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Jiang’s hiring by school draws protest

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A plaque declaring National Chung Cheng University’s support for academic freedom and the actions of students who participated in the Sunflower movement is pictured yesterday on the campus in Chiayi County’s Minxiong Township.
Photo: Tseng Nai-chiang, Taipei Times

Three National Chung Cheng University alumni on Saturday launched an online petition calling on the school to fire former premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) for ordering an eviction of student protesters occupying the Executive Yuan during the Sunflower movement protests in 2014.

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TSU calls on DPP to promote proposed referendum using ‘Taiwan’ at Games

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From left, Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) women’s section director Ouyang Jui-lien, TSU Chairman Lau Yi-te and writer Neil Peng hold a news conference in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Su Fang-ho, Taipei Times

The Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) yesterday called on the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to promote a referendum proposed by civic groups to rename the national sports team from “Chinese Taipei” to “Taiwan” for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which it said would be the most effective way to resist pressure from China.

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Taichung to continue Games work: Lai

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Olympic medalist Chi Cheng, second right, speaks at a rally organized by the Team Taiwan Campaign for 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Taipei’s Ximending area yesterday evening in support of Taichung’s rights to host the East Asian Youth Games next year.
Photo: CNA

Premier William Lai (賴清德) yesterday told Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) to continue infrastructure work needed for the East Asian Youth Games, despite the East Asian Olympic Committee’s (EAOC) decision to revoke Taichung’s right to host next year’s Games.

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AIT to get US Marine security guards

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The US national flag flies over the American Institute in Taiwan compound in Taipei’s Neihu District during the building’s dedication on June 12.
Photo: CNA

The US is to station Marine security guards at the American Institute in Taiwan’s (AIT) new complex in Taipei’s Neihu District (內湖), which is to begin operations in September, sources familiar with the matter said.

The mission of Marine security guards is different from that of other US Marines, whose primary mission is combat, the sources said.

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More senators blast PRC pressure

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A dozen more US senators on Thursday criticized Beijing’s demand that 44 international airlines label Taiwan as part of China on their Web sites and warned that there were more offensives to come.

Following other international airlines, three leading US carriers — American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines — on Tuesday conformed with China’s request ahead of a Wednesday deadline by leaving only “Taipei” and “TPE” on their destination lists and removing “Taiwan.”

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Taichung to appeal Games’ cancelation

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Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung, second right, speaks to reporters in Taichung yesterday.
Photo: Ou Su-mei, Taipei Times

Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) yesterday said that the city would soon submit a petition to the East Asian Olympic Committee (EAOC) over its decision to revoke Taichung’s right to host the first East Asian Youth Games next year.

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Taichung loses right to host Games

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Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung holds a news conference at Taichung City Hall yesterday concerning the East Asian Olympic Committee’s decision to revoke Taichung’s right to host August next year’s East Asian Youth Games.
Photo: CNA

The East Asian Olympic Committee yesterday announced that it has revoked Taichung’s right to host the first East Asian Youth Games due to “political factors” after the city had already spent nearly NT$677 million (US$22.04 million) on preparations for the event.

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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.