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No invite, Taiwan to tout itself on WHA sidelines

Taiwan has again this year not been invited to the annual World Health Assembly (WHA), but it intends to have a presence on the sidelines of the event in Geneva, Switzerland, including promoting the nation’s achievements in public health and healthcare.

The International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF), a government-funded agency that runs foreign-aid programs, is on Wednesday next week to make a presentation in Geneva on Taiwan’s public health-related cooperation projects, ICDF Deputy Secretary-General Lee Pai-po (李柏浡) said on Friday.


Ex-political prisoner says nation must face history

Premier William Lai, left, and Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun, right, attend the unveiling ceremony of the National Human Rights Museum at Jing-mei White Terror Memorial Park in New Taipei City yesterday.
Photo: Pan Shao-tang, Taipei Times

A former political prisoner arrested during the Martial Law era praised the establishment of the National Human Rights Museum yesterday as an important milestone in the history of Taiwanese human rights, saying that an honest review of history is the best way to promote social reconciliation.


Trump’s risky Taiwan policy

J. Stapleton Roy, US ambassador to China from 1991 to 1995, has condemned the Taiwan Travel Act as provocative and criticized its supporters as “so-called friends of Taiwan.”

That label presumably applies to every member of the US Congress as well, since both the House of Representatives and Senate passed the act unanimously, and to US President Donald Trump, who signed it into law without reservations.


Bill to declassify political files finalized

Documents related to the 228 Incident are pictured in an undated photograph posted by President Tsai Ing-wen on Facebook on Feb. 25 last year.
Photo: Screengrab from President Tsai Ing-wen’s Facebook page

The Executive Yuan yesterday finalized a draft political archives act to declassify political files held by government agencies, political parties and affiliates that have been classified for at least 30 years.


Beijing puts George Orwell to shame

The White House on May 5 hit back at Beijing’s demand that US airlines comply with Chinese standards on how they refer to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, dismissing the demands as “Orwellian nonsense.”

Beijing’s Orwellian bent continues to be on display.


Ma found guilty of leaking information

Taiwan High Court spokeswoman Wu Wei-ya yesterday explains the court’s decision to convict former president Ma Ying-jeou for leaking classified information, overturning the Taipei District Court’s not guilty verdict.
Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

The Taiwan High Court yesterday found former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) guilty of leaking classified information obtained from Special Investigation Division (SID) wiretaps of two top lawmakers in 2013.

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On stage from left: American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman James Moriarty, US Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce, President Tsai Ing-wen, US Department of State Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Principal Deputy Director Ambassador William Moser and AIT Director Kin Moy yesterday unveil the entrance of the AIT’s new home in Taipei’s Neihu Distict.
Photo: CNA

Taiwanese and US officials yesterday reiterated their commitment to strengthening bilateral relations as they celebrated the dedication of the American Institute in Taiwan’s (AIT) new office compound in Taipei’s Neihu District (內湖).