President Tsai apologizes to victim’s family, people of Malaysia after student abducted, murdered in Taiwan

President Tsai Ing-wen today apologized to the family of a Malaysian student who was sexually assaulted and murdered in Tainan City, October 28, and extended apologies to the country and people of Malaysia, adding that the incident did great harm to Taiwan’s international image. The 24-year-old female student surnamed Chung (鍾) was reported missing Thursday, October 29, after failing to return home from the Chang Jung Christian University the previous night. A subsequent police investigation led to the identification of

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Han supporter Facebook page switches allegiance to Tsai Ing-wen amid spy scandal and corruption allegations

A Facebook fan page for KMT Presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu switched allegiance to incumbent DPP President Tsai Ing-wen in recent days, and the founder has alleged that they suspect the original sponsor may have been a Chinese agent. According to a report by FTV News (Formosa Television), the sponsor had originally paid NT5,000 per month for the page supporting Han Kuo-yu. The sponsor had contacted the writer by phone and had a heavy Chinese accent, a spokesperson for the page

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Taiwan President committed to Interstellar Peace after enemies threaten to “conquer the universe”

President Tsai Ing-wen reconfirmed her commitment to peace in the universe today, May 4, 2019, while taking part in this year’s “May the fourth be with you” activities in Xinyi District, Taipei City. President Tsai’s statements come after Kaohsiung Mayor, and Presidential hopeful, Han Guo-yu (韓國瑜) pledged to “conquer the universe.” At a conference held Tuesday, April 30, Han laid his plan for the future of Taiwan, which included “to be rooted in Taiwan, to embrace China, to have an

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Senator urges Congress to invite President Tsai Ing-wen to Washington

US Senator Ted Cruz said that he had written to Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, urging her to invite President Tsai Ing-wen to make a speech to Congress. Texas Republican Senator Cruz made the remarks in a response to questions by a CNA reporter in a Q and A session after a speech delivered to the American Enterprise Institute yesterday, February 6. During the speech, which focused on the role of Congress in American foreign

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President rings in the New Year with a good wish for the world

[Picture: Office of the President.] President Tsai Ing-wen attended the New Year’s eve bell-ringing and blessing ceremony at the Dharma Drum Mountain Fahua Bell Tower yesterday evening, February 4, noting that Dharma Drum Mountain’s theme for this year is “good wishes for the human world.” President Tsai prayed with the people for the country’s peace and prosperity, and said she would continue to strive for Taiwan’s progress and development. The Dharma Drum bell ringing ceremony was held at the Fuhua

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More than 80% of Taiwanese reject one country two systems according to poll

The results of a poll released today showed that more than 80% of respondents rejected the idea of “one country, two systems,” and a majority believe that there is no “1992 consensus.” The survey undertaken by the Cross-Strait Policy Association was conducted to measure the public’s response to a series of recent statements by leaders in China and Taiwan that Foreign Policy labeled “dueling speeches.” In a New Years Day address, President Tsai Ing-wen unveiled the “four musts” policy, demanding

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Indigenous Taiwanese Gather in Taipei Ahead of Reconciliation Speech

Aboriginals gathered outside the Presidential Palace in Taipei tonight, on the eve of August 1, when it is expected that Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will deliver a speech that includes an apology to Taiwan’s Indigenous people. Riot police set up a cordon on Ketagalan Avenue, and attempted to move the group away. “Who are you to tell us where we can stand,” an indigenous leader proclaimed. “We were here before you, and we will decide where to stand.” The delegation

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