Politics & News

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(Re)breaking the Chains

New Bloom

This is the story of Kalsang and Nurmuhammed: the story of Tibet and Xinjiang.

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401 New Domestic Cases, 266 Cases From Backlog, Chen Shih-Chung Reveals Details of Biotech Negotiations

401 new cases and four imported cases were announced today, along with 266 cases added from the backlog.

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A Failure to Address Structural Issues with Death Sentences After Single Mother's Attempted Murder-Suicide Copy

New Bloom

An attempted murder-suicide case that took place in New Taipei earlier this year has resulted in a death sentence for a thirty-year-old woman who killed her six-year-old son and eight-year-old daughter

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Academic Database Prompts Censorship Concerns

New Bloom

Atiri Library’s, Taiwan’s dominant academic database, avoidance/changes of certain political terms in order to remain in the Chinese market raise concerns of Taiwanese companies’ self-censorship.

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Annual Labor Demonstration Protests American Pork, with Controversy Regarding KMT Co-optation Claims

New Bloom

The Autumn Struggle labor demonstration was held yesterday in Taipei

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As Sea Levels Rise and Chinese Pressure Mounts, Taiwan Must Extend NSP To The South-Pacific

Taiwan Insight

A year after losing two of its Pacific Island allies, Taiwan continues to feel the mounting pressure of Chinese influence in the South-Pacific ocean. Within recent years, China has pointedly increased its presence in the Pacific through financial aid, commercial trade, and high-level diplomatic engagement.

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Biden, Taiwan, and US-China High Technology Competition

Taiwan Insight

Despite official disclaimers, the election of President Joseph Biden has been greeted with considerable angst in Taiwan.

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297 Domestic Cases, 258 Backlog Cases, 19 Deaths Confirmed, Details of Vaccinations Plans Revealed

297 domestic cases, two imported cases, and 258 cases from the backlog were announced at the Central Epidemic Command Center’s (CECC) daily press conference today.

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62nd Anniversary of Tibetan Uprising Day Commemorated in Taipei with March, Prayer Ceremony

New Bloom

Tibetan groups rallied outside of the Zhongxiao Fuxing SOGO on Sunday, March 3rd, beginning at 1 PM.

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A Strategic Review of “Strategic Ambiguity"

Ketagalan Media

Admiral Philip Davidson waded into the sensitive issue of whether to jettison “strategic ambiguity.”

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American Meat: Through the Overton Window Darkly

New Bloom

On Christmas day, after much contention, the lifting of limits on American pork imports was passed by the Legislative Yuan, with KMT lawmakers vowing to continue to oppose pork imports.

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Annual Taipei Pride Parade Draws 130,000 Participants

New Bloom

Tens of thousands marched in the annual pride parade in Taipei earlier today.

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Ask the Sheep

New Bloom

Cingjing Farm, known as the “Aspen of Taiwan", has been on the news lately because of a remark from a legislator about a recent petition to end sheep shearing and shepherd dog performances.

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Biden-Suga Summit Highlights Alignment over Taiwan Strait

Ketagalan Media

The leaders of the United States and Japan issued an unprecedented statement on April 16 expressing the two nations’ shared concern about Taiwan’s security.

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302 Domestic Cases, 331 Backlog Cases, 11 Deaths Announced, Splits Between Local and Central Governments Widen

New Blooms

Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung announced 302 domestic cases, two imported cases, and 11 deaths at today’s press conference.

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A Failure to Address Structural Issues with Death Sentences After Single Mother's Attempted Murder-Suicide

New Bloom

An attempted murder-suicide case that took place in New Taipei earlier this year has resulted in a death sentence for a thirty-year-old woman who killed her six-year-old son and eight-year-old daughter

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A Taiwanese Soft Power?

Taiwan Insight

It has been more than three decades since Harvard University Professor Joseph Nye coined the rhetorically invigorating term “soft power.”

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Animal Rebellion Stakes Out A Presence in Taiwan with Ximending Rally

New Bloom

One of the most energetic climate justice movements in the past couple of years has been the Extinction Rebellion, often abbreviated as "XR."

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Another Perspective for Taiwanese America: Ensuring Taiwan’s Security

TaiwaneseAmerican.org

A Taiwanese American's take on the effects of American partisanship on Taiwan's security.

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Biden Administration Surprises with Statement, Deployment of Carrier Group After Chinese Flyovers of Taiwan

New Bloom

The Biden Administration issued a statement in response to an incursion of Taiwan’s Air Zone by Chinese warplanes on Saturday, expressing "concern" at Beijing's "attempts to intimidate."