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Hong Kong protesters defy police

Hong Kong protesters yesterday flooded the territory’s streets in defiance of a ban by the authorities on their march, setting up roadblocks and tossing firebombs amid the firing of tear gas by police. Tens of thousands of people marched down Nathan Road in Tsim ShaFULL STORY

Murder suspect is barred from Taiwan for now

The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) yesterday said that the government would not lift an entry ban on a Hong Kong man wanted for murder in Taiwan, unless the Hong Kong authorities agree to share more information on the case. Chan Tung-kai (陳同佳) is the chiefFULL STORY

CTBA under fire, Taiwan wins Asian championship

By Jason Pan

Several groups have criticized the Chinese Taipei Baseball Association’s (CTBA) ban on bringing large Republic of China (ROC) flags and other items to Asian Baseball Championship games. The ban became a hot topic on sports chat sites, as the television broadcast of Saturday’s game between TaiwanFULL STORY

EU plays for time as Johnson spars with parliament

The EU is going to play for time rather than rush to decide on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s reluctant request to delay Brexit again, diplomats with the bloc said after a 15-minute meeting yesterday. The fractious British parliament on Saturday refused to vote on Johnson’sFULL STORY

Cold War mentality hindering trust in cyberspace: China

A “Cold War mentality” and “bully behavior” are hindering mutual trust in cyberspace, China’s propaganda chief said on Sunday at the start of the World Internet Conference in the eastern Chinese town of Wuzhen. Huang Kunming (黃坤明), a member of the Chinese Communist Party’s politburo andFULL STORY

US to advise on cybersecurity issues2019-10-20

By Lee Hsin-fang

The US is to offer Taiwan advice on how to bolster information security in the public sector after the Cyber Offensive and Defensive Exercises next month, sources with knowledge of the matter said yesterday. It is to be the first time that the US would provideFULL STORY

Hong Kongers vow rally today, defying police2019-10-20

Civil Human Rights Front convener Figo Chan (陳皓桓) yesterday said that he would lead a march today in Hong Kong, despite permission being denied by police, Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) reported. Demonstrators planned to walk from Tsim Sha Tsui to the express rail terminus inFULL STORY

Second TAIPEI bill submitted to House in the US2019-10-20

US representatives on Friday introduced their Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act to reinforce ties with Taiwan. John Curtis, a Republican US representative as well as a member of the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation,FULL STORY

FDA announces recall of ranitidine over NDMA fears2019-10-20

By Lee I-chia

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday said that 420 batches of 23 ranitidine drug products that allegedly contain the potentially carcinogenic n-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) must be recalled by Nov. 18. The impurity was not intentionally added to the drugs by the manufacturers, but was found inFULL STORY

US-Turkey frictions raise nuclear concerns2019-10-20

Frayed US relations with Turkey over Ankara’s incursion in Syria raise a sensitive question rarely discussed in public: Should Washington remove the nuclear bombs it has long stored at a Turkish air base? It is a tricky matter for several reasons, including the fact that byFULL STORY

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