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Women’s league Web site lists ties to KMT branch

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A Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Central Committee branch was listed among the branches of the National Women’s League on the organization’s Web site, despite the latter claiming that it is not affiliated with the KMT.

Founded by Chiang Kai-shek’s (蔣介石) wife Soong Mayling (宋美齡), the league’s assets have attracted scrutiny over allegations that it illegally profited from its ties to the KMT’s authoritarian regime.

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League’s demands unlikely to be met

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Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee chairman Wellington Koo adjusts his coat in an undated photograph in Taipei.
Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

Demands by the National Women’s League that the government halt all investigations into its assets and affiliated organizations are its “unilateral opinions and wishes” that have already been rejected or are unlikely to be agreed to, an Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee member said yesterday.

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MAC urges public not to use Chinese passports

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The The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) yesterday urged the public not to use People’s Republic of China (PRC) passports because it puts them at risk of losing the rights and benefits they have as Republic of China (ROC) citizens.

The council statement followed a report by Hong Kong-based Super Media on Friday that China might launch a pilot program to issue passports for people living in what it describes as the “Taiwan Special Administrative Region” (SAR) as part of its efforts to “solve the Taiwan problem.”

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Taiwan should support US’ WHA bill

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US Representative Ted Yoho speaks at a panel discussion at a US government infrastructure event in Washington on Wednesday.
PHOTO: Bloomberg

US support for Taiwan to participate in next year’s World Health Assembly (WHA) meeting as an observer must be met with supporting action by the Taiwanese government, former Ministry of Health and Welfare representative to Geneva Chang Wu-hsiu (張武修) said.

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Koo calls for Tainan mayor to run

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Presidential adviser Koo Kwang-ming yesterday speaks at a news conference held by the Taiwan Brain Trust in Taipei to announce the think tank’s latest poll results on the 2020 presidential election.
Photo: Wang Yi-sung, Taipei Times

President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) low polling figures yesterday drew fire from within the pan-green camp, as presidential adviser and independence advocate Koo Kwang-ming (辜寬敏) called for Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德) to run for president in 2020.

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Intern a communist member: report

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"China Times" intern Han Fu-yu is pictured in an undated photograph posted online by a Taiwanese Internet user on Tuesday, showing that Han is a member of the Chinese Communist Party’s Communist Youth League, despite a denial issued by the Chinese-language newspaper earlier that day.
Photo: Screen grab from the Internet

Netizens yesterday challenged the Chinese-language China Times’ claim that its intern, Han Fu-yu (韓福宇), is not a member of the Communist Youth League of China (CYL).

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China taints academic exchanges

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A Taiwanese student was on Sunday identified as having joined Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmakers in throwing water balloons at Democratic Progressive Party lawmakers at the Legislative Yuan on Wednesday during a scuffle over the Cabinet’s budget proposal for the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program.

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Premier William Lai, left, and Mainland Affairs Council Minister Katharine Chang speak during a question-and-answer session at the legislature in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

The issue with the so-called “1992 consensus” is that there is no consensus about whether it exists or what it actually means, Premier William Lai yesterday told legislators yesterday, adding that the nation needs to address the problem.