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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.
2015/12/30 | Yang
Cross-Strait Hotline Officially Launches
Mainland Affairs Council Chairman Hsia Li-yan says that this hotline is the concrete result from the meeting between the cross-strait leaders. He hopes that through this hotline, the communication between Taipei and Beijing can become smoother in terms of emergencies and other important issues.
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.
2015/12/09 | 阿Ken
Migrant Workers Call for Justice in Working as Long-Term Caretakers
For both family members and foreign caretakers, they work 14 hours a day, which lasts for an average of 10 years. In a long run, this is an enormous pressure both mentally and physically. However, the government and society do not see their plight.
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.
2015/11/22 | Kenzo
First Taiwan "Losing Campaign" Launched Targeting Three Legislators
Spokesperson of the Appendectomy Project, Lin Zu-yi, stresses the "losing campaign" does not mean to discredit anyone, but just to present to the public how the legislators have done at congress, the records of their statement and their attitude towards all the issues. All of the materials are real, based on evidence and not rumors. There is no violation of the Election and Recall Act.
2015/11/18 | Yang
PFP Presidential Candidate Announces His Running Mate
James Soong says the reason he chose Xu is to form a coalition government and stop putting personal or partisan interests ahead of national interests. He wants to call an end to controversies among the parties and find back a mutual ideal. Soong says there are talents in every party, but they need to be integrated.
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.
2015/11/16 | 阿Ken
KMT Leaders Propose Congress Reformation Which Has Been Requestion by the DPP 851 Times
Zhang Hong-lin, CEO of the CCW, points out that those who blocked the bills are mostly KMT legislators, including Wang Jin-ping, Hung Shiu-chu and the Whip Fei Hung-tai. They have all refused to sign the pledge to show their commitment to reforming congress.
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
KMT Presidential Candidate Will Visit the US Next Week
Chu will attend events held by the ethnic Chinese communities in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York, and the highlight will be in Washington DC, where Chu may make arrangements to enter the White House and State Department to meet officials in charge of Taiwan affairs. This will be the first time for a KMT chairman to enter the White House.
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.
2015/10/23 | 阿Ken
KMT Presidential Candidate Plans to Turn Taichung into Capital of Taiwan
KMT presidential candidate Eric Chu says he will integrate Taichung City and Taichung County through road construction and urban planning to turn the region into Taiwan's capital. He also emphasizes that he will boost cross-strait economy to create a win-win situation if elected.
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.
2015/10/08 | 阿Ken
Biggest Farce in Taiwan Elections? What People Are Saying About KMT's Intention to Replace Presidential Candidate
After the KMT held an extempore party congress on October 7, the removal of KMT presidential candidate Hung Shiu-chu is about to reach a verdict. Chairman Chu Li-luan (also known as Eric Chu) points out the gap between Hung's cross-strait policies and those of the KMT. Hung doesn't agree with Chu's statement and hopes that the party can hold an inside discussion.
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.