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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.
2015/12/25 | TNL 編輯
Workers Are Scrambling to Finish Construction of the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum
During his presidential campaign, President Ma Ying-jeou said the branch would be opened at the end of April in 2012. He said the construction would be listed in the “I-Taiwan 12 Projects.” However, he failed to realize this promise. Ma said again this March that the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum in Chiayi would be open for a trial operation on December 28. To realize his words, construction workers are scrambling and working 24 hours a day.
2015/11/12 | Kenzo
Taiwanese Aborigines: We Are Not Descendants of the Yellow Emperor
Aboriginal groups said the Ma-Xi meeting was not sanctioned, so President Ma could not represent the Taiwanese people, or even Taiwanese aborigines, and declare that people on both sides of the strait are all part of the Chinese nation.
2015/11/08 | Yang
Overseas Taiwanese Students Issue Joint Statement Regarding Ma-Xi Meeting
Lin Fei-fan, leader of the Sunflower Student Movement, says that President Ma Ying-jeou can't represent the people of Taiwan and Taiwan is not a part of China. He also says it is important to let the world know that the Taiwanese are the only ones that can fix this.
2015/11/08 | Yang
What The Chinese Are Saying About The Ma-Xi Meeting
Some people have commented, "This shows the progress of history and the people." "We have waited 66 years for this 70-second-long handshake." "I shed tears when the scene appeared on the television screen." Others describe the scene as,"touching, shocking" and say, "God bless the two sides. Go, China."
2015/11/07 | Zou Chi
Ma-Xi: Ma Says He Couldn't Talk about the “One China, One Taiwan Principle” due to ROC Constitution
Ma pointed out that the reason he could not talk about the “two China principle,” the “one China, one Taiwan principle” or the "independence of Taiwan” in the meeting is the ROC Constitution does not allow him to do so and he was speaking as the President of the ROC.
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.
2015/11/04 | Yuan
Taiwan and China Presidents Will Meet For The First Time Since 1949
Taiwan presidential spokesperson Chen Yi-hsin says Ma's proposal for this meeting is to promote peace between the two sides and maintain the status quo. He says that no agreements will be signed and no joint statements will be issued.
2015/10/28 | Zou Chi
Taiwan President Calls For Including Chinese Students in the Health Insurance System
Ma pointed out that Taiwan regulations still have some limitations upon the Chinese students, and the students take these limitations as discrimination. For example, the Chinese students have no health insurance according to the current regulations. Ma asks if other foreign students can have health insurance, why can't the Chinese students?
2015/09/29 | 楊士範
President Ma Calls for the EU to Start Negotiations Concerning Bilateral Trade Agreements
Ma expressed his hopes that the European Parliament will continue to pass resolutions supporting Taiwan’s participation in global cooperative efforts, such as UNFCCC, ICAO and WHO, as well as international organizations, conventions and mechanisms that respond to the challenges of globalization.
2015/09/14 | Kenzo
Will Ma Push for Taiwan's Return to the UN?
This is the last year for Ma to deal with the proposal to enter the UN during his term of office. But according to sources from the Ministry of National Defense, Ma’s government will do nothing but maintain the same policy of the past seven years, and the proposal regarding returning to the UN will not be promoted.
2015/08/21 | Zou Chi
Former President of Taiwan Says The War of Resistance against Japan isn't a Historical Fact
Former President of Taiwan Lee Teng-hui writes, "(70 years ago) Taiwan and Japan were the same country. If we were part of the same country, then saying that Taiwan was at war with Japan isn't true at all."