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101 Ian Easton On Taiwan: America should put military forces in Taiwan Ian Easton 85
102 Tsai inauguration a rare opportunity Taipei Times Editorial 83
103 Taiwanese value their democracy Jerome Keating 80
104 US must commit to Taiwan’s defense Joseph Bosco 79
105 For justice, truth must come out of hiding Wu Ching-chin 吳景欽 92
106 Transitional justice has just begun Thomas Shattuck 68
107 No truth without reconciliation Taipei Times Editorial 67
108 Postpone mass events Taipei Times Editorial 67
109 White Terror cases still haunt nation Taipei Times Editorial 75
110 People come together to overcome mask crisis Hsu Jen-hui 徐仁輝 82
111 China could be ready for change Yuen Yuen Ang 洪源遠 88
112 Bad news for HK, and perhaps Taiwan Taipei Times Editorial 63
113 Nothing to fear but fear itself Taipei Times Editorial 67
114 Long way for a Taiwanese Oscar Taipei Times Editorial 74
115 CCP chews up lives to retain grip on power Chen Chi-nung 陳啟濃 87
116 KMT members got it all wrong Huang Yu-zhe 黃于哲 119
117 Mask kerfuffle reveals demons Taipei Times Editorial 79
118 Fighting the demon within Taipei Times Editorial 80
119 Rulings are out of scope for Control Yuan checks Chen Mao-hsiung 陳茂雄 72
120 Local politics confuses newcomers Andy Smith 81
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A National Human Rights preliminary report scheduled to be released by the Presidential Office later this month should include a review of the Referendum Act (公民投票法), which deprives people of their rights, a number of academics said yesterday.

The act, enacted in 2003, has been dubbed “birdcage” legislation because of the unreasonably high threshold needed to launch a referendum drive.

The act stipulates that a referendum proposal, after completing a first stage whereby signatures from 0.5 percent of the number of eligible voters in the previous presidential election have been collected, must obtain approval from the Referendum Review Committee before it can proceed to the next stage, which involves collecting signatures from 5 percent of voters.