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Monday, March 31, 2014
In every society are leaders, followers and those who oppose. Opinions are conveyed in every manner possible, and from this stemmed the Chinese saying, “the same rice raised a hundred kinds of people,” as well as the age-old cry for us to respect conflicting voices. We're sure these sayings were taken to heart.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
The government has been consistently defending the controversial cross-strait service trade pact by claiming that it is a crucial step for Taiwan to join the world of free trade.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
After the storming of the Executive Yuan by protesters on late Sunday and their subsequent eviction by police, the Sunflower Movement (also known as the Occupy Legislative Yuan Movement) seemed for a time to be moving toward de-escalation.
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Friday, March 28, 2014
On March 7, a court in Taoyuan handed down lenient sentences, ranging from six to eight months, to all 18 defendants involved in the high-profile case of the death of Army Corporal Hung Chung-chiu (洪仲丘).
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Much has been said among political pundits in Taipei about a referendum — or to be more exact, a plebiscite — that may make Taiwan an independent, sovereign state like Crimea. On March 16, a referendum was held in Crimea and 93 percent of eligible voters voted for secession from Ukraine, within which it was an autonomous parliamentary republic governed by its own constitution.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
President Ma Ying-jeou's latest performance in reacting to the student protests represents the continuation of his unfortunate habit of souring the most well-intended initiatives with his demeanor of timid arrogance, inciting the ire of the populace while hampering Taiwan's progress.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Apparently, President Ma Ying-jeou still doesn't understand what triggered student activists' anger.
Monday, March 24, 2014
It has been two weeks since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished over the South China Sea with no indication of distress. Still, authorities don't know where the plane is or what happened to it. To make things worse, the country's chaotic lack of coordination in its response to the incident has made a growing number of people feel upset by the crash news, especially families waiting for a definitive answer to the flight MH370 mystery.
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Sunday, March 23, 2014
We implore the police not to try and storm the legislative chamber to evict the occupiers, for that could end in a tragedy with heavy casualties. We are making the call not out of our stance on the so-called Sunflower Student Movement, but rather out of genuine concern for the safety of both the police and the protesters.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
The “Occupy Legislative Yuan” student movement enters a critical phase today as the protesters' self-imposed 63-hour demonstration duration runs out. The occupiers made three demands at the beginning of their action: the government's rejection of the Cross-Strait Trade in Services Agreement, responses from President Ma Ying-jeou and Speaker Wang Jin-pyng and the resignation of Premier Jiang Yi-huah.
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