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Water cannon trucks deployed in HK

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A police vehicle equipped with a water cannon clears a road of barricades set up by protesters during a rally in Hong Kong’s New Territories yesterday.
Photo: EPA-EFE

Police in Hong Kong yesterday used tear gas to clear pro-democracy demonstrators who had taken over a street and brought out water cannon trucks for the first time in the summer-long protests.

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China ‘targeting personal links’

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The title and logo of the Mainland Affairs Council are seen on a podium at the council’s Taipei offices in an undated photograph.
Photo: Chung Li-hua, Taipei Times

Information warfare by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) does not stop at the Internet, but also targets people-to-people connections, the Mainland Affairs Council’s (MAC) advisory committee said in a summary of committee proceedings released on Friday.

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‘Sally Ride’ berths at Port of Keelung

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The US’ Sally Ride research vessel flies the Republic of China flag at the Port of Keelung on Thursday.
Photo courtesy of Lin Lu-hung

The US’ Sally Ride, its newest research vessel, berthed at the Port of Keelung on Thursday as it makes its way to international waters near Palau with a research team that includes faculty and students from National Taiwan University’s Institute of Oceanography.

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Taiwan thanks Trump for jet deal

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F-16 jets fly during an air force open house event in Hualien on Sept. 23, 2017.
Photo: EPA-EFE

The government yesterday expressed its appreciation to US President Donald Trump for approving the sale of 66 F-16 jets to Taiwan amid increasing threats from Beijing.

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HK protesters march on 11th weekend

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A protester, who is wearing an eye patch in solidarity with a woman who was reportedly injured in the eye by a beanbag fired by police, attends a march in Hong Kong yesterday.
Photo: AP

Heavy rain fell on tens of thousands of umbrella-toting protesters yesterday as they marched from a packed park and filled a major road in Hong Kong, where mass pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity this summer.

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US weapons deal progressing

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An F-16V jet lands on the runway in Changhua County during the 35th Han Kuang military exercises on May 28.
Photo: Sam Yeh / AFP

US President Donald Trump’s administration is moving forward with a US$8 billion arms sale to Taiwan of Lockheed Martin F-16 jets despite Beijing’s protests, the Washington Post reported yesterday, citing an anonymous official and other sources familiar with the matter.

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NTU professors’ language rule draws groups’ ire

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Taiwan Association of University Professors deputy chairman Chen Li-fu, third left, speaks at a news conference in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Wang Yi-sung, Taipei Times

Language rights advocates and academics yesterday stood up for students at National Taiwan University (NTU) who wish to speak their mother tongues, after two professors instituted a rule that school meetings must be conducted in Mandarin only.

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Newsflash

The New Power Party (NPP) yesterday reiterated its doubts over draft labor law amendments, saying there is no need to revise the Labor Standards Act (勞動基準法), which has raised the average salary and lowered total working hours without affecting the nation’s competitiveness.

Following the implementation of the “one fixed day off and one flexible rest day” workweek law in December last year, the average salary has increased and total working hours have been reduced without affecting business competitiveness, NPP Legislator Kawlo Iyun Pacidal said.