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Government hails French resolution

Representative to France Francois Wu, right, and the staff of the Taipei Representative Office in Paris on Monday toast to celebrate the French National Assembly’s adoption of a resolution in support of Taiwan’s international participation.
Photo courtesy of Francois Wu

The government yesterday thanked the French National Assembly for adopting a resolution on Monday in support of Taiwan’s international participation, following a similar resolution passed by the French Senate in May.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs praised the resolution’s passage as “historic” and as demonstrating the concrete support of both chambers of the French parliament for Taiwan’s participation in international affairs.


‘Xi thought’ shows lack of scruples

At the Sixth Plenary Session of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) 19th Central Committee, held earlier this month, attendees passed the “Resolution of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on the Major Achievements and Historical Experience of the Party Over the Past Century.”

The resolution divides the CCP’s rule of China into three historical phases.


Nation lacks resources for a nuclear disaster: report

More than 1,000 pairs of shoes are lined up at the entrance of Liberty Square in Taipei yesterday. The National Nuclear Abolition Action Platform laid out the shoes to signify rejection of restarting construction on the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant.
Photo: CNA

Taiwan has less funds available and less robust disaster-response procedures than Japan in the event of a nuclear disaster, Control Yuan member Tien Chiu-chin (田秋堇) said on Friday.


Taiwan ‘force for good’: US delegate

President Tsai Ing-wen, right, looks on as US Representative Mark Takano speaks to the media at the Presidential Office in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: AP

The leader of a US congressional delegation to Taiwan praised the nation as a “force for good” in the world during a meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday, and said that under her administration, ties with the US were more productive than in prior decades.


Taiwan shines in anti-graft index

Transparency International on Thursday last week released its global Government Defense Anti-Corruption Index. Taiwan shone among the 85 countries considered in the report, as it was awarded 70 credits, far exceeding the average score of 30. Taiwan ranked sixth, sharing the spot with Germany.

The index grouped the assessed country in six bands, ranging from A — very low corruption risk — to band F — critical corruption risk.


German mention of ‘Taiwan’ lauded

A German flag flutters in front of the Reichstag Building in Berlin on Oct. 19.
Photo: AFP

Use of the phrase “democratic Taiwan” by Germany’s new coalition government in official document shows that Taiwan-China issues are not about “independence” against “unification,” but about democracy against authoritarianism, Representative to Germany Shieh Jhy-wey (謝志偉) said yesterday.

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Taiwan 228 Care Association Secretary-General Chang Yen-hsian, left, Taiwan National Alliance Convener Yao Chia-wen, second left, and former 228 Justice Association, Taipei secretary-general Ouyang Wen, second right, listen as 228 Justice Association, Taipei Secretary-General Chen Yi-shen explain a series of events to take place on Feb. 28 at a press conference in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Chien Rung-fong, Taipei Times

President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) has failed to deliver on his pledge to find the truth about the 228 Massacre and its perpetrators, civic groups and victims’ families said yesterday.

Civic groups plan to highlight Ma’s disappointing record on transitional justice in his first term with two marches to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the massacre, group representatives told a press conference.