenagers’ growth and development.
2016/01/07 | TNL 編輯
Obama Announces New Proposal to Fight Gun Violence
There are more than 30,000 deaths from gun violence each year, and more than 20,000 children under 18 have died from firearms in the last decade in the US. The debate on the gun control issue has therefore become fiercer in the American society.
2016/01/07 | TNL 編輯
Tension Rises in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia Cuts Diplomatic Ties with Iran
Saudi Arabia and Iran have long been involved in the proxy wars in Syria and Yemen. With the growing power of the Islamic State, the two counties’ hostility may build a more complicated situation in the region.
2016/01/06 | Eric Tsai
Taiwanese American Becomes Boston City Council President
First time in 106 years, Boston has elected an Asian American as the City Council President. Taiwanese American Michelle Wu takes up the position in Boston and joins a growing list of Taiwanese Americans who are taking a role in the US government.