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Trump says US might have to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea


U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, yesterday in New York City.
Photo: AFP

US President Donald Trump yesterday that the US will be forced to “totally destroy” North Korea unless Pyongyang backs down from its nuclear challenge, mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a “rocket man” on a suicide mission.

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Group says 85 percent of DPP backs Chen pardon


Members of the Local Council Alliance for A-bian’s Amnesty pose at a news conference in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: CNA

The Local Council Alliance for A-bian’s Amnesty yesterday said that 85 percent of its members have signed a petition in favor of former president Chen Shui-bian’s (陳水扁) pardon.

“A-bian” is Chen’s nickname.

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Taiwanese must find the best way to transition

While transitioning from an authoritarian state to a democracy is straightforward, what transitional process can Taiwanese follow to move from being governed by an alien regime that imposed martial law to a nation called the “Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan”?

Resolving this will depend on the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) finding sufficient common ground to arrive at a consensus.

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The actions of a rogue nation must be stopped

Beijing has finally held its trial of Taiwanese human rights campaigner Lee Ming-che (李明哲). As his wife, Lee Ching-yu (李凈瑜), and many Taiwanese expected, he was “made to confess.”

Lee Ching-yu had expected this outcome and apologized to Taiwanese on her husband’s behalf before the trial. The confession was understandable, as a refusal to comply would have resulted in death, as in the case of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo (劉曉波).

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Groups demand end to Provincial Government


Members of the Economic Democracy Union and other groups protest outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday, calling on the government to abolish the Taiwan Provincial Government and the Act Governing Relations Between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area.
Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

The Legislative Yuan should initiate the final steps to abolish the Taiwan Provincial Government to follow up on a planned elimination of the Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission, protesters said yesterday.

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Activists testify to UN group about Lee


Taiwan Association for Human Rights secretary-general Chiu Ee-ling, left, and Covenants Watch chief executive Huang Yi-bee display their visitor permits at the UN Palace of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on Wednesday.
Photo: courtesy of the Taiwan Association for Human Rights

Taiwanese rights campaigners on Wednesday testified before the UN Human Rights Council’s Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances about China’s detention and trial of human rights advocate Lee Ming-che (李明哲).

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In his first public comments since returning from important two-day talks in Beijing earlier this month, US Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg did not sound overly optimistic about the future of the US-China relationship.

Asked if arms sales to Taiwan and the recent visit to the White House by the Dalai Lama could result in relations deteriorating before they get better, Steinberg sought to avoid the question.