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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.
2016/01/21 | 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.
2016/01/15 | 阿Ken
Former US Deputy Secretary of State to Visit after Taiwan Elections
Regarding cross-strait relations after Taiwan’s presidential election, United States Department of State announced that the Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken is going to visit China and the US will also send former Deputy Secretary William Burns to Taiwan, where he will meet President Ma to communicate messages from the US to Taiwan and China.
2015/12/09 | Zou Chi
2015 Taiwan's Word of the Year is Out
The "Word of the Year" is an annual event held at the end of every year by the United Daily News and the Far Eastern Group's Mr. Xu Yuanzhi Memorial Foundation since 2008. People vote for the Chinese character that most represents the year. "Change" is the eighth Taiwan's word of the year following words including mess, hope, plain, awesome, worry, fake and black.
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.
2015/11/16 | Zou Chi
DPP Presidential Candidate Announces Her Running Mate
Tsai Ing-wen has released her five innovative research and development plans, including the establishment of an Asia-Pacific biotechnology pharmaceutical R&D center. Chen Chien-jen's joining in the election might be interpreted as the biotechnology industry likely being the emphasis out of the five development plans.
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.
2015/11/04 | Yang
DPP Presidential Candidate Says Ma Shouldn't Limit Taiwan’s Future for Political Reputation
DPP presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen says that the meeting of the cross-strait leaders involves Taiwan's dignity and national interests. It is harmful to Taiwan's democracy to announce the news in such a chaotic and hasty manner.
2015/10/16 | Yang
CEO of IMei Foods Says Presidential Candidate Tsai's New Food Safety Policies Are Flawed
CEO of IMei Foods Co., Luis Ko, participated in Tsai's press conference in which the presidential candidate announced five new food safety policies, but Ko emphasized three times that he didn't believe the policies were perfect and there was a lot of room for improvement.
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.
2015/09/22 | Yang
PFP Criticizes Single Women Presidential Candidates for Not Understanding Family Needs
Lin Jing-yi, the director of the DPP Sisterhood, says that single women are unlucky to live in Taiwan. Bosses will say, "You don't need to take care of the children," when single women are working overtime. They also have the responsibility to take care of the sick elders in the family because, "You don't have a family." When the country is facing the crisis of low fertility rate, single women are blamed for the national security crisis.
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.
2015/09/10 | 阿Ken
National Pension Reformation Policy of The Three Taiwanese Presidential Candidates
The alliance will respectively ask each political party and all presidential candidates to declare their stands on the issue, and will request the next president to invite opposite parties and unions of soldiers, civic servants, teachers, laborers, peasants and other related groups gathering on the platform to seek a solution regarding the national pension 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.
2015/08/28 | 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.
2015/07/30 | Yang
20-year-old Spokesperson of Curriculum Controversy Commits Suicide
The 20-year-old student of Juang Jing Vocational High School was arrested last week for breaking into Ministry of Education and was ruled a NT$ 20,000 (approximately US$ 600) bail by the court.