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Thursday, January 7, 2016
Foreign Minister David Lin (林永樂) on Wednesday summoned Japan's top envoy to Taiwan to make clear the R.O.C.'s stance in demanding an official apology and compensation from the Japanese government for Taiwanese "comfort women."
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MOFA summons Japan envoy over 'comfort women'
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has launched a short-film competition and is calling on people to submit entries that feature the beauty of Taiwan with the aim to promote the country to the world.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Gov't to ask Japan to say sorry to 'comfort women'
Taiwan is officially to ask Japan to apologize and compensate Taiwanese "comfort women" who were forced into sexual slavery during World War II, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday after consensus was reached during a cross-agency task force meeting held the same day.
Minister promotes cross-strait policy in lecture to students
The government took its cross-strait policy to the university lecture hall on Tuesday, claiming that opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman and presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen was moving closer to acknowledging the "1992 Consensus" as the basis for building stable ties with mainland China.
Minister promotes cross-strait policy in lecture to students
The government took its cross-strait policy to the university lecture hall on Tuesday, claiming that opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman and presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen was moving closer to acknowledging the "1992 Consensus" as the basis for building stable ties with mainland China.
Sunday, January 3, 2016
The Republic of China (Taiwan) government placed an advertisement in a U.S. newspaper Friday to highlight the important role played by Taiwan in the Asia-Pacific region and the peaceful purpose of Taiping Island, the largest of the disputed Spratly Islands controlled by Taiwan in the South China Sea.
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Saturday, January 2, 2016
An amendment to regulations governing the issuing of passports has officially taken effect and now gives government authorities the right to revoke a citizen's passport if it is defaced or altered, including the placement of "Republic of Taiwan" stickers on Republic of China passports.
A Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) spokesman has rejected the latest ruling by a Taiwan court over compensation in the shooting death of a Taiwanese fishing boat captain by eight PCG personnel more than two years ago, according to the Central News Agency.
Friday, January 1, 2016
US restricts visa waiver program eligibility
Taiwanese travelers who have previously visited Syria or Iraq may no longer be able to enter the United States under its visa waiver program (VWP) after the U.S. officially signed into law stricter regulations for its visa-free program that covers Taiwanese citizens, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thursday.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Taiwan and Japan to talk 'comfort women' issue next month: Foreign Minister
Taiwan and Japan will formally engage in talks over the "comfort women" issue next month and Taipei will demand that Tokyo formally apologize and compensate Taiwanese comfort women who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military during World War II.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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