Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Over 9,400 foreign nationals residing in Taiwan have registered to use the airport automated immigration clearance system since it was opened to foreign residents in September 2012, an immigration official said yesterday.
President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday that the Republic of China supports the positions of South Korea, Japan and the U.S. with regard to the rising tension over the Korean Peninsula.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Foreign Minister David Lin (林永樂) yesterday said he was dissatisfied with the results of a negotiation process with the Philippines earlier this month regarding the shooting death of a Taiwanese fisherman, saying that he would take full responsibility for what he considered an unsatisfactory outcome.
The captain of a Taiwanese fishing boat whose father was shot and killed by Philippine coastguardsmen in disputed waters claimed on Friday that he and his men were fired upon without provocation, and his family accused the Filipinos of murder.
Monday, May 27, 2013
Investigation groups from both Taiwan and the Philippines will today be conducting parallel probes of the shooting death of a Taiwanese fisherman by a Philippines Coast Guard vessel in each other's overlapping waters.
Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu pledged yesterday stepped-up protection for Filipinos living and working in the southern metropolis, stressing that they should not be held accountable for the mistake made by the Philippines government.
A Philippine official rebutted Sunday a local media report about an initial finding pointing to negligence on the part of Filipino law enforcement personnel in the May 9 fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman, calling it speculation.
A Taipei-based Philippine priest urged the media Sunday not to sensationalize reports about the Taiwan-Philippines diplomatic row, saying that doing so will create hostility between the two peoples.
Scholars in the United Sates called on the Philippine government Saturday to resolve the conflict over the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman, saying that it is in Manila's best interest.
A failed move by members of an overseas Chinese association in San Francisco to remove the national flag of the Republic of China from its office is a “warning” for the government, said Jen Hung, deputy minister of the Overseas Community Affairs Council, yesterday.