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UK legislators fight for Taiwan name


UK legislators Dennis Rogan, left, and Nigel Evans, cochairs of the British-Taiwanese All-Party Parliamentary Group, are pictured in undated photographs.
Photo: Wikipedia

A group of UK legislators urged a UK-based English-language proficiency test company to correct the designation of Taiwan on its Web site, which implies that the nation is part of China.

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Ted Cruz urges Pelosi to invite Tsai to Washington


US Senator Ted Cruz speaks at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington on Wednesday.
Photo: Bloomberg

US Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday said he has a signed a letter to House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, urging her to invite President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to visit Washington and give an address to the US Congress.

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Lee Ching-yu asked to State of the Union event


Lee Ching-yu sits in front of a poster featuring a photograph of her husband, Lee Ming-che, at a Taipei news conference on Tuesday last week.
Photo: Huang Yao-cheng, Taipei Times

Lee Ching-yu (李凈瑜), wife of Taiwanese democracy advocate Lee Ming-che (李明哲), was invited to attend US President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address last night in Washington.

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Chinese pork jerky tests positive for swine virus


Aviation police yesterday pass a traveler’s suitcase through one of the 16 X-ray machines installed at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport’s two terminals.
Photo: CNA

Two Chinese pork jerky products seized at customs have tested positive for African swine fever, the Council of Agriculture said yesterday.

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Symbols’ removal needs consensus

The government might consider a plan to convert the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall into a space that honors all former presidents, Minister Without Portfolio Lin Wan-i (林萬億) said on Wednesday. Former vice president Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) had made the suggestion on Tuesday, but Lin said that no decision would be made on what to do with the hall any time soon.

The implementation of the Act on Promoting Transitional Justice (促進轉型正義條例), which aims to remove authoritarian-era symbols and address miscarriages of justice from that era, has proved socially divisive since the law was passed by the Legislative Yuan on Dec. 5, 2017.

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No ‘rights’ to celebrate

The Lunar New Year is traditionally a time for family reunions and celebrations, which made the news this week that Lee Ching-yu (李凈瑜) has been barred once again by Chinese authorities from visiting her husband, Lee Ming-che (李明哲), for several months a hard blow for his family, friends and supporters.

In keeping with Chinese Communist Party tradition, wives and other relatives of those the Chinese government has imprisoned or detained without trial need to be punished as well, through enforced isolation, loss of jobs or schooling, and a myriad of other petty, vindictive measures.

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Two US congressmen have issued statements to commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the 228 Incident.

Representatives Scott Garrett of New Jersey and Kenny Merchant of Texas, both Republicans, published a history of the incident and its impact on modern Taiwan in Congressional Record, the official record of the proceedings and debates of the US Congress.