Following the preliminary FTA signing with mainland China last week, South Korea announced yesterday that its FTA negotiation with New Zealand has come to term, which is expected to be effective next year.
U.S. President Barack Obama is due to arrive in Myanmar for a three-day visit on Nov. 12. This is Obama's second trip to Myanmar in two years. His visit in November 2012 was the first ever by a sitting U.S. president.
The current situation regarding naturalization and loss of nationality in Taiwan is very clear, both according to the law and in practice: non-nationals wishing to acquire Taiwanese nationality are required to first renounce their current nationality (Enforcement Rules of the Nationality Act, Article 8), while current nationals who acquire a foreign nationality may (but are not required to) apply for renunciation of Taiwanese nationality (Nationality Act, Article 11).
Discussions surrounding the protests for universal suffrage in Hong Kong have led some people to argue "Today Hong Kong, tomorrow Taiwan." This sentiment is noticable especially amongst some pro-independence Taiwanese or foreign supporters hostile to mainland China.
Hong Kong's umbrella protesters are courageous and they deserve our support, but human rights idealism should not give way to confrontation that will hinder and not help China's slow but sure democratization.
The news issued recently by Taiwan's government about the possibility of merging the Marine Corps into the Army has brought about enormous arguments and controversies. This issue has drawn a lot of public attention and has been extensively discussed by experts, Marine veterans and TV program hosts.
A new article in The Economist had some misinterpretations about President Ma Ying-jeou's recent remarks on the South China Sea's territorial disputes given on September 1st as addressing the Exhibition of Historical Archives on the Southern Territories of the Republic of China.
This letter is in response to the articles covering the voting crisis between China and Hong Kong.
Over the past few days, the situation in Hong Kong has attracted worldwide attention. The government and people of the Republic of China (Taiwan) are deeply concerned about recent developments, and I would like to take this opportunity to express our views and expectations.
2014/9/30, 1 Comment
Addressing the 2nd plenum of the 19th party congress of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) on Sept. 14, Chairman Ma Ying-jeou called for unity of all party members by counting the KMT's numerous contributions toward Taiwan in history.