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Huawei urged to reveal action plan

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A security guard keeps watch from under a Huawei Technologies Co umbrella at the company’s Shanghai Research Center in China yesterday.
Photo: Reuters

Huawei Taiwan should reveal information about how it plans to protect its smartphone users in Taiwan after Alphabet Inc’s Google stopped providing Huawei Technologies Co (華為) with vital software updates, the National Communications Commission (NCC) said yesterday.

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Bill seeks punishment for Chinese lobbying

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New Power Party legislators Huang Kuo-chang, left, and Hsu Yung-ming hold a news conference at the Legislative Yuan to urge the government to prevent Chinese infiltration by amending media laws.
Photo: CNA

The New Power Party (NPP) yesterday proposed amendments that would subject Taiwanese who lobby for Chinese political interests to prison sentences of up to three years and fines of NT$500,000 to NT$5 million (US$15,893 to US$158,932).

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Rights congress chooses Taipei

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International Federation for Human Rights secretary-general Debbie Stothard, right, accompanied by federation CEO Eleonore Morel, second right, and Taiwan Association for Human Rights board member Wu Jia-zhen, second left, speaks at a congress in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) yesterday said that it would in October hold its 40th congress in Taipei, the first time the event is to be held in Asia in its nearly 100-year history.

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US readies new tariffs against China

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Bicycles that were produced in China are lined up for sale in a Target store in Los Angeles, California, on Monday.
Photo: AFP

The US prepared to hit China with new tariffs even as US President Donald Trump said he would meet Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) at next month’s G20 summit, an encounter that could prove pivotal in a deepening clash over trade.

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US House passes Taiwan Assurance Act

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A person holds the Republic of China (ROC) and US national flags in an undated picture.
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The US House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the Taiwan Assurance Act of 2019 and House Resolution 273 reaffirming the US’ commitment to Taiwan and the implementation of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA).

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Local, Chinese spies face same penalties

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Legislators vote on “motions to amend” made by each legislative caucus regarding draft amendments to the Classified National Security Information Protection Act at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: George Tsorng, Taipei Times

Lawmakers yesterday stiffened penalties for people who leak state secrets and approved amendments to ensure that Chinese spies face the same punishment as Republic of China (ROC) citizens who commit “offenses against the external security of the state.”

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China could use force: Pentagon

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A Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy nuclear-powered Type 094A ballistic missile submarine takes part in a military display in the South China Sea on April 12 last year.
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China could use force to push Taiwan into unification or into unification dialogue, the Pentagon said in its annual military report on China issued on Thursday.

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Newsflash

The New Power Party (NPP) caucus yesterday staged a protest in the legislature, blasting the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for vetoing its motions to review a bill to promote transitional justice and a draft amendment to the Referendum Act (公民投票法).

Led by NPP Executive Chairman Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌), the five NPP lawmakers held up placards and chanted slogans while their motions calling for a review of the DPP’s transitional justice bill and the amendment to the Referendum Act were being voted down by DPP lawmakers.