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US senators propose China ‘genocide’ declaration

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US Senator Marco Rubio speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 10.
Photo: Reuters

US senators on Tuesday sought to declare that China is committing genocide against Uighurs and other Turkic-speaking Muslims, drawing a rebuke from Beijing.

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Taiwan thanks US for new arms sales

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A screen grab from the US Pacific Fleet’s Facebook page shows a Harpoon Block II Surface Launched Missile being launched from the USS Stewart destroyer. Washington yesterday announced more arms sales to Taipei.
Photo: Chen Cheng-liang, Taipei Times

The government yesterday thanked Washington for another proposed arms sales package to strengthen the nation’s defense capabilities.

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DPP seeks to demote Sun Yat-sen at oath ceremonies

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Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai on Aug. 24 leads the city government in his administration’s swearing-in ceremony.
Photo: Chang Chung-yi, Taipei Times

Three amendments proposed by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers, which would abolish government tributes to Republic of China (ROC) founder Sun Yat-sen (孫中山), on Friday passed their first reading at the Legislative Yuan, where they are expected to spark controversy among Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmakers, who have proposed their own amendments.

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Arms sale sent for final pass at US Congress

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A handout provided yesterday by Military News Agency shows army mechanics working on a military plane at an undisclosed base in Taiwan on Oct. 8.
Photo: EPA-EFE

The US Department of State on Wednesday approved US$1.8 billion in new arms for Taiwan and submitted the package to the US Congress for a final review in a move aimed at improving Taiwan’s self-defense capabilities against a long-threatened invasion by China.

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Group to keep pressing for constitutional reform

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Taiwan New Constitution Foundation chairman Koo Kwang-ming, front row center, foundation director Michelle Wang, front row right, and other members attend a news conference in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: George Tsorng, Taipei Times

The Taiwan New Constitution Foundation yesterday said it would call for constitutional interpretations and is considering submitting other referendum proposals, following the rejection on Friday of its two referendum proposals on constitutional reform.

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Taiwan must ‘fortify’ against attack: US

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US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien speaks during a news conference on Aug. 13 at the White House in Washington. Photo: AFP

A top White House official on Friday urged Taiwan to build up its military capabilities to protect against a possible invasion by China, saying that Beijing would have that ability in 10 to 15 years.

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US advances three weapons sales: sources

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Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Zhao Lijian speaks at a news conference in Beijing in an undated photograph.
Photo: AFP

The White House is moving forward with three sales of advanced weaponry to Taiwan, sending in recent days a notification of the deals to the US Congress for approval, five sources familiar with the situation said on Monday.

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Students stand in front of a statue of Chiang Kai-shek at Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School on Monday, holding signs calling for the statue and all others like it to be removed from campuses nationwide.
Photo taken from YouTube

A group of high-school students from across the nation has launched a campaign advocating the removal of statues of Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) from all campuses natiownide, announcing their initiative through a video released on Monday.

Taipei Chenggong High School (成功高中) started filming the clip and was later joined by various high schools, including Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School (建國中學), Taipei First Girls’ High School (北一女中), the Affiliated Senior High School of National Taiwan Normal University (師大附中), National Tainan Girls’ Senior High School (台南女中) and St Ignatius High School (徐匯中學).