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US senator seeks Taiwan Defense Act

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US Senator Josh Hawley speaks at a US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 12.
Photo: Reuters

US Senator Josh Hawley on Thursday introduced a draft Taiwan Defense Act, which would require the Pentagon to maintain the capability to defeat a Chinese invasion of Taiwan, while continuing to fulfill its obligations under the US’ Taiwan Relations Act (TRA).

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Taiwan can play role in post-virus era, Wu says

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu in Taipei on Tuesday takes part in a teleconference organized by the Washington-based German Marshall Fund of the United States.
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Taiwan could play a significant part in a global restructuring of production lines and the supply chain of critical materials in the post-COVID-19 era, Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said on Tuesday during a virtual discussion held by Washington-based think tank the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF).

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Kaohsiung voters recall Han Kuo-yu

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Supporters of a campaign to recall Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu cheer outside the campaign headquarters after the recall vote passed in Kaohsiung yesterday.
Photo: CNA

Kaohsiung residents in a recall vote yesterday overwhelmingly voted to remove Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) from office.

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Recall advocates host final rally

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People hold up yellow ribbons of a campaign to recall Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu at the Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit’s Formosa Boulevard Station last night at a final rally before the recall election today.
Photo: CNA

Groups advocating the recall of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) last night made a final push with a rally, while the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) released a video appeal to voters’ softer side.

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Tiananmen Anniversary: Local leaders mark ‘forgotten’ massacre

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Causeway Bay Books manager Lam Wing-kei observes a moment of silence at a candlelight vigil at Liberty Square in Taipei yesterday commemorating the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in Beijing.
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Local officials and public figures across party lines yesterday commemorated the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre while highlighting democratic values and the importance of learning from history.

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Groups mark massacre with warning

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National Tsing Hua University associate professor on sociology Chen Ming-chi, front row second left, Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Fan Yun, front row center, New School for Democracy chairman Tseng Chien-yuan, front row second right, New Power Party Legislator Chen Jiau-hua, front row right, and others participate in an online forum organized yesterday by the New School for Democracy to discuss China’s expanding totalitarianism in Hong Kong.
Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

Human rights advocates yesterday cautioned the global community against China’s expanding totalitarianism in Hong Kong and elsewhere, as they marked the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre.

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Refugee act would help define nation

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Mainland Affairs Council Minister Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) on Thursday said that the government had received asylum applications from at least 200 Hong Kongers as Beijing seeks to ram through a national security bill for the territory.

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has said that there is no need to introduce refugee legislation to offer Hong Kongers asylum, while Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) has said the Act Governing Relations With Hong Kong and Macau (香港澳門關係條例) does not need to be amended to deal with such requests.

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Cyberattacks from China on government computers are becoming more difficult to detect, as hackers increasingly use online platforms, such as search engines, to break into systems, a source close to government discussions said.

While the frequency of attacks by China’s cyberarmy has declined, the success rate of such incursions is rising, the source said.