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KMT back to its old tricks

Members of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislative caucus on Friday last week held a news conference to question the authenticity of President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) doctoral diploma and dissertation from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Armed with their own diplomas and dissertations from overseas institutions were legislators Lin Yi-hua (林奕華), Arthur Chen (陳宜民) and Yosi Takun, in an academic show-and-tell that only added to the sense of political theater surrounding this latest attempt to smear Tsai.

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Taiwanese should know their history

Su Beng (史明), who died on Friday, lived a very long life. His 100 years encompassed a fascinating journey that personifies the sorrow of Taiwan, its people being oppressed in one way or another, but through it all, he never stopped fighting, and whether or not one agrees with his independence ideals, he gave his all for his beloved homeland.

Born when Taiwan was a Japanese colony, Su’s fight began in China when he worked as a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) agent in Shanghai in the early 1940s during the Second Sino-Japanese War after graduating from Japan’s Waseda University. He believed that fighting against the Japanese on the front lines was the best way to rid Taiwan of colonialism.

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Fault lines should nix reactor proposal: group


National Taiwan University Department of Geosciences professor Chen Wen-shan, left, accompanied by Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Lin Shu-fen, speaks at a news conference in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Chien Jung-fong, Taipei Times

The nation’s Fourth Nuclear Power Plant should not be activated, because a geological survey has confirmed that it sits close to active fault lines, activists said yesterday.

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The Siraya’s call for recognition

The Siraya people are losing faith that President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) administration will fulfill its promise of officially recognizing them before next year’s elections.

Since Tsai took office and apologized for the historical treatment of Aborigines, the Siraya (a subsection of the Pingpu) have waited for her to fulfill her promise of officially recognizing them.

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Independence veteran Su Beng mourned


Taiwanese independence advocate Su Beng is pictured in an undated photograph.
Photo provided by Avanguard Publishing

Taiwanese yesterday offered messages of condolence after Taiwanese independence advocate Su Beng (史明) died late on Friday at the age of 100.

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Political Maneuvering: Kiribati severs diplomatic relations


The national flag of Kiribati, fifth right, is pictured yesterday alongside the Republic of China flag, right, and the flags of Taiwan’s other diplomatic allies in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: CNA

Taiwan yesterday lost a second diplomatic ally in a week after Kiribati decided to switch recognition to China.

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Supporters of Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Kaohsiung mayoral candidate Han Kuo-yu cheer and wave flags as they watch a ballot count display at the KMT’s Kaohsiung office on Nov. 24. Han won the election.
Photo: CNA

Six US senators have asked US government agencies to help Taiwan investigate China’s alleged meddling in its elections and take action to prevent Beijing from interfering in elections in democracies worldwide.