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Taiwanese identity crucial to facing threat

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Former president Lee Teng-hui yesterday gives a speech at a seminar on national awareness held by the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan’s branch in Tainan.
Photo: CNA

To become a normal democracy, the nation has to build up its Taiwanese identity against Beijing’s threats from within and outside the nation, former president Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) said yesterday.

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‘Sing China’ organized by Taipei: NTU

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Workers dismantle the “Sing! China Music Festival” stage on the National Taiwan University athletics field on Monday last week, the day after the festival was canceled because of protests.
Photo: Wang Yi-sung, Taipei Times

The “Sing! China: Shanghai-Taipei Music Festival” was organized by the Taipei Department of Cultural Affairs and therefore not a commercial activity, National Taiwan University (NTU) said yesterday.

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Groups appeal for clarification of Lee Ming-che’s status

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Members of the Taiwan Association for Human Rights, including secretary-general Chiu Ee-ling, second left, hold flowers at a news conference in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Chang Chia-ming, Taipei Times

Worried that detained human rights advocate Lee Ming-che (李明哲) might have been sentenced in secret, civic groups and legislators yesterday urged the government to take immediate action to protect Lee’s right to appeal.

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May Chin pressured school over concert: NTU

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A page from documents obtained by the Liberty Times on a report on the agreement by National Taiwan University’s athletics department to allow the use of its athletic field for the “Sing! China: Shanghai-Taipei Music Festival” is shown to the media on Saturday.
Photo: Rachel Lin, Taipei Times

Non-Partisan Solidarity Union Legislator May Chin (高金素梅) pressured National Taiwan University (NTU) to loan its athletic field for use by the “Sing! China: Shanghai-Taipei Music Festival,” according to school documents obtained by reporters.

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Chen’s medical team kicks out Ko for illness remarks

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Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je is interviewed by Jaw Shao-kong on TVBS on Friday.
Screengrab from Jaw Shao-kong Situation Room

Former president Chen Shui-bian’s (陳水扁) personal medical team last night said that Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is no longer fit to be the team’s convener after Ko said that Chen had faked his illness before actually falling ill.

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China’s ties to gangs to be investigated

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Minister of the Interior Yeh Jiunn-rong speaks to reporters at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: CNA

Minister of the Interior Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) yesterday said China’s alleged manipulation of organized crime groups in Taiwan would not be tolerated.

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Lai reaffirms support for independence

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Premier William Lai delivers a report and answers lawmakers’ questions in the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Wang Yi-sung, Taipei Times

Taiwan is a sovereign nation whose official title is the Republic of China, Premier William Lai (賴清德) said yesterday, adding that “the two sides of the Taiwan Strait are independent of each other.”

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Newsflash

The economic effects brought by the “early harvest” list of the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) are more favorable to China than to Taiwan, according to a report released by the legislature’s Budget Center, a finding that contradicts a previous statement by Premier Sean Chen that touted the list’s “remarkable achievements.”

The “early harvest” list, which took effect in January last year, includes items that enjoy preferential tariffs first under the EFCA, an agreement signed between Taiwan and China in 2010 that also includes the opening up of certain industries.