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Taiwan, China firms charged over secrets

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, center, announces the creation of a new initiative to crack down on Chinese intelligence officials pilfering intellectual property from U.S. corporations through hacking and espionage during a press conference at the Justice Department in Washington on Thursday. Sessions announced charges against Chinese and Taiwan companies for theft of business secrets from US chip giant Micron.
Photo: AFP

China challenged the US yesterday to show evidence to support charges that Beijing backed a scheme by Taiwanese and Chinese companies to steal trade secrets from a US-based semiconductor firm.

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IOC asks Taiwan for clarification of name change referendum procedures

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Members of the Social Democratic Party clarify their preferences for the Nov. 24 referendums at a news conference in Taipei on Wednesday. Several signs read “We are called Taiwan.”
Photo courtesy of the Social Democratic Party

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) in a letter to the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) asked for information about Taiwanese referendum procedures ahead of a plebiscite on whether the nation should request to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as “Taiwan” instead of “Chinese Taipei,” the national Olympic committee said on Wednesday.

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Taiwan should change military thinking: US official

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Taiwan should change its military thinking and figure out how to make sure it has the ability to safeguard continued peace and stability both across the Taiwan Strait and within the Indo-Pacific region, a US official said on Tuesday.

David Helvey, the principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, made the remarks at the US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference in Annapolis, Maryland.

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US insists on free navigation: official

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US Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson says the US military will continue to advocate free navigation through international waters, including those in the Taiwan Strait, at a news conference at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Philippines, on Monday.
Photo: CNA

The US military will continue to advocate free navigation through international waters, including the Taiwan Strait, a top US Navy official said on Monday.

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Deputy minister to lobby US for sensitive technology

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Deputy Minister of National Defense Chang Guan-chung (張冠群) is to lobby US officials for sensitive technology at the US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference, which opened on Sunday in Annapolis, Maryland, a source said.

Despite Taiwan obtaining industrial cooperation credit for technology transfers, the nation’s preferred mode of offset arrangements and protection of trade secrets remain obstacles to the acquisition of technology, defense officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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Germany supports bigger role for Taiwanese: envoy

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German Institute Taipei Director-General Thomas Prinz gestures during an interview in Taipei on Wednesday.
Photo: CNA

Germany recognizes the role that Taiwan plays in international affairs and supports its participation in global forums, German Institute Taipei Director-General Thomas Prinz said.

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Pride urges people to ‘vote for equality’

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A rainbow flag flies at the Taipei Gay Pride March yesterday.
Photo: EPA / Dave Mark Meguiso

Nearly 140,000 people from home and abroad yesterday marched through the streets of Taipei in support of better protection of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, calling on Taiwanese voters to “vote for equality” in the five LGBT-related referendums tied to next month’s local elections.

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A plaque declaring National Chung Cheng University’s support for academic freedom and the actions of students who participated in the Sunflower movement is pictured yesterday on the campus in Chiayi County’s Minxiong Township.
Photo: Tseng Nai-chiang, Taipei Times

Three National Chung Cheng University alumni on Saturday launched an online petition calling on the school to fire former premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) for ordering an eviction of student protesters occupying the Executive Yuan during the Sunflower movement protests in 2014.