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China, Hong Kongers clash over protest

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A policeman fires tear gas at protesters to disperse them after a march against a controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong on Sunday.
Photo: AFP

China yesterday slammed anti-government protesters vandalizing the walls of its representative’s office in Hong Kong and defacing the national emblem, branding their actions “absolutely intolerable.”

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Tens of thousands march through HK, defying order

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Protesters march in Hong Kong yesterday.
Photo: AP

Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers yesterday marched through the center of Hong Kong Island to the vicinity of government headquarters, ignoring a police-approved end point and defying a ruling that shortened the planned route.

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Formosa Alliance enters political arena

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The Reverend Lo Jen-kuei, who was elected as the first chairperson of the Formosa Alliance party, speaks at a news conference in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: CNA

The pro-Taiwanese independence Formosa Alliance (喜樂島聯盟) yesterday started a new life as a political party and announced that it would take part in next year’s presidential and legislative elections.

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Hong Kongers seek political asylum

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President Tsai Ing-wen, center, accompanied by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Lo Chih-cheng, left, and DPP Legislator Kuan Bi-ling speaks to reporters during her visit to Saint Lucia on Thursday.
Photo: CNA

Taiwan would handle the issue of Hong Kong residents arriving in the nation to seek political asylum “appropriately based on humanitarian considerations,” President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said.

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Group urges Asia Cement to negotiate with locals

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An environmental group yesterday called on Asia Cement Corp to negotiate with Truku people living near its quarry in Hualien County’s Sinchengshan (新城山) as required by a recent court ruling, rather than posting advertisements to spread rumors.

The Taipei High Administrative Court on Thursday last week asked the Ministry of Economic Affairs to revoke its approval of the firm’s permit renewal for the mine, after four Truku people filed a lawsuit against the ministry in 2017.

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Court rules against agency for expulsion over banner

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The National Security Bureau must pay NT$100,500 to a political advocate who was forcibly removed from the 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade for displaying a banner that read “Taiwan,” the Taipei District Court said on Friday.

The incident at the Universiade’s closing ceremony on Aug. 30 that year involved From Ethnos to Nation member Chen Yu-chang (陳俞璋) and six soldiers of the Military Police Command, court documents showed.

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High Court acquits Ma in wiretap case

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Taiwan High Court spokeswoman Lien Yu-chun speaks at a news conference in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: CNA

The Taiwan High Court yesterday acquitted former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) of charges that he leaked classified information and breached telecommunications security law stemming from wiretaps conducted in 2013 of leading political figures in the Legislative Yuan.

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Newsflash

The US reassured the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) of its neutrality in January’s presidential election with an unusual diplomatic gesture yesterday, former representative to the US Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said.

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) sent an unprecedented five officials, including AIT Director William Stanton, to the DPP’s 25th anniversary reception, Wu told reporters on the sidelines of the celebration at the W Hotel in Taipei’s Xinyi District (信義).

The move represented the US’ respect for the DPP, Wu said, adding that he had never seen more than two US officials at similar events.