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No meddling in autonomy: Wu

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Minister of Education Wu Maw-kuen speaks to reporters in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: CNA

The Ministry of Education has not undermined university autonomy and Kuan Chung-ming (管中閔) is not qualified to be National Taiwan University (NTU) president, because he has breached academic principles of integrity, Minister of Education Wu Maw-kuen (吳茂昆) said yesterday.

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Ministry rejects appointment of NTU president-elect

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National Taiwan University (NTU) president-elect Kuan Chung-ming, sitting, signs a T-shirt sold by students supporting him as university president at the university’s campus in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Wu Po-hsuan, Taipei Times

The Ministry of Education last night announced that due to concerns over failures to avoid conflicts of interest, it has decided not to approve the appointment of National Taiwan University (NTU) president-elect Kuan Chung-ming (管中閔).

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Ma remains silent during questioning

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Former president Ma Ying-jeou yesterday makes a statement outside the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office.
Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) yesterday exercised his right to remain silent during questioning at the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office as part of an ongoing inquiry into an alleged breach of financial regulations during the sale of three media companies formerly run by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT).

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Chance of Chinese invasion slim: poll

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Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation chairman You Ying-lung yesterday discusses the result of the foundation’s latest monthly opinion survey at a news conference in Taipei.
Photo: Wang Yi-sung, Taipei Times

The majority of Taiwanese do not think that China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) would invade Taiwan, a poll showed yesterday, with only 25.7 percent thinking such a scenario was likely.

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Taiwanese willing to fight China

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Tanks open fire on May 25 last year at the 33rd Han Kuang military exercises in Penghu.
Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

Nearly 70 percent of Taiwanese are willing to go to war if China were to attempt to annex Taiwan by force, a survey released by the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy yesterday said.

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Air France resumes direct Taipei flights

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Techno Prince Nehza performers greet passengers arriving from Paris on an Air France flight at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport yesterday.
Photo: Tony Yao, Taipei Times

Air France yesterday resumed direct flights between Taipei and Paris.

A ceremony was held at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to celebrate the restart of the direct flight service.

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NSYSU to hold referendum on statue removal

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Statues of Sun Yat-sen and Chiang Kai-shek are pictured at National Sun Yat-sen University in Kaohsiung’s Gushan District on Friday.
Photo: Huang Hsu-lei, Taipei Times

Kaohsiung’s National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) is to host a school-wide referendum tomorrow to decide whether to move the statues of Sun Yat-sen (孫中山) and Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) on its campus.

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Newsflash


Former president Ma Ying-jeou, center, yesterday leaves the Federation of Overseas Chinese Associations in Taipei after having delivered an address at the event.
Photo: George Tsorng, Taipei Times

The Taiwan High Court yesterday upheld a lower court ruling acquitting former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) of abetting a leak of classified information related to an investigation into an opposition lawmaker in 2013.