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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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Tsai lauds military after joint exercise

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President Tsai Ing-wen, center, observes a joint military exercise from the destroyer Keelung in waters off Yilan County’s Suao yesterday.
Photo: CNA, Courtesy of the Military News Agency

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday praised a military drill she observed in waters off eastern Taiwan and denied she was trying to upstage Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) as China prepares to hold military exercises in the Taiwan Strait.

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Minister calls on Kuan to come clean

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Minister of Education PanWen-chung answers questions yesterday at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei.
Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

Minister of Education Pan Wen-chung (潘文忠) yesterday called on National Taiwan University (NTU) president-elect Kuan Chung-ming (管中閔) to respond to allegations that he had illegally worked in China, saying that Kuan’s appointment would not be approved if a government task force found the allegation to be true.

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Thousands of people attend a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong yesterday to mark the Tiananmen Square Massacre on June 4, 1989.
Photo: Reuters

Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers joined a candlelight vigil last night marking the 1989 student-led Tiananmen Square Massacre, an annual commemoration that takes on greater meaning for the territory’s young after last autumn’s pro-democracy demonstrations sharpened their sense of unease with Beijing.