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MOFA to summon Japanese diplomat

By Stacy Hsu

Minister of Foreign Affairs David Lin (林永樂) is to summon Japan’s representative to Taiwan today to protest against Tokyo’s seizure of a Taiwanese fishing boat in waters near the Okinotori atoll on Monday. “It is the ministry’s duty to do everything in its power to negotiateFULL STORY

US senators urge more operations in S China Sea

By William Lowther

There is growing concern on Capitol Hill over a new flashpoint and Beijing’s increasing militarization of the South China Sea. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker on Wednesday called on US President Barack Obama to be “more strident” with China. During a hearing on US-China relationsFULL STORY

Premier-designate presents final Cabinet picks

By Loa Iok-sin

Premier-designate Lin Chuan (林全) yesterday announced the final members of his Cabinet, surprising many with his choice of National Taiwan University law professor Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) to be minister of the interior. At a news conference at Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) headquarters in Taipei, LinFULL STORY

SPIL cancels share sale deal with Tsinghua Unigroup

By Lisa Wang and Lauly Li

Siliconware Precision Industries Co (SPIL, 矽品精密) yesterday said it has terminated an agreement to sell a 25 percent stake to China’s Tsinghua Unigroup Inc (清華紫光) ahead of potential policy changes by the incoming government. “After considering the subjective and objective factors of the company and Unigroup,FULL STORY

China passes new regulation governing foreign NGOs

A law imposing new regulations on foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) was yesterday passed by the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress, authorities said. The measure has provoked an outcry from charities and concerns from foreign governments that it gives police wide-ranging discretionary powers amid aFULL STORY

President vows to protect fishing rights2016-04-28

By Stacy Hsu

President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) yesterday vowed to safeguard the fishing rights of Taiwanese fishermen in international waters and denied Japan’s claim that the Okinotori atoll is an island. The Presidential Office issued a statement saying that Ma made the pledge during a high-level national securityFULL STORY

Taishin wins court ruling2016-04-28

By Crystal Hsu

The Taipei District Court yesterday ruled in favor of Taishin Financial Holding Co (台新金控) over state-run Chang Hwa Bank (CHB) in a decade-long management rights dispute, but rejected its plea for compensation and a board reshuffle. The ruling lent support to the Taishin Financial’s permanent claimFULL STORY

Lawmakers call for Academia Sinca president to resign2016-04-28

By Chen Wei-han

A Legislative Yuan committee yesterday passed a motion asking Academia Sinica President Wong Chi-huey (翁啟惠) to resign amid a snowballing insider-trading scandal, while Wong said he might have indirectly invested in OBI Pharma Inc (台灣浩鼎), the company at the heart of the scandal. Legislators acrossFULL STORY

Ruins find shows ‘mother’s love’2016-04-28

By Su Meng-chuan and Jake Chung

Archeological finds in Taichung last year, which seem to show a mother cradling her child, have been described by media outlets as a perfect symbol of a mother’s timeless love ahead of the Mother’s Day celebrations. Carbon dating suggested the bones excavated from what is nowFULL STORY

Trump, Clinton win big in northeastern US2016-04-28

Republican US presidential frontrunner Donald Trump and Democratic frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton rolled up wins in northeastern states on Tuesday in a major show of strength and immediately turned their fire on each other in a possible preview of a general election matchup. The New YorkFULL STORY

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