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President-for-life Xi and Taiwan

It took many people by surprise when Xinhua news agency on Sunday announced that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was planning to scrap the term limits for the nation’s president as part of personnel changes to be passed during the National People’s Congress’ annual two-week session, which begins on Monday.

It should not have been such a bombshell, although several China experts have said they thought Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) would have been more oblique in his efforts to hold on to the presidency for more than the two terms that have been the rule since 1982.


US Senate passes Taiwan Travel Act

President Tsai Ing-wen speaks at a social gathering for business groups at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

The US Senate on Wednesday passed a bill promoting closer ties with Taiwan, which Beijing has warned could threaten stability in the Taiwan Strait, but drew praise from Taipei, which pledged to deepen cooperation.


Tsai vows to name 228 Incident perpetrators

People place lilies in front of the 228 Massacre Monument yesterday after a ceremony to mark the 71st anniversary of the 228 Incident at Taipei’s 228 Memorial Park.
Photo: Chang Chia-ming, Taipei Times

On the 71st anniversary of the 228 Incident, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday pledged to ascertain responsibility for the 228 Massacre, as she called for reconciliation and promised increased efforts to uncover and make public more information about the massacre and past authoritarian injustices.


Certificate cannot erase 228 Incident: victim

Hsieh I-cheng, who was imprisoned following the 228 Incident in 1947, demonstrates on Friday last week how water was forced into his stomach as he underwent “water cure” torture.
Photo: Chang Hsuan-che, Taipei Times

Hsieh I-cheng (謝一誠), a 228 Incident victim, said that a certificate he is to receive today to restore his reputation cannot erase the pain and torture he experienced during his imprisonment.


Working together to find the truth

Tomorrow marks the 71st anniversary of the 228 Massacre, a calamity in the nation’s history that ushered in the White Terror era, during which many were imprisoned, tortured and killed.

While both the pan-blue and pan-green camps have held a series of events over the past few days to commemorate this tragic chapter, opinion about the truth behind it remains divided between two ends of the political spectrum.


Tsai stresses rights at Holocaust event

A rabbi speaks at a ceremony at the National Central Library in Taipei yesterday hosted by the Israeli and German trade offices to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Photo: Chen Chih-chu, Taipei Times

Taiwan remains committed to building a future based on human rights and justice while removing hatred and discrimination, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said yesterday at an event to commemorate the Holocaust.

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Film director Chen Yu-hsun (陳玉勳) recently joined critics in denouncing what he called President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) “black-box operations” in signing a cross-strait service trade pact, questioning Ma’s motives for keeping the pact secret, while making known to the world that he has two colorectal polyps.

“Why keep the details of the cross-strait service trade agreement from the public and the Legislative Yuan, but announce to the world that two polyps had been found in the entrance of his anus?” Chen said in a message he posted on Facebook on Saturday night.