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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.

2015/12/28 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:Indochina

Myanmar Jade Mine Landslide Arouses Attention to China's Strong Demand for Jade

Last month, a landslide in the same mountainous area in Kachin State killed 114 people. The landslide occurred in Hpakant, an area where lies the source of virtually all of the world's finest jadeite, a near-translucent green stone that is enormously prized in neighboring China and attracts the poor-stricken workers to risk their lives mining over the place.

2015/12/27 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:Indochina

China and Vietnam Signs First Cooperation Agreement

China also emphasized the need to boost people-to-people exchange between the two countries to further foster comprehensive cooperation, especially in economics and trade, hoping to solve the current imbalanced economic relationship between the two nations.

2015/12/27 | Kenzo

China Might Deport French Journalist for Article on China's Race Policy

French journalist of L'Obs magazine, Ursula Gauthier, which was published on November 18, accused the Chinese authorities of using the Paris attacks to justify the repression in Xinjiang. She believes the reason Beijing claims to stand with Paris is to win international support to justify crackdowns on the Uighur people.

2015/12/23 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:馬六甲

Indonesia and Australia Strengthen Counter-Terrorism Cooperation as IS Tries to Establish a Caliphate State in Indonesia

Australian Attorney George Brandis said IS intends to establish a caliphate state outside of the Middle East, and Indonesia is one of the potential locations. Brandis believes that this would be a major threat to Australia and the West.

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.

2015/12/20 | Sid Weng

Taiwan Welcomes Ten Millionth Visitor and Becomes Ninth Most Visited Country in Asia

Taiwan's visitor expenditures grow annually and the island ranked number 24 in visitor expenditures in the world in 2014. This has attracted international hotel chains to invest up to NT$ 354.5 billion (approximately US$ 10.7 billion) in the local hotel industry from 2008 to 2016.

2015/12/16 | TNL香港編輯

China Holds One-Fourth of the Imprisoned Journalists Worldwide

This year, the total number of imprisoned journalists in the world is 199 and a quarter of them are in China. Daily Mail reports, currently China has imprisoned 49 journalists. This is a record high since the Committee to Protect Journalists started the annual report in 1990.

2015/12/09 | Kenzo

Japanese Media Says Taiwan Tourists Are Lowering Voices in Public in Fear of Being Mistaken for Chinese

The report points out that recently the Taiwanese tourists in Japan have been more quiet and low-key. It also mentions that the feeling of not wanting to be mistaken for Chinese people in the Taiwanese society has grown after the Ma-Xi meeting in Singapore.

2015/12/09 | Yuan

The US to Deploy Anti-Submarine Aircraft P-8 Poseidon in Singapore in Response to China’s Expansion in the South China Sea

China's Foreign Ministry Spokespeople Hua Chun-ying responded that China believes that US's enhancement in military deployment and promoting military actions in the region is not in accordance with the mutual and long-term interests of both countries. The Chinese government hopes relevant countries will take actions that can truly safeguard regional peace and other developments.

2015/12/04 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:馬六甲

Chinese People Living in Four Locations Believe Singapore's Society to be Most Progressed

A survey directed towards Chinese living in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore shows that the Chinese in these four locations consider Singapore's society to be the most progressed. After experiencing the General Election in 2015, the satisfaction rate of the government has improved a lot compared to two years ago, from being relatively dissatisfied to very satisfied.

2015/11/27 | Yang

Five Cities in Taiwan Fight for Taiwan's Identity in International Organization

The mayor of Kaohsiung, along with Taichung, Tainan and Taipei, signed the letter of protest to the secretary general of ICLEI. As mentioned in the letter, Kaohsiung and the other four cities work hard to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and have made good achievements. There is no reason for the cities to accept the mistake made by ICLEI, which may disrupt the friendship between both sides.

2015/11/26 | Zou Chi

Harvard Researcher Says Chiang Kai-shek Fighting Back against China Was A Disguise

Jay Taylor believes that soon after Chiang retreated to Taiwan, he gave up his plan to recover the lost Mainland China. Chiang prepared to take root in Taiwan, but he kept pretending to want to recover China as a bargaining chip to stabilize domestic affairs and negotiate with the US.

2015/11/22 | Kenzo

Trade Talks: China-Imported Food Inspection to be Done Within 48 Hours?

Yang Jen-ni, director-general of the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) hopes to establish a computerized information exchange system that can be used to approve an import permit within 48 hours after receiving a clearance application. Legislator Lin Shu-fen criticizes the 48-hour clearance treatment is feeding Taiwanese people poison.

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.

2015/11/05 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:馬六甲

ASEAN Defense Chief Fails to Reach Consensus over South China Sea Dispute

The ASEAN defense forum held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has failed to sign a joint declaration due to the lack of consensus among the attending countries. An US official says it's because the US and China have differences over mentioning the South China Sea dispute in the declaration. On the other hand, China pointed out that the failure was due to certain Southeast Asian countries leaning towards Japan and the US.