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A-Bian and Taiwanese Divinities’ Pact through Life and Death

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On Thursday February 12th of 2009, Taiwan Tati Cultural and Educational Foundation’s e-generation representatives arrived at the TuchengDetentionCenter to express our young friends’ concerns for Taiwan’s judicial system and President “A-Bian’s” recent well-being, as well as presenting warmth to President A-Bian.

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Please Come under the Sunlight

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The sun is a great energy source, as well as a great illumination source.  It not only gives our plants the ingredients for growth, but also makes us see things clearly.  That is, to see clearly the difference between good and evil; right and wrong.  Therefore, we find it sad that the whole world is currently mesmerized with articles the like of Lijia Zhang’s “Stop Criticizing China – They’ve Come So Far” (scroll down to the bottom, the last of three articles).  The abundance of China-praising and back-patting articles like these are clouding out sunlight.  I wonder if this anything to do with, just to be facetious, Xinjiang’s August 1st total solar eclipse…

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Making Statements, Making Histories

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The history of the Olympic Games is full of boycotts.  To call such actions “politicizing” the Games may not be fully accurate.  We at Tati Cultural and Educational Foundation and Taiwan February 28th Movement Net Radio would like to point out that many of these boycotts are justified.  They were carried out in order to make a statement about democracy and equality.  The ancient Greeks, who conceived the Olympics and who were also pioneers of democracy and democratic ideology, might actually be proud of such actions!

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The Danger of Paxism

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During the Roman Empire, the Romans came up with a Latin word: “Pax.”  On-line dictionary defines this vocabulary as:

 

1.      (Ecclesiastical in bible) Kiss of peace.

2.      (with initial capital letter) A period in history marked by the absence of major wars, usually imposed by a pre-dominant nation.

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Newsflash


Activists chant slogans while holding placards, calling for the rights of Taiwanese businessmen in China not to be ignored, during a demonstration outside a building where Straits Exchange Foundation Chairman Chiang Pin-kung briefed reporters on the new round of high-level talks with his Chinese counterpart Chen Yunlin in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Mandy CHENG, AFP

Human rights groups yesterday protested in front of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) headquarters in Taipei, urging officials to include personal safety on the agenda of the next round of talks with China that begin tomorrow and calling for the immediate release of Bruce Chung (鍾鼎邦), a Taiwanese businessman and Falun Gong practitioner who has been detained in China for more than 50 days.

The eighth meeting between the foundation and China’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits is to be held in Taipei from today until Friday. An investment protection agreement and a customs cooperation agreement are expected to be signed during the meeting.