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Vice president to attend Vatican event

OCTOBER RITE: Six ‘blesseds’ are to be made saints on Oct. 14, including pope Paul VI, and President Tsai Ing-wen designated Chen Chien-jen to represent Taiwan Taipei Times Date: Sep 24, 2018 By: Su…

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League made over NT$30bn in interest

FAMILY BUSINESS: Chiang Kai-shek’s wife Soong Mayling used the KMT’s one-party rule to accrue immense wealth for the Women’s League, the assets committee said Taipei Times Date: Sep 24, 2018 By: Chen Yu-fu  /  Staff reporter…

Premier’s flood response report released

WATER-LOGGED: Last month’s flooding was worsened by high tides and because the traditional gravity drainage method did not work in low-lying regions, the report said Taipei Times Date: Sep 23, 2018 By: Sean Lin  /  Staff…

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Database in Taiwan may support Google’s Chinese ‘censorship engine’

A suppressed Google memo reportedly claims ‘Dragonfly’ will provide a ‘Chinese partner’ with ‘unilateral access’ to all user data via database located in Taiwan Taiwan News Date: 2018/09/22 By: Duncan DeAeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – New information has emerged concerning the proposed Google search…

Diplomacy not a ‘zero-sum’ game: MOFA

Focus Taiwan Date: 2018/09/22 By: Elaine Hou and Flor Wang Taipei, Sept. 22 (CNA) Diplomacy is not a “zero-sum” game and cementing a long-lasting and stable diplomatic relationship with the Vatican is the top priority of Taiwan, Taipei-based Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said…

Ko says no to being led around by China

UP FOR DEBATE: Freddy Lim disagreed on Facebook with the Taipei mayor’s remark that Beijing’s residency cards for Taiwanese should be treated like US green cards Taipei Times Date: Sep 23, 2018 By: Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday said…

Legal revision planned to curb fake news

Radio Taiwan International Date: 2018-09-21 The government plans to revise national security laws to curb the spread of fake news. That’s according to a report on the state of the nation submitted by Premier William Lai to the legislature on Friday. The report said…

China accused of stepping up disinformation war on Taiwan

Government investigators say there has been a flood of fake news, and claim to have clear evidence that it originated with Beijing’s propaganda machine Asia Times Date: September 21, 2018 By: Asia Times Staff Beijing has mobilized its army of online trolls and demagogues to…