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Detergent encouragement
This is an art installation featuring a windmill made of empty detergent bottles, seen at a gas filling station operated by the CPC Corp. in Chishang Township in the eastern county of Taitung and designed to attract attention from consumers.
 
Tsai recognizes 1992 meet, not 'Consensus'
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) acknowledged the existence of a 1992 meeting that brought about a "joint acknowledgement and understanding across the Taiwan Strait" in her inauguration speech Friday, but did not directly use the terms "1992 Consensus" or "'One China' policy."
 
Cacophony of voices greets Tsai with objections
President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) inauguration as Taiwan's leader generated a variety of responses domestically Friday, ranging from celebratory support to vehement criticism.
 
Ma faces investigation in 24 cases against him
Former President Ma Ying-jeou is facing investigation in several cases, including corruption allegations against him, as he has lost his presidential immunity from prosecution.
 
Former first lady Chow Mei-ching (周美青) was noticeably absent from Friday's inauguration ceremony at the Presidential Office, with local media suggesting her absence was related to the marital status of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文).
 
President Tsai Ing-wen pledged in her inaugural speech Friday that her administration will help young people of the country overcome difficulties and hand over a better country to the next generation.
 
Full text of President Tsai's inaugural address part 1
The following is the full text of President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) inaugural address as released by the Presidential Office Friday:
 
Full text of President Tsai's inaugural address part 2
The fifth area for the new government to take up is to fulfill our duty as a citizen of the world and contribute towards diplomatic and global issues. We will bring Taiwan closer to the world, and the world closer to Taiwan. With us here today are many heads of state and delegations.
 
Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was inaugurated Friday as the Republic of China's first female president and only the second non-Kuomintang (KMT) leader in the country's history.
 
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) acknowledged the existence of a 1992 meeting that brought about a "joint acknowledgement and understanding across the Taiwan Strait" in her inauguration speech Friday, but did not directly state the terms "1992 Consensus" or "'One China' policy." .
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