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Wyoming sets up Taipei office

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead announces the opening of the State of Wyoming-Asia Pacific Trade Office in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Lu I-hsuan, Taipei Times

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead yesterday oversaw the opening of a Wyoming trade office in Taipei designed to facilitate bilateral exchanges in technology, tourism and education, marking the launch of the first foreign mission office in Taiwan since 2008.

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CEC eyes fraud charge against KMT

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A Central Election Commission employee stacks boxes with signatures in support of three referendum proposals initiated by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) on Aug. 27.
Photo: CNA

The Central Election Commission is to file criminal complaints against the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), which it suspects of forging signatures on a referendum petition to reduce air pollution, a commission official said yesterday.

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China’s treatment of Uighurs ‘awful’: Pompeo

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Children on Aug. 31 play outside the entrance to a school ringed with barbed wire, security cameras and barricades near a sign that reads “Please use the nation’s common language” in Peyzawat in China’s Xinjiang region.
Photo: AP

The US on Friday denounced China’s treatment of its Uighur Muslims in unusually strong terms, adding to a growing list of disputes in increasingly turbulent relations between the two nations.

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Water, power to PRC temple cut

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The national flag of the People’s Republic of China is flown over the former Biyun Chan Temple, now a shrine to Chinese communism, in Changhua County’s Ershuei Township yesterday.
Photo: CNA

The Changhua County Government yesterday suspended power and water supply to a former Buddhist temple that was converted into a shrine to Chinese communism by a local businessman, and said it would demolish illegal buildings on the property next week.

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Chen Shui-bian named supreme adviser to Yao’s Taipei mayoral election campaign

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From left, former president Chen Shui-bian, Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Pasuya Yao and Ketagalan Institute president Chin Heng-wei walk out of an apartment building in Kaohsiung yesterday.
Photo: CNA

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Pasuya Yao (姚文智) yesterday said former president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) has agreed to serve as supreme adviser for his Taipei mayoral election campaign.

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NPP to push for referendum on constitutional changes

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From left, New Power Party (NPP) Executive Chairman Huang Kuo-chang, and NPP legislators Hsu Yung-ming and Freddy Lim hold a news conference yesterday at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei to call on the government to combat fake news.
Photo: CNA

The New Power Party (NPP) yesterday said it would push for amendments to the Referendum Act (公民投票法) to allow the public to vote on changing the Constitution and national territory, which it said are “the most important issues the public should be able to decide in a direct democracy.”

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China using fake news to divide Taiwan

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Premier William Lai tells a forum of prosecutors in Taipei on Aug. 13 to stay vigilant about fake news.
Photo: Chu Pei-hsiung, Taipei Times

The Chinese government is using online content farms to create fake news to manipulate Taiwanese public opinion and polarize society, the Ministry of Justice’s Investigation Bureau said, citing a bureau analysis of several online articles that have stirred controversy in Taiwan.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang toast during a reception at the Great Hall of the People on the eve of the Oct. 1 National Day holiday in Beijing on Sept. 30.
Photo: AP

Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) might introduce a deadline for a resolution on Taiwan during the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China this month, according to former American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) chairman Richard Bush.