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For the love of Taiwan, get it right

Months of effort to blur the lines between Taiwan and the Republic of China (ROC) by President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) administration finally resulted in top-level confusion on Sunday, when Presidential Office Spokesman Lo Chih-chiang (羅智強) accused the leader of the opposition of not loving “our country.”

At the heart of the war of words between the Presidential Office and Democratic Progressive Party Chairperson Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is her criticism of the expensive plans for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the ROC next year.

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Part I: Shift of power – a new reality and a challenge for the democratic West

It has been clear for sometimes that there is a gravitational pull – from the traditional West-dominated world to a more Asia-centric geopolitics with the rise of new powers on the Asian Continent, esp. China on the Northeast part of the Continent.

However, the tilt is only relative – not the end of the liberal and progressive West with America as its leader, as many may fear. For in a closely interrelated and interdependent global society, the East and the West has something to offer and complement each other.

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Ma's passivity boosts PRC threat to Taiwan

The policy of promoting "cross-strait reconciliation" adopted by President Ma Ying-jeou and his rightist Chinese Nationalist Party (Kuomintang) administration has not led to any lessening of China's military threat to Taiwan.

In an annual report on "Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China" released Aug. 17, the U.S. Department of defense shattered the myth peddled by the Ma administration that its policies of appeasement will bring genuine peace and security in the Taiwan Strait.

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China steals Taiwan’s agriculture

The signing of the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) this summer has opened the door for Taiwan’s agricultural and fishery exports and energized the government.

At the same time, however, the Chinese government is setting up “innovation parks for Taiwanese farmers” and “experimental areas for cross-strait agricultural cooperation” with the intention of attracting skilled personnel, animal and plant species, technology and capital in an attempt to emulate the Taiwanese experience.

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Policy change needed: US expert

A leading national security expert is calling for a major change in US policy toward Taiwan.

“It is time for US clarity on Taiwan — strategic ambiguity has run its course,” said Joseph Bosco, a former China desk specialist at the Pentagon.

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FAPA gets Apple to change status of Taiwan on Web site

Following a protest from the Formosan Association for Public Affairs (FAPA), Apple Inc has stopped referring to Taiwan as a province of China on its Web site.

Instead, Taiwan is now listed as a separate country along with more than 20 others ranging from Australia to the US.

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Slamming a proposal by former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) to revive the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant, opponents of nuclear power yesterday urged the government to expedite the nation’s transition to renewable energy.

Ma on Wednesday told the Chinese-language Apple Daily that President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) policy of phasing out nuclear power facilities by 2025, which was written into the Electricity Act (電業法) last year, is a hasty decision that is impossible to achieve.