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Sunday, May 24, 2015
Taiwan -- Cross-strait talks marred by brawl
Violent scuffles between protesters of various splinter parties broke out yesterday on the offshore island of Kinmen as China and Taiwan continued official government-to-government negotiations on a variety of issues including the proposal that Taiwan serve as a transportation hub for Chinese travelers.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je yesterday promised to disclose as many city documents as possible, saying government transparency is essential to prevent graft.
Opposition Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) reiterated Saturday that her promise to maintain the cross-Taiwan Strait status quo meant maintaining a peaceful state across the strait.
Taiwan -- Su Chi's agent threatens to sue over false reporting
Award winning Taiwanese actress Su Chi (舒淇), who stars in Hou Hsiao-hsien's (侯孝賢) "The Assassin" (聶隱娘), has become unwittingly embroiled in a heated exchange online over an alleged error in the film's description at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
Mainland Affairs Council head Hsia Li-yan raised the issue of Taiwan's participation in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) during his meeting with his Chinese counterpart Zhang Zhijun in Kinmen on Saturday.
The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee has inserted provisions that would promote military cooperation with Taiwan in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Bill.
Heavy rains brought by a plum rain front has slightly eased drought conditions in southern Taiwan, the Water Resources Agency (WRA) said Saturday.
Taiwan is scheduled to launch a movie festival in Europe next week, featuring works by internationally-renown Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien (侯孝賢) and other Taiwanese directors, the Taiwan Cultural Center in Paris said Friday.
Both Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) chief Hsia Li-yan and his Chinese counterpart Zhang Zhijun have had long diplomatic careers, and they touched on that experience in their meeting in Kinmen on Saturday.
The ruling Kuomintang may cut short its presidential primary process by directly nominating one of the only two hopefuls registered for the race, a party source reportedly said yesterday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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