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Top general killed in helicopter crash


A UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter takes off at Taipei International Airport (Songshan airport) yesterday.
Photo: Peter Lo, Taipei Times

A military helicopter crashed yesterday morning, killing eight of 13 military personnel onboard, including Chief of the General Staff General Shen Yi-ming (沈一鳴), the nation’s most senior military official ever killed in such an incident, the Ministry of National Defense said.

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One million march in Hong Kong


People take part in a pro-democracy march in Hong Kong yesterday.
Photo: AFP

More than 1 million people thronged Hong Kong’s streets for a New Year’s Day pro-democracy rally, organizers claimed, as protesters looked to carry their movement’s momentum into this year.

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Legislature passes Anti-infiltration Act


Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislators at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday protest against the Anti-infiltration Act, while Democratic Progressive Party legislators hold signs instructing their colleagues to vote in favor of the bill.
Photo: Peter Lo, Taipei Times

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus, which has a majority in the Legislative Yuan, yesterday passed a third reading of the Anti-infiltration Act (反滲透法) to outlaw interference in elections on the instructions or with the funding of an “infiltration source.”

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Taiwan, US in sync against China

At a pre-election policy forum last week, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) delivered an important national security message not only for Taiwan, but also for the US.

Focusing on “the tension rise between the US and China,” she declared that, for Taiwan, “the possibility of relying on strategic ambiguity is declining.”

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Academia Historica publishes records on Chen Wen-chen


Academia Sinica researcher Chen Yi-shen, left, standing, and National Human Rights Museum director Chen Chun-hung, right, attend a launch in Taipei yesterday for a book about the post-war political situation in Taiwan.
Photo: Chu Pei-hsiung, Taipei Times

The Academia Historica is to publish a compilation of historical materials related to late democracy activist Chen Wen-chen (陳文成), including documents that link Chen’s case to the Kaohsiung Incident, the academy’s curator said.

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Using freedom to destroy freedom

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was formed as a result of the dangwai (黨外, “outside the party”) democracy movement. The dangwai movement started in the late 1960s and continued until it finally managed to break the ban on political parties in 1986.

Many democratic demands were raised during this period, such as calls to end martial law, election of the full legislature, lifting of the party ban, and the rights to the freedoms of expression, assembly, association, lecture and publication, an independent judiciary, the nationalization of the military and so on.

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DHARAMSHALA, November 16: A British national Tibetan Buddhist monk has self-immolated within his monastery premises in France Thursday afternoon.

Speaking to Phayul, an official of the Nalanda Monastery, Labastide-Saint-Georges in Tarn district of southern France, identified the monk as Tonden, 38.