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  • CTiTV Files for Injunction to Keep News Channel from Closing (2020-11-24)
    (CNA, By Liu Shih-yi and Joseph Yeh) CTiTV has filed a request for an injunction as a legal remedy to prevent its CTi News channel from closing down after its broadcast license expires on Dec. 11, the Taipei High Administrative Court said Tuesday.
  • Taiwan to Protect Sovereignty with New Submarines Amid China Tensions (2020-11-24)
    (Reuters, By Ann Wang) Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday vowed to defend the democratic island’s sovereignty with the construction of a new fleet of domestically-developed submarines, a key project supported by the United States to counter neighbouring China.
  • Tens of Thousands March in 'Autumn Struggle' Protest (2020-11-22)
    (CNA, By William Yen) Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of downtown Taipei on Sunday for an annual "Autumn Struggle" protest march, highlighting opposition to "ractopamine pork, double standards and one-party rule."
  • Taiwan and US Sign MOU for Annual Economic Talks (2020-11-22)
    (Taipei Times, By Wu Su-wei and William Hetherington) Taiwan and the US signed a five-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish annual economic talks, which could be extended another five years, Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said yesterday.
  • Taiwan Exports Set to Suffer from RCEP Trade Deal Exclusion (2020-11-22)
    (SCMP, by Sarah Zheng) Business leaders fear Taiwan could lose its competitive edge after being left on the sidelines of the region’s largest free trading bloc, formed by China and 14 other countries. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will cut as much as 90 per cent of tariffs between China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and the 10 members of Asean.
  • Taiwan Says Unnamed U.S. Official Is Visiting, Cannot Give Details (2020-11-22)
    (Reuters) - A U.S. official has arrived in Taiwan, the island’s foreign ministry said on Sunday, adding that it could not provide details as the trip has not been made public, though it did deny a media report that the CIA chief was in town.
  • China Broke HK Deal by Ousting Lawmakers: Five Eyes (2020-11-20)
    (Taipei Times) The US, Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand have accused China of contravening its legally binding international commitments by ousting pro-democracy lawmakers from Hong Kong’s Legislative Council.
  • U.S. Warship Transits Through Taiwan Strait (2020-11-21)
    (CNA, By Matt Yu and Ko Lin) The USS Barry, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Saturday, the 11th time this year that such passage has been carried out by an American warship. 
  • US, Taiwan Step Up Economic Cooperation in New Dialogue (2020-11-21)
    (Associated Press, By Huizhong Wu) The U.S. and Taiwan are stepping up cooperation in a newly created economic dialogue, in another move from the outgoing Trump administration to increase official exchanges with the self-ruled island. The two sides signed a five-year agreement establishing the U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue, which is meant to be held annually.
  • U.S., Taiwan to Enter Talks on Tech Cooperation (2020-11-21)
    (CNA, By Stacy Hsu, Chiang Chin-yeh, and Frances Huang) U.S. Under Secretary of State Keith Krach announced Friday that the United States and Taiwan will kick off talks on technology cooperation after both sides wrapped up an economic partnership dialogue that day, according to Taiwan's Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs Chen Chern-chyi (陳正祺), who led a delegation to the meeting. 
  • Tibetan Political Leader Visits White House for First Time in Six Decades (2020-11-21)
    (Reuters) The head of the Tibetan government in exile has visited the U.S. White House for the first time in six decades, a move that could further infuriate Beijing, which has accused the United States of trying to destabilise the region. 
  • Taiwan-Australia Amity Association Inaugurated (2020-11-21)
    (Taipei Times/CNA, By Jake Chung) The establishment of the Taiwan-Australia Inter-Parliamentary Amity Association would help stabilize the “alliance of democratic values” between Taiwan and Australia, Deputy Legislative Speaker Tsai Chi-chang (蔡其昌) said yesterday at the association’s inauguration. 
  • What Will Biden’s Foreign Policy Team Look Like? (2020-11-19)
    (Foreign Policy, By Robbie Gramer and Jack Detsch) While nothing is set in stone, here are some of the experts in the president-elect’s orbit that could take key posts in the administration. 
  • Taiwan Refuses to Renew Pro-China News Channel’s License (2020-11-19)
    (Associated Press, By Su Ssu-yun, Pan Tzu-yu, and Elizabeth Hsu) Taiwan’s government refused to renew the broadcast license of a leading pro-China cable news channel on Wednesday, prompting complaints of political interference. The National Communications Commission cited repeated violations of rules on accurate reporting in saying it had rejected CTiTV’s application to renew its license. 
  • KMT Calls for Tsai to Comment on CTi News License Rejection (2020-11-19)
    (CNA, By Liu Kuang-ting, Yu Hsiao-han, and Joseph Yeh) The chairman of the nation's main opposition party on Thursday called on President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to make a public statement on the National Communications Commission (NCC) decision Wednesday not to renew the broadcast license of a cable news channel known for being critical of Tsai's government amid accusations the decision was an act of political retribution. 
  • Hong Kong Court Rules that Police Complaints System Breaches Bill of Rights (2020-11-19)
    (Reuters) Hong Kong’s High Court ruled on Thursday that the city government had failed to provide an independent mechanism to handle police complaints, breaching the Asian financial hub’s Bill of Rights on torture and cruel treatment. 
  • Taiwan's Ban on Japan's Fukushima Food Hindering CPTPP Bid: Minister (2020-11-19)
    (CNA, By Liang Pei-chi, Yu Hsiang, and Joseph Yeh) Taiwan continues to engage in talks with Japan to push for its bid in joining a Tokyo-led major trade deal, but a nearly decade-long ban on Japanese food imports from areas affected by a 2011 nuclear disaster could hinder the effort, a senior Taiwanese trade negotiator told CNA on Thursday. 
  • Taiwan-Made UAV to Enter Production by 2024: Vice Defense Minister (2020-11-19)
    (CNA, By Wang Cheng-chung and Ko Lin) A long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by Taiwan will go into production by 2024, Vice Defense Minister Chang Che-ping (張哲平) said Thursday. 
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