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Name change would foster identity

On July 24, an extraordinary meeting of the East Asian Olympic Committee, acting at China’s behest, revoked Taichung’s right to host next year’s East Asian Youth Games.

Current and past members of Taiwan’s national sports teams have been blaming the Team Taiwan Campaign for 2020 Tokyo Olympics for this setback.

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Yao’s crisis today will be Tsai’s tomorrow

When Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Pasuya Yao (姚文智) was competing to win the party’s nomination for Taipei mayor, he pledged that he would resign as legislator, accept no other post and quit politics forever if he came in third in the election.

He was confident that he would not come in third in the Nov. 24 local elections and that confidence was not completely groundless.

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Students prepare to sue Norway over mislabeling


A page set up by Taiwanese students in Norway on a crowdfunding Web site is pictured yesterday.
Photo: Lu Yi-hsuan, Taipei Times

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday said that the government is keeping close contact with Taiwanese students in Norway who are raising funds to sue the Norwegian government after it labeled them as being from China.

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The ugly side of human nature

Twenty-three years ago, naval conscript Huang Kuo-chang (黃國章) died under dubious circumstances. Now, a film director with a heart of gold has sold his ancestral home to raise money to produce a human rights film together with Huang’s mother, Chen Pi-e (陳碧娥), and they even got the commander of the Republic of China Navy, Admiral Huang Shu-kuang (黃曙光), to issue a public apology to her.

The apology came too late, and was passive, but it might have brought some solace to Chen.

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Kinmen’s risky water business

Kinmen County began importing water from China’s Fujian Province on Sunday in a bid to stabilize the islands’ fragile water supply. The controversial project represents a microcosm of Beijing’s wider “united front” strategy. Kinmen’s deal with Fujian Water Supply Co is at best unwise and at worst exceedingly reckless.

Under the agreement, inked on July 20, 2015, during former president Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) second term, the county is to import an average of 34,000 tonnes of water a day through a 16.7km undersea pipe, which could increase to 55,000 tonnes per day during the dry season.

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China Youth Corps is ‘KMT affiliate’


China Youth Corps director Ger Yeong-kuang, center, speaks at a new conference in Taipei yesterday after the Cabinet’s Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee designated the corps as an affiliate of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT).
Photo: Chu Pei-hsiung, Taipei Times

The Cabinet’s Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee yesterday designated the China Youth Corps as an affiliate of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), demanding that the corps declare its assets within four months.

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DHARAMSHALA, June 11: In reports just in, a Tibetan nun set herself on fire today in Tawu region of eastern Tibet in an apparent protest against China’s continued occupation of Tibet.

According to exile sources, the Tibetan nun set herself ablaze at around 5 pm (local time) in Tawu region of Kham.

The nun is yet to be indentified and no further details of her self-immolation protest are available at the time of filing this report.