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April 26, 2017

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Saving Li may require a low-key approach
Detained Taiwanese human rights activist Li Ming-che and his wife, Li Ching-yu, have made waves in the media since he went missing in mid-March. Mainland China's Taiwan Affairs Office confirmed on March 30 that Li, a former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) staffer, had been detained for "endangering national security."
National team needs fundamental change, not lip service, following loss at World Baseball Classic
How many times have fans in Taiwan witnessed another heartbreaking defeat for the Taiwanese national baseball team in international competition like we did last Thursday.
Could Taiwan be up next in THAAD trouble?
The deployment of the U.S.' Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea has spiked the already high tensions on the Korean Peninsula and in the region, angering not only North Korea but also China, which sees the missiles and advanced radar as a security threat.
Operations have paused, but this is not the end for Uber
Last September, Uber quickly reversed its decision to quit the Macau market after hundreds of supporters hit the streets demanding the government legalize the ride-hailing business.
Last week, Chinese military jets circled Taiwan. Today the Taiwanese government acknowledged that China could send naval vessels to follow suit.
President Tsai Ing-wen's strategic move to reach out to U.S. president-elect Donald Trump last Friday shocked the foreign affairs establishment in Washington and drew a formal protest from Beijing. In Taiwan, the political establishment's support of Tsai's move toward strengthening relations with its most important ally was almost unequivocal.
In the past, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has shown itself to be adept at tapping into public discontent and converting them into electoral victories. It did so in 2014, standing by students in what was to become the Sunflower Movement and riding on a wave of public distrust toward the then-ruling KMT.
President Tsai Ing-wen's weekly policy coordination meeting, which she began holding at the beginning of October, lasts into the evening hours each Monday.
This week's sudden collapse of TransAsia Airways, Taiwan's oldest private airline, has sparked heated debate over corporate mismanagement and whether the government was negligent in preventing the unfolding drama.
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