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2016/04/15 | TNL 編輯

Taiwanese Snub One-China, Ma’s 1992 Consensus Comments

After Taiwan’s presidential election, China has been making moves to challenge Taiwan’s sovereignty and strengthen the “One-China Policy.” However, a recent poll shows that most Taiwanese oppose this strategy, and netizens have responded negatively to President Ma’s view of the “1992 Consensus.”

2016/03/28 | TNL 編輯

A Tsai-Xi Meeting? Debates Rise Among Uncertainty of Cross-strait Relations

After the Ma-Xi meeting last year, president-elect Tsai Ing-wen has not ruled out the possibility of meeting with China’s president Xi Jinping. On March 23, both Tsai and Xi received invitations from Panama to attend their completing ceremony of the Panama Canal. Discussions have been raised about whether the leaders of both countries will meet.

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.

2016/01/16 | Olivia Yang

Taiwan's First Female President Wins By A Landslide

Tsai is the second DPP presidential candidate to be elected, following former president Chen Shui-bian in 2000 and 2004. During Chen’s administration, tensions were high between Taiwan and China. Tsai’s position on the cross-Strait relationship has been unclear.

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.

2015/11/30 | 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.