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2015/12/03 | Zou Chi

French Media Says Taiwan Is Forgotten in World Climate Negotiation Due to Political Issues

French media, Le Figaro, reported on Taiwan with great details, pointing out that although the island accounts for 1% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions and has brought up a goal for its reduction, the country is still blocked out of COP21 due to sensitive political issues.

2015/12/02 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:馬六甲

Malaysian Defense Minister Says IS is Targeting Three Top Malaysian Leaders

Defense Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein warned that three top Malaysian leaders are on the terror group Islamic State's (IS) hit list, but did not disclose the identities of said leaders.

2015/11/25 | 阿Ken

ROC Flag Seen in Latest IS Promotion Video

President Ma Ying-jeou says regarding the conflict in Syria, Taiwan has provided refugees with 350 prefabricated houses and medical assistance in the past. Ma also says he will request relative national security units to remain highly alert and take necessary measures.

2015/11/17 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:馬六甲

Indonesia Consumes 1.4 Million MDMA Pills Per Year

According to BNN, Indonesia’s economy loss from drugs has reached up to US$ 4.8 million. Drugs circulated within Indonesia per year include marijuana (158,000 kg), amphetamine (219,000 kg) and MDMA (14 million pills).

2015/11/15 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:Indochina

Obama Hails Myanmar Election Result

President Thein Sein and Min Aung Hlaing have congratulated Ms. Suu Kyi on her party's performance in the polls, though they have not formally conceded defeat. They have agreed to hold talks on national reconciliation with her after the final results are announced.

2015/11/15 | Yuan

80,000 South Koreans Take to the Streets Asking Park to Step Down

The police say that this might be the largest street protest in Seoul in the last seven years. The last one had 100 thousand protestors going to the streets against the import of US beef for fear of mad cow disease in 2008.

2015/11/12 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:馬六甲

Indonesia Could Take China to International Court over South China Sea Dispute

Beijing's claim to almost the entire South China Sea is shown on Chinese maps with a nine-dash line that stretches deep into the maritime heart of Southeast Asia, including parts of the Indonesian-held Natuna islands. However, Indonesia thinks that the claim has no legal basis.

2015/11/11 | Yuan

Myanmar Ranks First in 2015 Global Giving Index

The report also shows that the Burmese and the Thai people, who have 87% of adult donations, mostly believe in Theravada Buddhism, which has a long tradition of donating to Buddhist monks. Therefore donation is a common practice in their societies. However, the report also draws comparison between the generosity of the Burmese and their persecution against the Rohingya people, a minority Muslim group in Myanmar.

2015/11/09 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:Indochina

Protestors Storm The Streets Before Xi's Visit to Vietnam

Videos posted online show scuffles between protesters and security forces in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. One person with a bloodied face is heard shouting, “This is the bloodstain of Xi Jinping! I was beaten up because of Xi Jinping.”

2015/11/05 | Shih Yuan

Taiwan Will Complete Preparation for TPP by November 2016

Director-General of the Bureau of Foreign Trade Jenni Yang says after the full text of the TPP was released, the government will compare the text with existing regulations in Taiwan. They will explain the gaps the government should deal with, assess TPP’s impact and provide each ministry with advice for amending laws.

2015/11/05 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:馬六甲

ASEAN Defense Chief Fails to Reach Consensus over South China Sea Dispute

The ASEAN defense forum held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has failed to sign a joint declaration due to the lack of consensus among the attending countries. An US official says it's because the US and China have differences over mentioning the South China Sea dispute in the declaration. On the other hand, China pointed out that the failure was due to certain Southeast Asian countries leaning towards Japan and the US.

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).