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Tsai orders faster missile production


Soldiers from the Sixth Army Command greet President Tsai Ing-wen as she visits the unit’s base in Taoyuan yesterday ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday.
Photo: Tyrone Siu, Reuters

Production of Tien Kung III (“Sky Bow III”) and Hsiung Feng III (“Brave Wind III”) missiles should be sped up, provided that quality is not affected, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said yesterday, adding that higher production rates are needed as the Chinese military threat grows.

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DPP must change its China policy

There are many reasons for the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) losses in the local elections on Nov. 24 last year. To sum up, today’s government and civic society only see the trees — pensions, support for the LGBT community, the five-day workweek and so on — but the more crucial “China factor” is not a priority.

There are two aspects to the China factor: infiltration and discourse. Despite this, the government’s response to China, in particular when it comes to the economy, is lacking and out of touch with reality.

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Greater threat awareness needed

The US Defense Intelligence Agency last week released a report titled China Military Power: Modernizing a Force to Fight and Win. It contains warnings for US military planners and policymakers, and should serve as a wake-up call to Taiwanese unaware of, or reluctant to acknowledge, the threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party.

The essence of the report is that China has long been building a powerful, modern military and is now at the cutting edge of weapons development, in some cases even outpacing the US.

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Minister slapped over CKS hall policy


Entertainer Lisa Cheng talks to reporters at a news conference at the Taipei City Council after slapping Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun at a lunar year-end party earlier yesterday.
Photo: Pan Shao-tang, Taipei Times

A veteran entertainer yesterday slapped Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) in the face, saying she was upset with the minister’s attempts to “discredit” Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) and his son, former president Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國).

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Fake IDs made in China a national threat: lawmaker


A genuine Republic of China ID card, left, is juxtaposed with a Chinese made forged sample in a photograph released by the government yesterday.
Photo courtesy of the Ministry of the Interior

Fake Republic of China (ROC) identification cards made in China pose the same level of threat to national security as African swine fever, Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Lai Jui-lung (賴瑞隆) said yesterday.

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Veteran Huang Chin-tao memorialized today


World War II veteran and resistance fighter Huang Chin-tao speaks in front of a monument commemorating the Battle of Wuniulan in Nantou County’s Puli Township in an undated photograph.
Photo: Huang Chung-shan, Taipei Times

Dignitaries, family and friends are today to pay tribute to Huang Chin-tao (黃金島), a World War II veteran and resistance fighter who battled Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) troops during the Taiwanese uprising of 1947 and was imprisoned for 24 years, at a funeral in Taichung.

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President Ma Ying-jeou’s nominees for grand justices, left to right, National Taiwan University law professor Tsai Ming-cheng, Deputy Minister of Justice Wu Chen-huan, lawyer Huang Horng-shya and Shilin District Court President Lin Jyun-yi pose for a picture in Taipei yesterday.
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President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) latest nominations for grand justices drew criticism yesterday, as Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators and civic groups questioned not only his right to nominate candidates, but also whether a judge who acquitted him in a corruption case is an appropriate nominee.