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Communications ‘suspended’: Beijing

Beijing yesterday rejected Taiwan’s protest over Cambodia handing over Taiwanese fraud suspects to Chinese authorities, saying for the first time that the cross-strait communications mechanism “has been suspended” since the new government took office in Taipei last month. China’s Taiwan Affairs Office spokesperson An FengshanFULL STORY

Su coined ‘consensus’: Burghardt

The term “1992 consensus” was non-existent until 2000, when then-Mainland Affairs Commission chairman Su Chi (蘇起) first used it, American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman Raymond Burghardt said. Burghardt made the remarks in an interview with Voice of America in Washington on Wednesday when he wasFULL STORY

CAL union urges concessions, threatens strike

By Abraham Gerber

The China Airlines Employees Union yesterday issued a statement threatening a strike if China Airlines (CAL, 中華航空) does not grant its members the same concessions given to the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union late on Friday, as the company continued to struggle to find sufficient staffFULL STORY

Founders call for UK’s quick, clean removal from EU

France’s foreign minister yesterday called for the EU to move ahead quickly to seal the terms of a British exit, arguing that the other 27 members needed to give the bloc new purpose or risk populism taking hold. “Negotiations have to go quickly in the commonFULL STORY

India blames China for blocked entry to nuke control group

India has blamed China for blocking its entry to a nuclear trade group opposed to the proliferation of nuclear weapons, after its members met in South Korea with no decision on India’s bid to join. India wants to become a member of the 48-nation Nuclear SuppliersFULL STORY

AIRLINE STRIKE: CAL, union reach deal to end action2016-06-25

By Abraham Gerber

A preliminary agreement between China Airlines (CAL, 中華航空) and the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union was reached last night to end the union’s strike, with the firm agreeing to demands for new holiday and working hour guarantees, along with extra pay for overseas stationing. Following five hoursFULL STORY

AIRLINE STRIKE: China Airlines strike causes 67 flight cancelations2016-06-25

A strike by China Airlines (CAL, 中華航空) flight attendants that started yesterday caused cancelations of at least 67 flights operated by the airline, which is Taiwan’s largest air carrier. Sixty-seven CAL flights that were to depart from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and Taipei International AirportFULL STORY

BREXIT: British PM resigns after UK vote to leave EU2016-06-25

Britain has voted to leave the EU, forcing the resignation of British Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing the biggest blow to the European project of greater unity since World War II. There was euphoria among Britain’s euroskeptic forces, claiming a victory over the political establishment,FULL STORY

Tsai departs for Panama on first presidential visit2016-06-25

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday departed for her first overseas trip since taking office on May 20, pledging to find a solution to a dispute that has led to Taiwan’s first air transport disruption caused by workers going on strike. Before boarding her charter flight,FULL STORY

Tornado and hailstorm kill at least 98 in China2016-06-25

Rescuers in eastern China yesterday searched for survivors after a tornado and hailstorm killed at least 98 people as it swept over a city’s outskirts, destroying buildings, smashing trees and flipping vehicles onto their roofs. The tornado hit a densely populated area of farms and factoriesFULL STORY

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