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Hong Kong’s ‘bird-cage democracy’

A democratic election should be fair and transparent, and exhibit the element of surprise and unpredictability. This component of an unexpected outcome excites citizens and makes electoral campaigns so appealing. This is certainly true for all elections in Taiwan since the end of the White Terror era (1947 to 1987).

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Stanton worried about Trump-Xi meet


From left, former deputy minister of foreign affairs Michael Kau, National Sun Yat-sen University professor Lin Wen-cheng and former American Institute in Taiwan director William Stanton, yesterday sit on a panel at a forum in Taipei hosted by the Taiwan Forever Association and the International Committee for a Democratic Taiwan.
Photo: Huang Yao-cheng, Taipei Times

US President Donald Trump’s unpredictability makes him “kind of afraid” of what might happen if Trump’s reported meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) next month in the US occurs, former American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) director William Stanton said yesterday.

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Films and TV must tell Taiwanese war stories

Every year when the anniversary of the 228 Incident approaches, the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) becomes protective of Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石). Its lack of reflection leaves the feeling that there is still a bit to go before Taiwan’s democratization process is complete.

One of the reasons put forward by those who refuse to reflect on the old dictator is that transitional justice is detrimental to the economy.

This point of view is unacceptable.

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Respect integrity of Aboriginal land

The history of Taiwan has been shaped by successive violent invasions: China’s Qing Dynasty, the empire of Japan and the Republic of China are examples of foreign powers that plundered Taiwan, leaving it damaged and its people scarred.

The passing of time presents an opportunity for yesterday’s “outsiders” to become today’s “insiders.”

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Homegrown submarine plan launched


Navy officers look on yesterday as President Tsai Ing-wen waves from the hatch of a submarine at Zuoying Military Harbor in Kaohsiung.
Photo: Chang Chung-i, Taipei Times

The nation is hoping to build its first homegrown submarines within eight years and commission them into service within a decade, the shipbuilder tasked with carrying out the program said yesterday.

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PRC missiles aimed at Taiwan: MND


Minister of National Defense Feng Shih-kuan yesterday speaks at a question-and-answer session at the Legislative Yuan’s Foreign and National Defense Committee in Taipei.
Photo: Wang Yi-sung, Taipei Times

The Ministry of National Defense yesterday confirmed for the first time that China has Dong Feng-16 (DF-16) missiles aimed at Taiwan in a bid to increase military pressure on the nation.

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US President Barack Obama’s administration is weighing fresh arms sales to Taipei as part of a sweeping effort to deter any Chinese attack on Taiwan, administration officials told the US Congress on Tuesday.

Such supplies would be on top of plans sent to Congress on Sept. 21 to sell Taiwan US$5.85 billion in new hardware and defense services, including upgrades for its 145 F-16A/B aircraft, bought in 1992.

Beijing deems arms sales to Taiwan a grave interference in its domestic affairs and the biggest obstacle to improved relations between the world’s two largest economies.