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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.

2016/02/23 | TNL 編輯

Chinese Government Sends Warning Letter To Taiwan-Supporting US Representative

On February 4, the Chinese government sent a letter to a US representative, who has been promoting interactions between Taiwan and the State of Mississippi, requesting him not to encourage official exchanges between Taiwan and the US.

2016/02/22 | TNL 編輯

Child Marriage Continues To Endanger Millions of Children

Despite widespread condemnation of child marriage, the practice persists around the world and about 37 thousand children are victims each day. Activists around the world are now finding different ways to tackle this pressing issue.

2016/02/18 | TNL 編輯

China Deploys Missiles On South China Sea Island

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense said it has confirmed that surface-to-air missiles have been deployed by the Chinese military on Woody Island in the disputed South China Sea. While China considers its move to be appropriate and reasonable, the deployment has raised concerns in the region.

2016/02/18 | TNL 編輯

Filipino Boxing Star Pacquiao Apologizes for Homophobic Comments

Boxing star Manny Pacquiao recently openly denounced people in homosexual relationships to be "worse than animals.” Despite his apology later, Pacquiao has drawn an avalanche of criticism from the public, which can potentially hurt his prospects for a Senate seat.

2016/02/17 | TNL 編輯

South Korea Eyes US Missile Defense System And Stokes Fear In China

As North Korean missile threats expand, South Korea is pushing for deployment of a US high-altitude air defense system, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD). The push, however, has stoked fear in China, which believes deployment of the system could help the US to expand its military power in the region.

2016/02/16 | TNL 編輯

Fiji Becomes First Country To Approve Paris Agreement

Countries in the Asia Pacific region are among the most vulnerable nations when talking about global warming. Recently, Fiji's parliament ratified the implementation of Paris Agreement in their country, hoping to pioneer the official agreement among participating countries.

2016/02/16 | TNL 編輯

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Join Fight Against Zika

With more and more people being infected with the Zika virus, many countries are seeking solutions to tackle mosquito-borne diseases, including Taiwan, the UK and Brazil.