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Taiwan could contribute greatly if admitted to UN: Foreign minister

Radio Taiwan International Date: 14 August, 2020 By: Shirley Lin Foreign Minister Joseph Wu says the UN’s exclusion of Taiwan as a member state is a loss to the international community as a whole. Wu’s statement appeared in recent articles by the Philippine Daily Inquirer and the Manila Standard. In the reports, Wu was cited as saying that Taiwan has…

Golden Comics special award goes to veteran cartoonist Hsiao

Focus Taiwan Date: 08/14/2020 By: William Yen Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) The special contribution award at the 11th Golden Comic Awards will go to renowned cartoonist Loïc Hsiao (蕭言中), who has released over 30 comic books in his illustrious career, the Ministry of Culture (MOC) said Friday. Hsiao, 55, achieved immediate success as a cartoonist, selling over 500,000…

Family, friends, public bid farewell to Lee

‘UNCLE A-HUI’: People lined the streets of Taipei as a motorcade carrying the former president’s body went from the hospital to a church funeral to a crematorium Taipei Times Date: Aug 15, 2020 By: Chen Yun and Lee Hsin-fang / Staff reporters Family members and close friends bade farewell to former president Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) at a private funeral service…

Woman vandalizes memorial of late Taiwan president Lee Teng-hui

Portrait of Taiwan's first democratically elected president hit by paint-filled balloon on day of his funeral Taiwan News Date: 2020/08/14 By: Sylvia Teng, Taiwan News, Staff Writer TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The memorial for late President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) in Taipei was reportedly vandalized on Friday (Aug. 14), the day of Lee's funeral, when a woman splashed red paint…

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Caught red-handed: Tencent’s ties to CCP revealed

23% of Tencent employees reportedly members of CCP Taiwan News Date: 2020/08/14 By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a Trump ban on transactions by WeChat is set to take effect on Sept. 15, a photo has surfaced showing top executives posing…

Police raid in Yunlin targets counterfeit vouchers

COPYING HISTORY: A prosecutor said that the main suspect has a criminal record of counterfeiting and has been linked to about 20 cases over the past few decades Taipei Times Date:  Aug 15, 2020 By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter Five people were detained in an operation targeting…

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China is conducting exercises, while at the same time Taiwan is arming itself

bulgarianmilitary.com Date: Aug 14, 2020 By: TOC  This post was published in Defence24. The point of view expressed in this article is authorial and do not necessarily reflect BM`s editorial stance. *** WARSAW, (BM) – What has already been announced has happened, i.e. China is to make a show of strength in the course of military maneuvers, which are Beijing’s…

Taiwan to boost ‘invasion’ defenses with US weapons

Cruise missiles and naval mines eyed as Taiwan plans cost-effective, lethal deterrent to a potential attack from China Asia Times Date: August 14, 2020 By: Dave Makichuk If China is bent on invading Taiwan, then let it be “painful.” At least, that’s Taiwan’s view of things, as it works with the US on strengthening its asymmetric warfare capabilities…

6 Taiwan Ghost Month taboos for hotel rooms

Remember 6 taboos to avoid ghoulish guests staying in hotel rooms during Taiwan's Ghost Month Taiwan News Date: 2020/08/14 By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For those who happen to be traveling during Ghost Month (鬼月), which starts on Wednesday (Aug. 19), there are a number of do's and dont's to follow when…

Supporters flock to rallies on eve of Kaohsiung mayoral by-election

Focus Taiwan Date: 08/14/2020 By: Flor Wang, Hou Wen-ting and Liu Kuan-ting Kaohsiung, Aug. 14 (CNA) The final campaign rallies of the main candidates in Saturday's mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung drew big crowds Friday night even though the outcome in the minds of many is a foregone conclusion. Former Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) of the ruling Democratic…

Consumer group calls for improved bus safety

STRICTER TESTS: While the Taipei City Government assesses bus operators annually, criteria on passengers’ safety are too few and insufficient, the group said Taipei Times Date: Aug 15, 2020 By: Lo Chi / Staff reporter The Consumers’ Foundation yesterday called on the government to update safety regulations for public buses, after several injuries were reported over the past few…