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A true experience of White Terror

At about 9pm on July 14, my wife received a phone call from the local section chief of the Investigation Bureau of the Ministry of Justice. He said there would be a report on the alleged arrival of pro-­Xinjiang independence activists in Taiwan in Next Magazine magazine the following day and that according to information obtained from the bureau’s Kaohsiung office, the activists were in some way connected to me. The man first requested to visit us at home and then said he was already downstairs.

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Thanks for nothing, Mr Ma

President Ma Ying-jeou is the most pretentious of all presidents in the world. It is clear that he has no interest in Taiwan’s sovereignty, as he has shown throughout the preparations for the World Games. He showed no interest until he decided to attend the Games two days before the opening ceremony.

Sovereignty is what we could find in the opening ceremony of the Games through its amazing performances that all related to Taiwan’s culture.

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Maritime Taiwan, a New Book with a Different Perspective on Taiwan

Writing in the Asian American Press, Richard Kagan provides a Book Review on Shih-shan Henry Tsai. Maritime Taiwan: Historical Encounters with the East and the West. M.E. Sharpe: Armonk, New York. 2009. 265pages. $24.95.

There is a cultural and intellectual revolution occurring in Taiwan. It is about its national identity. While the new administration of President Ma Ying-jeou and his Kuomintang Party are preparing the way to unification with Beijing by stressing the common history of Taiwan and China, the intellectuals, human rights advocates, historians, and local Taiwanese are writing a new history of Taiwan.

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Supreme Court asked to end Taiwan's "political purgatory" while President Obama remains silent

The United States Supreme Court has now been asked to answer the longstanding 'Taiwan question' that has haunted U.S. foreign policy since World War II. In April, the District of Columbia U.S. Court of Appeals declared Taiwan to be in a state of "political purgatory" and urged President Barack Obama to act "expeditiously" to resolve the matter.

The appellate court declined to interpret the San Francisco Peace Treaty that governs Taiwan saying the issue was a "political matter" outside the scope of the court's authority. President Obama has been silent on Roger Lin, et al vs. United States, which seeks U.S. protection while the formal international legal status of Taiwan is resolved.

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Newsflash

In a random draw yesterday, the Taipei District Court selected Judge Chou Chan-chun (周占春) to preside over legal proceedings for the fourth round of indictments issued against former president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) and others.

Chou was the judge who previously ordered Chen’s release from detention. However, last December, a panel of judges replaced Chou with Tsai Shou-hsun (蔡守訓). The change at the time prompted allegations of procedural flaws and political interference.