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New US security adviser good for Taiwan: Young

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US President Donald Trump’s appointment of John Bolton as his national security adviser might lead to more visits by high-level US officials to Taiwan, former American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) director Stephen Young said on Saturday.

In an interview with the Central News Agency, Young said the US government would try to have “more frequent visits and higher level visits” following the passage of the Taiwan Travel Act, which encourages Taiwanese and US officials at all levels to visit each other.

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Prison prohibits Chen appearances at political events

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Former president Chen Shui-bian, left, and his son, Chen Chih-chung, stand on stage at a campaign event in Kaohsiung on Saturday last week.
Photo: Chang Chung-yi, Taipei Times

Taichung Prison yesterday announced that it has banned former president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) from attending events of a political nature after he breached agreements with the prison by taking the stage at a campaign event last week.

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Taiwan an example for region: US official

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President Tsai Ing-wen, right, is accompanied by Alex Wong, deputy assistant secretary in the US Department of State’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs yesterday as she speaks at a banquet hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei.
Photo: Peter Lo, Taipei Times

The nation’s democracy and resulting development are an example for the Indo-Pacific region, a visiting US Department of State official said yesterday as he reiterated Washington’s commitment to supporting Taiwan’s international participation and helping it defend its democracy.

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Groups march to urge action over Lee Ming-che

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A blindfolded and shackled protester yesterday takes part in a march through the streets of Taipei by a coalition of human rights groups to mark the anniversary of the abduction by Chinese authorities of Taiwanese democracy advocate Lee Ming-che.
Photo: Huang Yao-cheng, Taipei Times

A coalition of human rights groups yesterday marched on the streets of Taipei to mark the anniversary of China’s abduction of Taiwanese democracy advocate Lee Ming-che (李明哲) and to urge the Taiwanese government to pressure Beijing for Lee’s release.

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Massive English-language Sunflower archive finished

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Following 15 months of preparation, the Daybreak Project, a 300,000-word English-language online interactive encyclopedia and oral history archive about the 2014 Sunflower movement, is to be officially launched on Friday.

Yesterday marked the fourth anniversary of the student-led protests in March and April 2014 against the then-Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) government’s handling of a cross-strait service trade agreement.

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Control Yuan member starts probe into Ma

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Former president Ma Ying-jeou, center right, attends the opening ceremony of an exhibition by the Chinese Culture University Department of Advertising’s graduating class at Shin Kong Mituskoshi Department Store’s A11 branch in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Chien Jung-fong, Taipei Times

Control Yuan member Chen Shih-meng (陳師孟) yesterday launched an investigation of former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) for alleged abuse of power and interference in the judiciary over his administration’s probe of a prosecutor who indicted Ma on corruption charges when he was Taipei mayor.

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Icons can be removed from currency

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Central bank Governor Yang Chin-long speaks at a question-and-answer session at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Wang Yi-sung, Taipei Times

Central bank Governor Yang Chin-long (楊金龍) yesterday said the bank would remove authoritarian icons from the nation’s currency if explicit orders were given by the transitional justice promotion committee to be established by the Executive Yuan.

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Newsflash

Chinese authorities confiscate and burn satellite dishes and other broadcasting equipment in Malho region of eastern Tibet. (Photo courtesy/RFA listener)

DHARAMSHALA, January 10: Chinese authorities in the eastern Tibetan region of Malho are leading a massive drive to confiscate satellite dishes used by Tibetans after banning orders on “illegal satellite equipment” were issued last month.

The satellite equipments used by Tibetans to receive foreign radio and TV programmes are the only source of information inside Tibet besides the state sponsored propaganda news.