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Police fire tear gas at crowded Hong Kong rally

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Officers detain an injured man after police dispersed a crowd gathered for a “universal siege on communists” rally at Chater Garden in Hong Kong yesterday.
Photo: AFP

Clashes yesterday broke out between protesters and police in Hong Kong, cutting short a rally after thousands had gathered at a park on Hong Kong Island to call for electoral reforms and a boycott of the Chinese Communist Party.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 January 2020 06:33 ) Read more...
 

Experts warn over scale of Wuhan outbreak

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Medical personnel carry a patient into Jinyintan hospital, where people infected with the novel coronavirus 2019 are being treated, in Wuhan, China, yesterday.
Photo: AFP

The true scale of a viral pneumonia outbreak in China is likely far bigger than officially reported, scientists have said, as countries ramp up measures to prevent the disease from spreading.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 January 2020 06:33 ) Read more...
 

Control Yuan member slams judiciary

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Control Yuan member Chen Shih-meng is pictured at the Control Yuan in Taipei in an undated photograph.
Photo: Huang Hsin-po, Taipei Times

Control Yuan member Chen Shih-meng (陳師孟) yesterday said that he would not change his decision to resign, while accusing the judiciary of opposing change and resisting an investigation into alleged misconduct and perceived political and personal bias in rulings.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 January 2020 06:34 ) Read more...
 

Anti-infiltration Act takes effect today

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Mainland Affairs Council Minister Chen Ming-tong explains the Anti-infiltration Act at a news conference in Taipei on Jan. 2.
Photo: Wang Yi-sung, Taipei Times

The Anti-infiltration Act (反滲透法) is to take effect today, the Presidential Office said yesterday on its Web site.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 January 2020 06:34 ) Read more...
 

Tsai meets with US, Japanese envoys

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President Tsai Ing-wen, right, meets American Institute in Taiwan Director Brent Christensen, left, at the Presidential Office in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: CNA

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday met separately with American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Brent Christensen and Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Chairman Mitsuo Ohashi, expressing the hope to improve bilateral ties with the two countries.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 January 2020 06:35 ) Read more...
 

2020 Elections: Tsai wins by a landslide

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President Tsai Ing-wen, center, Vice President Chen Chien-jen, left, and vice president-elect William Lai wave at a news conference in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Chien Jung-fong, Taipei Times

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) triumphed in the presidential election yesterday, crushing the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) hopes for a return to power by taking 57.1 percent of the vote.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 January 2020 06:35 ) Read more...
 

Wuhan virus cases to face quarantine

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Centers for Disease Control Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang speaks at a news conference in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: CNA

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday said it is preparing to list a viral pneumonia of an unknown cause originating from China’s Wuhan as a category 5 communicable disease.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 January 2020 06:36 ) Read more...
 


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Newsflash

Defense experts and officials in Taipei and Washington had mixed reactions to the embarrassing news, published on Monday by Defense News and Kyodo news agency, that security at a key signals intelligence facility in northern Taiwan was so lax that neighboring cows were observed walking freely around the base.

Located in Linkou (林口), Taipei County, Linyuan Base collects imagery and signals intelligence deep inside China and at sea.