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Authors listed as Chinese in database

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The nationality of several Taiwanese authors has been listed as Chinese in the Chinese Name Authority Joint Database Search System, a collaborative project between libraries from both sides of the Taiwan Strait to standardize the names of people, groups, meetings and other bodies.

Different Chinese-language authors often share a name and the use of pen names is common, so the National Library of China, the Administrative Center of China’s Academic Library & Information System and other agencies in 2003 established the Cooperative Committee for Chinese Name Authority to settle the confusion and create a standard format for cataloging.

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Women’s league declared KMT affiliate

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Director of the 908 Taiwan Republic Campaign Chilly Chen, second right, and other campaign members protest outside the National Women’s League offices in Taipei yesterday, calling on the Ministry of the Interior not to let the league get away with keeping any of its alleged ill-gotten assets.
Photo: Chien Jung-fong, Taipei Times

The government yesterday named the National Women’s League a Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT)-affiliated organization following its failure to agree to a deal with the Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee, and froze its assets, which are worth more than NT$38.5 billion (US$1.32 billion), with further action to be taken to determine and confiscate the assets.

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Supreme Court rejects appeal by alleged Chinese spy

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An appeal by convicted Chinese spy Zhou Hongxu (周泓旭) against the Taiwan High Court extending his detention was yesterday rejected by the Supreme Court.

Zhou, 30, was on Sept. 15 last year given a 14-month sentence by the Taipei District Court for violating the National Security Act (國家安全法) after being found guilty of attempting to develop spy networks in Taiwan.

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NTU president-elect accused of fraud

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National Taiwan University president-elect Kuan Chung-ming speaks in Taipei on Jan. 7.
Photo: Wang Yi-sung, Taipei Times

National Taiwan University (NTU) president-elect Kuan Chung-ming (管中閔) has been accused of plagiarizing a students paper in a conference paper he coauthored with National Chi Nan University professor Chen Chien-liang (陳建良), Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Chang Liao Wan-chien (張廖萬堅) told a news conference in Taipei yesterday.

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US government removes ROC flag from Web sites

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A composite image shows the Taiwan entry under the “countries and regions” tab on the Web site of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs before and after the Republic of China flag was removed.
Screen grab from the Bureau of Consular Affairs’ Web site

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday expressed its disappointment over the removal of the Republic of China (ROC) flag from several US government Web sites, saying it has conveyed its grave concerns to Washington.

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Germany’s truth committee talks historical justice

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Federal Foundation for the Study of Dictatorship in East Germany chairman Rainer Eppelmann, second left, talks about his nation’s experiences in dealing with the Socialist Unity Party of Germany and its ill-gotten assets at a forum held by the Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee at Taipei’s Yue Yue Bookstore yesterday.
Photo: Chien Jung-fong, Taipei Times

Leaders of a German government-funded foundation tasked with assessing the legacy of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) yesterday stressed the importance of dialogue, education and preservation of memories when dealing with a country’s authoritarian past, after the legislature last month passed the Act on Promoting Transitional Justice (促進轉型正義條例).

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Taiwan, AIT cooperate on dissident

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Chinese dissident Wang Rui is seen talking at a news conference in an undated photograph from the Epoch Times.
Photo: Internet screen grab

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs helped communicate between the National Immigration Agency (NIA) and the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) in the case of a Chinese dissident seeking political asylum in the US, an official said yesterday.

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Newsflash

Tibetans and supporters in Canberra, Australia carry a coffin symbolic of the 12 Tibetans who self-immolated in Tibet since March this year.

DHARAMSHALA, December 14: Tibetans and supporters across the world commemorated the 63rd Human Rights Day with protest marches and campaigns calling on China to respect the fundamental human rights in Tibet, Saturday.

Tibetans and supporters in the Australian capital city of Canberra carried out a 24-hour hunger strike in front of the Chinese embassy, culminating with a peace march on December 10, which was attended by over 300 people.