Monday, December 15, 2014
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday turned down a presidential invitation to discuss Constitutional reforms, and instead called again for a national affairs conference to tackle the issue next year., 5 Comments
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Rescuers searching for more than 80 people missing after a landslide in Indonesia deployed bulldozers and excavators Sunday to battle their way through roads strewn with debris to the site of the tragedy, officials said.
A US$1.1 trillion spending bill is on its way to President Barack Obama for his signature.
President Xi Jinping said Saturday that no one can deny the Nanjing Massacre, as China for the first time held a national day of remembrance for the Japanese military rampage that Beijing says killed 300,000 people., 1 Comment
China's top negotiator with Taiwan expressed optimism about cross-strait relations as he continued a round-the-island visit yesterday., 1 Comment
Russia responded angrily on Saturday to news that U.S. senators had passed a bill calling for fresh sanctions against Moscow and the supply of lethal military aid to Ukraine.
U.S. senators were scheduled to hold a special session Saturday for a series of votes on a US$1.1 trillion spending bill that lawmakers need to approve to avert a government shutdown.
U.N. climate talks spilled into an extra day Saturday as negotiators battled in Lima to end a standoff between rich and developing nations on the underpinnings of a world carbon-cutting pact.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
The US Congress adopted a massive US defense spending bill for 2015 Friday which includes emergency funding for military operations against Islamic jihadists in Iraq and Syria, as requested by President Barack Obama., 2 Comments
Newly re-elected New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) confirmed yesterday via his Facebook page that he will not join the much anticipated 2016 presidential election, although he will run for Kuomintang (KMT) party chairman., 2 Comments
New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu on Friday proposed putting a possible constitutional amendment to adopt a parliamentary system to a public vote in 2016 to coincide with the next presidential election., 2 Comments