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Commentary > China Post > Joe Hung
U.S. President Donald Trump gave his Taiwanese counterpart Tsai Ing-wen a slap in the face on Thursday. It was a shrewd and cold snub, and one that Tsai asked for.
 
One thing President Ma Ying-jeou dared not do while Sunflower student protesters occupied the chamber of the Legislative Yuan in 2014, his successor Tsai Ing-wen did last Wednesday.
 
Lady Justice is an allegorical personification of the moral force in judicial systems. Her attributes are a blindfold, a balance, and a sword.
 
One question President Tsai Ing-wen must ask herself now is whether relations between Taiwan and Japan have improved since she was inaugurated on May 20 last year.
 
"Rebel Without a Cause" is a drama film about emotionally confused suburban teenagers.
 
Tsai Ing-wen is a little woman not an Amazonian warrior. She had the nickname "Little Ing" for a long time before she became the chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in 2008.
 
Everybody in Taiwan knows who Chiang Wei-shui (蔣渭水) is. A 12.9-kilometer freeway tunnel passing under Snow Mountain (雪山) linking Taipei and Yilan in Northern Taiwan was opened in 2006. It is named Chiang Wei-shui Freeway.
 
President Tsai Ing-wen is almost elated by a scheduled change of the quasi-official Association of East Asian Relations (AEAR, 亞東關係協會) that facilitates "quasi-official relations" between Taiwan and Japan.
 
Taiwan has a defense minister who doesn't know what he is doing and what he has to do to defend the country. He is General Feng Shih-kuan, President Tsai Ing-wen's minister of national defense.
 
Both Taiwan and China deliberately celebrated the Feb. 28 Incident of 1947.
 
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