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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.

2016/03/08 | Jeffrey Tsai

International Scrutiny on Hong Kong’s Missing Five

China faces criticism from the United States and the United Kingdom on infringing freedom of the press and human rights. Taiwan remains silent on the issue except for an urging to adhere to freedom of the press and human rights. China fired back at the UK over its interference of its domestic affairs.

2016/03/07 | TNL 編輯

International Space Station Astronauts Return To Earth Breaking Records

·US astronaut Scott Kelly has set a new US space flight record of 340 consecutive days in space. ·The returned astronauts spent time conducting experiments intended for future manned missions to Mars.

2016/03/01 | Jeffrey Tsai

Hong Kong By-Election Results Show Rising Tide of Youth Discontent

·This election upheld the precarious status quo in Hong Kong’s legislative body. ·Edward Leung, arrested for his role in the Fishball Revolution, got 15% of the votes, demonstrating the rise of youth discontent influencing politics.