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Tsai vows to strengthen Taiwan-EU ties for future success at Europe Day banquet

<p>President Tsai Ing-wen said May 15 that Taiwan is committed to working even closer with the EU in strengthening exchanges and creating more opportunities for the people of both sides and throughout the Indo-Pacific.</p><p> </p><p>Taiwan and the EU are natural …</p>
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MOFA thanks like-minded partners for backing Taiwan’s WHO participation

<p>The staunch support of like-minded partners for Taiwan's participation in the activities, mechanisms and meetings of the World Health Organization is deeply appreciated by the people and government, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs May 11.</p><p...
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World’s Top Business Group Joins Critics of Hong Kong Extradition Bill

<p>The International Chamber of Commerce, the world's largest business organization, has become the latest group to criticize a proposed change to Hong Kong law that would allow for criminal extradition to mainland China.</p><p>In a scathing letter issued to l...
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US House Passes Bills in Support of Taiwan

<p>WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously backed legislation supporting Taiwan, which faces military and diplomatic pressure from China, as members of the U.S. Congress push for a sharper approach to relations with Beijing.</p><p>...
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Cut Emissions and Poverty, Not Trees, by Letting Locals Manage Forests, Scientists say

<p>Giving local communities the responsibility to manage forests � which are shrinking worldwide � could help ease poverty and deforestation, scientists said Monday in what they described as one of the largest studies of its kind.</p><p>Researchers examine...
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Sri Lanka Catholics Celebrate Mass via TV Amid New Warnings

<p>COLOMBO, SRI LANKA Sri Lankan Catholics celebrated Sunday Mass in their homes for a second week as churches remain closed amid fears of possible fresh attacks by Islamic extremists.</p><p>Cardinal Malcom Ranjith, the archbishop of Colombo, offered a televi...
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Press Freedom Continues to Face Setbacks in China

<p>BEIJING The hope for press freedom has long been an elusive aspiration in China, and the outlook has become increasingly dire under the tight rule of Chinese leader Xi Jinping.</p><p>Over the past year, Chinese authorities have stepped up the …</p>
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APEC smart health care conference wraps up in Taipei

<p>The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference on smart health care for noncommunicable diseases wrapped up May 1 in Taipei City, strengthening regional collaboration in using information and communication technology to tackle major public health threats....
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Taiwan Resists as Activists Launch Campaign to Legalize Marijuana

<p>TAIPEI Activists in Taipei, inspired by new laws in parts of the United States, kicked off a campaign this month to legalize marijuana, but they are given low odds of a breakthrough against the traditional anti-drug ethic of East Asia.…</p>
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