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Taiwan’s media should be able to cover UN: RSF

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The UN’s headquarters in New York City is pictured on Oct. 9 last year.
Photo: Reuters

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) yesterday called for Taiwanese reporters to be allowed to cover UN events, including the annual World Health Assembly (WHA).

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Rally in Kaohsiung against ‘one country, two systems’

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People march against China’s “one country, two systems” framework in Kaohsiung. The banner reads: “Reject ‘one country, two systems’ and create a new Taiwanese nation.”
Photo: Chang Chung-yi, Taipei Times

A group of about 1,000 people yesterday protested in Kaohsiung’s Labor Park against China’s proposal to implement a “one country, two systems” framework in Taiwan.

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‘Anti-united front’ bill being drafted

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A Web site aimed at attracting students from Taiwan to China with the phrase “Motherland Mainland” occurring twice is pictured in a screen grab from Feb. 23.
Screen grab from the Internet

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Lee Chun-yi (李俊俋) yesterday pledged to propose an “anti-united front act” based on US legislation to counteract “severe undermining of Taiwanese democratic values” by Chinese “united front” tactics.

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No invite to swine fever meeting

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Pigs are seen in a holding pen at a New Taipei City pig farm on March 3 during a visit to the farm by staff from the African Swine Fever New Taipei City Disaster Response Center.
Photo: Chen Hsin-yu, Taipei Times

Taiwan has not yet received an invitation to the World Organisation for Animal Health’s (OIE) regional conference on African swine fever that is to take place in Beijing on Monday, but Vietnam is seeking the nation’s help in testing the virus, the Council of Agriculture said yesterday.

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US Marines to be stationed at AIT compound

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American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Brent Christensen yesterday mounts the address plate at the AIT’s new compound at 100 Jinhu Rd in Taipei’s Neihu District.
Photo: still from a video on the AIT Web site

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) yesterday said that plans for US Marines to be posted at its new compound in Taipei’s Neihu Distrcit (內湖) are consistent with common practice since 2005 and are part of efforts to ensure the safety of staff.

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Chinese provocations will not win any hearts: Bolton

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John Bolton, national security advisor, adjusts his glasses while speaking during a White House briefing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018.
Photo: Bloomberg

Chinese provocations will not win Taiwanese hearts, but will only bring people around the world that cherish democracy closer, White House National Security Adviser John Bolton said in a tweet yesterday.

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NTNU students petition to boycott ‘fake news’

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A Facebook post by National Taiwan Normal University’s Nylon’s Canteen student group calls on people to change TV stations to avoid fake news and protect freedom.
Screen grab from Nylon’s Canteen’s Facebook page

National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) students have joined those from National Taiwan University (NTU) and National Chengchi University (NCCU) in calling for a boycott of CtiTV News over what they call its “fake news coverage.”

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Newsflash

Former vice secretary of the National Security Council (NSC) Parris Chang recently wrote in the Formosa Post that NSC Secretary-General Su Chi visited China in 2005 when he was serving as a Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislator and that he was looked after by the Chinese government.

During his stay, he gave a speech at a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) school in which he spoke out against the US government’s sale of military items to Taiwan, a move that caused the US to suspect Su’s allegiance, Chang said.