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2016/02/25 | Yang
Chiang Kai-shek Among Top Nine Killers in the 20th Century and Responsible for the 228 Incident?
The February 28 Incident (228) in 1947 was a turning point for the development of democracy in Taiwan. Back then, the government violently suppressed a conflict between the people and the police, leading to tens of thousands of deaths. With the 69th anniversary of the tragedy coming up this Sunday, some have brought up that Chiang Kai-shek, often recognized as the “founding father” of the Republic of China (ROC), was most responsible for the incident.
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.
2016/01/25 | Kenzo
Feminists Calling For Female Candidates For Presidents of the Legislative Yuan
After the 2016 elections, Taiwan not only elected the country’s first female president, but also a parliament consisting of 38.1% female members. Feminist groups, therefore, call for the DPP to consider female candidates for president and vice-president of the Legislative Yuan.
2016/01/21 | 阿Ken
Chinese Netizens Bombard Taiwanese President-elect Tsai Ing-wen’s Facebook Page
Chinese netizens organized a campaign to breach China’s Great Firewall on January 20. They did not just leave “anti-Taiwan independence” messages, but some also said they leap over the firewall occasionally because they care about the real world.
2016/01/17 | Kenzo
Eight Firsts in the 2016 Taiwan Elections
The 2016 Taiwan presidential and legislative elections have set a number of records. What's worth noting is the turnout rate of this election set a record low at 70% and it is also the first time a presidential candidate was replaced.
2015/12/21 | Kenzo
Chinese State-Backed Hacker Group Attacks The DPP and Taiwanese Media
FireEye's report also mentions that APT16 has not only sent phishing e-mails with the subject line, "DPP’s Contact Information Update," to Taiwanese media, but also infiltrated e-mails of the DPP staff, changing security protocols and writing messages spoofing the account holders. About 50 party staff members have been hacked.
2015/11/30 | TNL 編輯
Owing Aboriginals Too Much? DPP Presidential Candidate Will Apologize To The People if Elected
Tsai Ing-wen said that the aboriginal policies announced on August 1 this year were also the first policies announced in the 2016 presidential election. This shows her respect and affirmation towards the original owners of the island and her determination to solve related issues.
2015/11/11 | Yang
China Loosening Internet Censorship? Chinese Netizens Flood Tsai Ing-Wen’s Facebook Page
On November 11, a Taiwanese netizen said that the Chinese government was said to be testing out lifting the ban on Facebook for Chinese netizens to access it through campus networks. Therefore, a large number of Chinese netizens flooded Tsai's Facebook page, resulting in the fierce quarrel between netizens across the strait.
2015/10/30 | Yang
KMT Presidential Candidate says Law Governing the Legislative Yuan's Power Should Be Revised
Chu says that the first goal is to maintain peace within cross-strait relations according to "One China, different interpretations" and the "1992 Consensus." The second is political reform. Chu thinks Taiwan the cabinet system suits Taiwan and the island should adopt its spirit. The operation of the Legislative Yuan should also be as simple as possible.
2015/09/22 | TNL 編輯
Tsai Ing-wen's Energy Policy for Taiwan
Tsai says that she hopes the KMT can face the facts and do not ignore the real calculation of the cost of nuclear power just to advocate the energy source. The KMT should note how much risk nuclear disaster might bring to the Taiwanese society because these are all unbearable for Taipower itself.
2015/09/16 | Yang
The US Has Three Noes for Taiwan's 2016 Presidential Election
Former White House National Security Council (NSC) Senior Director for Asian Affairs Michael J. Green says that Washington D.C. and Taiwan should each have "three Noes." Taiwan's three noes are no surprises, no change of the status quo, and no free rides for the new government.
2015/09/14 | Yang
Taipei Mayor Ko Says A Definite Party Alternation in 2016
Ma's government ran the office inappropriately, which resulted in failure of democracy and accumulation of people’s complaints. This led to the outbreak of the Sunflower Movement. The difference between former president Lee Teng-hui and Ma is the latter was unable to guide the power of the people and resolve the issue.
2015/09/08 | Yang
DPP Presidential Candidate Tsai Ing-wen Emphasizes Domestic Demand and Sports Budget
Tsai stresses that sport is an important national strategy and one of the most fundamental cores of education. It also holds high value, trains professionals and provides job opportunities.
2015/09/01 | Shih Yuan
Political Contributions in Taiwan; KMT Relying on Enterprises and DPP on Individuals
The KMT receives 80 percent of its political contributions from enterprises, which is around NT$ 130 million (approximately US$ 3.99 million). The DPP relies mostly on individual donations, which stand 73 percent, around NT$ 180 million (approximately US$ 5.53 million).
2015/08/28 | Yang
DPP Presidential Candidate Tsai Ing-wen Addresses Issues in Taiwan
Tsai says, "There was a Japanese governor that said Taiwanese people are difficult to control because they are rebellious. It’s time for us to save our country from the current predicament based on this rebellious determination."
2015/08/09 | Yang
Taiwan Former Vice President Says James Soong Running Will Give Tsai Ing-wen Three Challenges
Former Vice President Annette Lu says she agrees with the saying that Soong running in the presidential election will have a catfish effect. The other two candidates, Tsai and Hong Xiu-zhu, are like lifeless sardines, but putting an aggressive catfish among them will liven them up.