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Tsai should push for constitutional reform, NPP says

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New Power Party Chairman Hsu Yung-ming, second left, legislator Chiu Hsien-chih, second right, and others take part in a news conference at the Legislative Yuan yesterday on suggested proposals for President Tsai Ing-wen.
Photo: Tu Chien-jung, Taipei Times

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) should launch a series of reforms during her second term, focusing on amending the Constitution and housing issues, the New Power Party (NPP) said yesterday.

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Tibetan parliament demands answers on Panchen Lama

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A portrait of the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, is shown as exiled Tibetans marked his birthday in Dharmasala, India, on April 25 last year.
Photo: AP

Tibet’s self-declared government-in-exile in India yesterday marked the 25th anniversary of the disappearance of a boy named as Tibetan Buddhism’s second-highest figure by calling on China to account for his whereabouts.

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Bill to remove ‘unification’ axed

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Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Tsai Yi-yu speaks at a question-and-answer session at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei in an undated photograph.
Photo: Huang Hsin-po, Taipei Times

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Tsai Yi-yu (蔡易餘) yesterday retracted a proposal to remove “unification of the nation” from the Act Governing Relations Between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area (台灣地區與大陸地區人民關係條例), citing concern over the proposal throwing cross-strait ties off balance ahead of President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) re-inauguration on Wednesday next week.

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Virus Outbreak: Taiwan marks 30 days of no local cases

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Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung, who heads the Central Epidemic Command Center, expresses his appreciation to local medical workers on International Nurses’ Day yesterday at a news conference in Taipei.
Photo courtesy of the Central Epidemic Command Center

Yesterday marked the 30th day with no new local cases of COVID-19 infection in Taiwan, while 372 people have been removed from isolation after recovering, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said.

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Airlines correct references to Taiwan: ministry

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The logo of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pictured at the ministry in Taipei on March 3 last year.
Photo: Lu Yi-hsuan, Taipei Times

Twenty-two international airlines have corrected the way they refer to Taiwan on their booking Web sites, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said in response to a written inquiry by Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Chiu Chih-wei (邱志偉).

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Virus Outbreak: US lawmakers rally support for Taiwan

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The WHO headquarters is pictured in Geneva, Switzerland, on Jan. 22.
Photo: EPA-EFE

Bipartisan members of the US Congress on Friday wrote to leaders of more than 50 countries urging them to support Taiwan’s participation at the upcoming World Health Assembly (WHA), adding that the WHO has repeatedly refused to accept monetary donations directly from Taiwan.

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Kaohsiung trying to obstruct recall vote: lawmakers

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Legislators from the pan-green camp in Taipei yesterday hold signs urging Kaohsiung residents to take part in a June 6 vote on a proposal to recall Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu.
Photo: Liu Hsin-de, Taipei Times

Lawmakers from the pan-green camp yesterday accused the Kaohsiung City Government of trying to obstruct efforts to set up polling stations for a vote to recall Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) as well as related promotional campaigns.

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Newsflash

Lodoe, 36, in an undated photo. (Photo/Kirti Monastery)

DHARAMSHALA, July 19: A Tibet monk, missing for the past eight months, was finally traced after he was produced in a Chinese court in eastern Tibet and sentenced to three years in prison on unknown charges.

Lodoe, a 36-year-old monk from the Kirti Monastery in the beleaguered Ngaba region of eastern Tibet was arrested on October 20 last year and had not been heard off since.