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Groups call on parties to back name change

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A woman views an exhibition of works of art inspired by the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests at Taiwan Comic Base in Taipei on Wednesday last week.
Photo: Reuters

An alliance of pro-Taiwan organizations yesterday issued a joint statement calling for bipartisan support in the Legislative Yuan to change the nation’s official name, along with the names of government agencies, to draw a distinction between Taiwan and China.

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Record number identify as ‘Taiwanese,’ poll finds

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A record number of people in the nation now regard themselves as “Taiwanese,” rather than “Chinese,” a survey released on Friday by National Chengchi University’s Election Study Center showed.

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Taiwan should keep bolstering ties with US: Bolton

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Former US national security adviser John Bolton speaks during a video call with a Central News Agency correspondent in Washington on Wednesday.
Photo: CNA

Regardless of the outcome of the US presidential election in November, Taiwan needs to continue working with members of the US Congress, former White House national security adviser John Bolton said on Wednesday.

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HK sees first arrests under new laws

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Police detain a protester who was sprayed with pepper spray during a protest in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay yesterday.
Photo: AP

Hong Kong police yesterday made their first arrests under a new national security legislation imposed a day earlier by China’s central government, detaining at least seven people suspected of breaching it during protests by thousands of people.

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HK office opens as Tsai laments law

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President Tsai Ing-wen yesterday expresses her disappointment regarding China’s passage of a national security law for Hong Kong at Chunghwa Telecom Co’s news conference in Taipei for the launch of its 5G services.
Photo: CNA

The Taiwan-Hong Kong Services and Exchanges Office today officially opens in Hong Kong, where it is to provide humanitarian assistance to Hong Kongers, after Beijing yesterday passed a controversial national security law for the territory.

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All caucuses to discuss naming issues

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Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislators push through a police line at the entrance to the legislative chamber in Taipei yesterday afternoon.
Photo: Peter Lo, Taipei Times

All legislative caucuses have said that they are open to discussing naming issues concerning the national carrier China Airlines (CAL) and the nation’s passport cover at cross-caucus negotiations today to set the agenda for the next provisional legislative session.

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US lawmakers present Taiwan Fellowship Act

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US Senator Ed Markey arrives at the US Capitol in Washington on Jan. 31.
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US lawmakers on Friday introduced the Taiwan Fellowship Act to help US federal government officials gain a better understanding of Taiwan, said US Senator Edward Markey, one of the lawmakers who introduced the proposed legislation.

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Environmental activists yesterday vowed to stage a large-scale protest if the government does not immediately suspend the construction of the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant, as well as re-examine the nation’s three operational nuclear power plants.

Saying that Taiwan would be hopeless if the incident at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant happened here, Green Party Taiwan spokesperson Pan Han-shen (潘翰聲) said the residents of Gongliao District (貢寮), New Taipei City (新北市), where the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant is located, would hold a demonstration in front of the Executive Yuan tomorrow morning, demanding an immediate suspension to the power plant’s construction.