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Justice commission to address liability

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Transitional Justice Commission member Yeh Hung-ling (葉虹靈) on Saturday said the commission is in the process of determining responsibility for injustices committed during the White Terror era.

The commission last month exonerated 1,270 victims of political persecution and the Yin Hai-kuang Foundation on Saturday held a follow-up conference to discuss the issue of holding perpetrators accountable as part of the process of restoring justice for the victims.

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Ma’s ‘three noes’ hurt Taiwan: Tsai

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President Tsai Ing-wen speaks at a news conference following the 72nd Industry Day celebration at the Grand Hotel in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: CNA

The new “three noes” proposed by former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) have hurt Taiwan’s sovereignty and sent the wrong message that China’s bullying of Taiwan is effective, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said yesterday.

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Three Taiwanese-Americans win races in New York

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Taiwan-born former New York City comptroller John Liu, accompanied by his wife Jenny, left, talks to reporters on Tuesday after winning a seat in the New York State Senate for the Democratic Party.
Photo: CNA

Three US Democratic Party candidates of Taiwanese descent in won their races in New York state, including former New York City comptroller John Liu (劉醇逸), who will become the first Taiwan-born New York state senator.

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US to highlight Taiwan’s positive role as TRA turns 40

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American Institute in Taiwan Chairman James Moriarty, left, and President Tsai Ing-wen, right, smile for photographers yesterday ahead of their meeting at the Presidential Office in Taipei.
Photo: CNA

The US will show the positive role Taiwan plays in Asia and in the world next year to mark the 40th anniversary of the enactment of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman James Moriarty said yesterday.

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Dalai Lama says visit possible for science event

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The Dalai Lama poses with Nobel laureate Lee Yuan-tseh, fifth left, Academia Sinica members Mou Chung-yuan, second left, former minister of education Wu Maw-kuen, fourth right, and others in Dharamsala, India, yesterday.
Photo: CNA

The Dalai Lama on the final day of a three-day dialogue with scientists in India yesterday spoke about the possibility of holding a similar meeting in Taiwan.

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Taiwan, China firms charged over secrets

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, center, announces the creation of a new initiative to crack down on Chinese intelligence officials pilfering intellectual property from U.S. corporations through hacking and espionage during a press conference at the Justice Department in Washington on Thursday. Sessions announced charges against Chinese and Taiwan companies for theft of business secrets from US chip giant Micron.
Photo: AFP

China challenged the US yesterday to show evidence to support charges that Beijing backed a scheme by Taiwanese and Chinese companies to steal trade secrets from a US-based semiconductor firm.

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IOC asks Taiwan for clarification of name change referendum procedures

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Members of the Social Democratic Party clarify their preferences for the Nov. 24 referendums at a news conference in Taipei on Wednesday. Several signs read “We are called Taiwan.”
Photo courtesy of the Social Democratic Party

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) in a letter to the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) asked for information about Taiwanese referendum procedures ahead of a plebiscite on whether the nation should request to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as “Taiwan” instead of “Chinese Taipei,” the national Olympic committee said on Wednesday.

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Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Su Tseng-chang, center, and a group of DPP legislators yesterday prepare for a press conference calling on the government to grant former president Chen Shui-bian medical.
Photo: Chu Pei-hsiung, Taipei Times

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday called on President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) to grant former president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) medical parole after a magazine reported on the deterioration of Chen’s health.

The DPP Central Standing Committee yesterday reached a resolution to demand that Ma grant medical parole for Chen, who is serving an 18-and-a-half-year sentence for corruption, but has been hospitalized for treatment of various complications.