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Tsai stresses rights at Holocaust event

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A rabbi speaks at a ceremony at the National Central Library in Taipei yesterday hosted by the Israeli and German trade offices to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Photo: Chen Chih-chu, Taipei Times

Taiwan remains committed to building a future based on human rights and justice while removing hatred and discrimination, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said yesterday at an event to commemorate the Holocaust.

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Independence push ‘sparked by Chiang’

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Academia Sinica associate research fellow Chen Yi-shen speaks at a forum in Taipei yesterday organized by the Taiwan New Century Foundation to mark the 71st anniversary of the 228 Incident.
Photo: Chu Pei-hsiung, Taipei Times

Chiang Kai-shek’s (蔣介石) obstinance when dealing with the aftermath of the 228 Massacre played a larger role in sparking the Taiwanese independence movement than the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) corruption after World War II did, Academia Sinica associate research fellow Chen Yi-shen (陳儀深) said yesterday.

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Local groups hold 228 memorial in Tsai’s hometown

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Demonstrators yesterday parade in front of President Tsai Ing-wen’s ancestral home in Pingtung County’s Fonggang Village to launch a campaign to commemorate the 228 Incident. The demonstrators also proposed establishing a “Republic of Taiwan” through the drafting of a new constitution.
Photo: Tsai Tsung-hsien, Taipei Times

Taiwanese history studies and cultural groups in southern Taiwan yesterday launched a series of 228 Massacre commemoration events with a rally in President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) hometown in Pingtung County’s Fonggang (楓港), at which they called on the Tsai government to “awaken Taiwan’s soul” and to “build a new nation and draft a new constitution.”

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Control Yuan to investigate Chen skit

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Control Yuan member Chen Shih-meng, right, and former Taipei Awakening Foundation director-general Yang Fang-wan speak during an interview in Taipei on Jan. 29.
Photo: Chien Jung-fong, Taipei Times

The Control Yuan is to investigate a skit staged by prosecutors in 2009 satirizing former president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁), a performance that has raised doubts about the credibility of the nation’s judicial system, Control Yuan member Chen Shih-meng (陳師孟) said yesterday.

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Taiwan-US relations smooth and strong, envoy says

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Representative to the US Stanley Kao talks to reporters during attending a Lunar New Year parade in Washington’s Chinatown on Sunday.
Photo: CNA

Communications between Taiwan and the US remain smooth and bilateral relations strong, despite a US official’s comment that the US does not recognize the Republic of China (ROC) as a nation, Representative to the US Stanley Kao (高碩泰) said on Sunday.

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US Navy says it will not be deterred by artificial islands in South China Sea

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US Navy personnel work in flight desk control tower as US Navy aircraft sit on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson, anchored off Manila, Philippines, on Saturday.
Photo: AP

A US Navy officer aboard a US aircraft carrier brimming with F18 fighter jets on Saturday said that US forces would continue to patrol the South China Sea wherever “international law allows us” when asked if China’s newly built islands could restrain them in the disputed waters.

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Singaporean quake aid a rarity: expert

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A C-130 Hercules transport aircraft sent by the Singaporean government and loaded with relief supplies is unloaded after arriving at Hualien Airport on Friday to assist in the earthquake rescue efforts.
Photo: CNA

Despite the long history of military exchanges between Taiwan and Singapore, that the city-state sent relief supplies on a military cargo plane following a magnitude 6 earthquake in Hualien on Tuesday last week is still considered rare, Taiwan Thinktank researcher Tung Li-wen (董立文) said yesterday.

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Soldiers participate in the Han Kuang military exercises at Ching Chuan Kang Air Base in Taichung yesterday.
Photo: Sam Yeh, AFP

The details of a piece of US Senate legislation released on Wednesday revealed calls for US troops to participate in Taiwan’s military exercises and vice versa, a part of efforts by US lawmakers to support Taiwan amid what they see as a rising military threat from China.