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Customs begins carry-on inspections

By Shelley Shan

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport customs officers yesterday expanded inspections of carry-on luggage for passengers from China, Macau and Hong Kong — which are at high risk for African swine fever — but a lack of personnel and X-ray machines resulted in long lines of arrivingFULL STORY

May faces vote of confidence after Brexit loss

British Prime Minister Theresa May was expected to win a confidence vote yesterday, despite a crushing defeat over her Brexit deal that triggered warnings of a chaotic “no deal” divorce. British lawmakers on Tuesday rejected May’s deal, leaving the process in limbo just 73 days beforeFULL STORY

Mirage 2000s demonstrate takeoff abilities

The air force yesterday demonstrated its combat preparedness during which French-built Mirage 2000s participated in an emergency takeoff exercise, amid rising cross-strait tensions following Chinese President Xi Jinping’s (習近平) reassertion on Jan. 2 that Beijing might use force to achieve unification. During a media tour atFULL STORY

Pentagon report stokes worries of Chinese attack

The Pentagon on Tuesday released a report that lays out US concerns about China’s growing military might, underscoring worries about a possible attack on Taiwan. The key concern is that as China upgrades its military equipment and technology, and reforms how it trains and develops troops,FULL STORY

Weichuan Dragons baseball team in revival negotiations

By Jason Pan

Ting Hsin International Group (頂新集團) yesterday confirmed that talks are under way to revive the Weichuan Dragons professional baseball team, while Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) said that the city would support the franchise. After several months of negotiations, the group is expected to file aFULL STORY

Control Yuan votes to impeach Kuan2019-01-16

By Sherry Hsiao

The Control Yuan yesterday voted seven to four to impeach National Taiwan University (NTU) president Kuan Chung-ming (管中閔) for allegedly breaching the Civil Servant Work Act (公務員服務法) by writing opinion pieces for the Chinese-language Next Magazine (壹週刊) while serving as minister without portfolio. Control Yuan membersFULL STORY

Death sentence heightens Canada-China tensions2019-01-16

China yesterday vociferously defended a court’s decision to impose the death penalty on a convicted Canadian drug smuggler, escalating a diplomatic row that experts say has descended into a high-stakes game of “hostage politics.” The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs blasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’sFULL STORY

State agencies’ use of Chinese gear restricted2019-01-16

By Lisa Wang

The Industrial Development Bureau yesterday said that employees of government departments and state-funded agencies are banned from using equipment made by China-based companies, especially Huawei Technologies Co (華為), to access sensitive information on internal Web sites, given growing concern over data breaches. The government several yearsFULL STORY

Former IBM engineer to lead national computing center2019-01-16

By Lin Chia-nan

The National Applied Research Laboratories (NARL) has recruited a former IBM Corp engineer to lead its National Center for High-Performance Computing as part of plans to boost development of artificial intelligence and information security technologies, NARL president Wang Yeong-her (王永和) said yesterday. Wang made the remarksFULL STORY

Detained lawyer Yu Wensheng awarded Franco-German Prize2019-01-16

The French and German ambassadors to Beijing have granted a human rights award to detained Chinese lawyer Yu Wensheng (余文生), with his wife picking up the prize on his behalf on Monday. Yu — best known for suing the Beijing city government over the city’s onceFULL STORY

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