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Rijiju criticises China for blocking Indias bid to ban JeM chief

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New Delhi, Apr. 1 (ANI): Criticising China for blocking India’s bid at the United Nations (UN) for a ban on Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar, Minister of State for Home …

Stepping up stakeholders involvement in the fight against trafficking of culture

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As the full extent of the damage to Palmyra is being revealed, now that extremists have been pushed out of the Syrian World Heritage site, evidence of looting there highlights how important it is to …

Majority in Taiwan support cross-strait status quo

March 31, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The majority of people in Taiwan prefer maintaining the status quo between the two sides of Taiwan Strait as confirmed in a survey released March 29 by the MAC. (UDN)

A total of 86.7 percent of people in Taiwan prefer maintaining the status quo between the two sides of Taiwan Strait, according to a survey released March 29 by the ROC Mainland Affairs Council. The poll showed 81.9 percent support the government in continuing to promote the peaceful and stable development of cross-strait relations in accordance with the ROC Constitution and President Ma Ying-jeou’s principle of no unification, no independence and no use of force. It also found that 72.7 percent do not agree with Beijing’s concept of “one China,” while 78.6 percent believe the development of cross-strait relations will benefit if mainland China squarely faces the reality that the two sides are under separate rule and respects the will of Taiwan’s people. The MAC said that the government is committed to promoting institutionalized negotiations and official exchanges between the two sides based on the “1992 Consensus of one China, with respective interpretations.” The “1992 Consensus” is an agreement reached by Taiwan and the mainland in 1992 whereby both sides acknowledge the existence of “one China,” but maintain their own interpretation of what that means. Taiwan’s interpretation of “one China,” based on the ROC Constitution, means the Republic of China—not “two Chinas,” or “one China, one Taiwan,” or “Taiwan independence.” Such efforts over the past eight years are supported in the survey’s findings: 87 percent prefer the government to continue to promote official exchanges and institutionalized negotiations. As for the pace of cross-strait exchanges, 45.1 percent said it is appropriate with 21.5 percent of these considering it too fast and 21 percent, too slow. When it comes to the ROC’s former diplomatic ally The Gambia, which resumed March 18 official ties with mainland China, 70.8 percent support the government in expressing strong discontent over the matter. The telephone poll conducted March 18-22 nationwide, comprised 1,108 valid responses from citizens aged 20 and above at a confidence level of 95 percent and margin of error of plus or minus 2.94 percent. It was carried out on behalf of the MAC by Taipei City-based National Chengchi University’s Election Study Center. (YCH-JSM) Write to Taiwan Today at [email protected]

Majority in Taiwan support cross-strait status quo

March 31, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The majority of people in Taiwan prefer maintaining the status quo between the two sides of Taiwan Strait as confirmed in a survey released March 29 by the MAC. (UDN)

A total of 86.7 percent of people in Taiwan prefer maintaining the status quo between the two sides of Taiwan Strait, according to a survey released March 29 by the ROC Mainland Affairs Council.

The poll showed 81.9 percent support the government in continuing to promote the peaceful and stable development of cross-strait relations in accordance with the ROC Constitution and President Ma Ying-jeou’s principle of no unification, no independence and no use of force.

It also found that 72.7 percent do not agree with Beijing’s concept of one China, while 78.6 percent believe the development of cross-strait relations will benefit if mainland China squarely faces the reality that the two sides are under separate rule and respects the will of Taiwan’s people.

The MAC said that the government is committed to promoting institutionalized negotiations and official exchanges between the two sides based on the 1992 consensus of one China, with respective interpretations, which means that each side having its own interpretation of what this means.

Such efforts over the past eight years are supported in the survey’s findings: 87 percent prefer the government to continue to promote official exchanges and institutionalized negotiations. As for the pace of cross-strait exchanges, a total of 45.1 percent said it is appropriate: 21.5 percent considering it too fast and 21 percent, too slow.

When it comes to the ROC’s former diplomatic ally The Gambia, which resumed March 18 official ties with mainland China, 70.8 percent support the government in expressing strong discontent over the matter.

The telephone poll conducted March 18-22 nationwide, comprised 1,108 valid responses from citizens aged 20 and above at a confidence level of 95 percent and margin of error of plus or minus 2.94 percent. It was carried out on behalf of the MAC by Taipei City-based National Chengchi University’s Election Study Center. (YCH-JSM)

Write to Taiwan Today at [email protected]



 

Majority in Taiwan support cross-strait status quo

March 31, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The majority of people in Taiwan prefer maintaining the status quo between the two sides of Taiwan Strait as confirmed in a survey released March 29 by the MAC. (UDN)

A total of 86.7 percent of people in Taiwan prefer maintaining the status quo between the two sides of Taiwan Strait, according to a survey released March 29 by the ROC Mainland Affairs Council.

The poll showed 81.9 percent support the government in continuing to promote the peaceful and stable development of cross-strait relations in accordance with the ROC Constitution and President Ma Ying-jeou’s principle of no unification, no independence and no use of force.

It also found that 72.7 percent do not agree with Beijing’s concept of one China, while 78.6 percent believe the development of cross-strait relations will benefit if mainland China squarely faces the reality that the two sides are under separate rule and respects the will of Taiwan’s people.

The MAC said that the government is committed to promoting institutionalized negotiations and official exchanges between the two sides based on the 1992 consensus of one China, with respective interpretations, which means that each side having its own interpretation of what this means.

Such efforts over the past eight years are supported in the survey’s findings: 87 percent prefer the government to continue to promote official exchanges and institutionalized negotiations. As for the pace of cross-strait exchanges, a total of 45.1 percent said it is appropriate: 21.5 percent considering it too fast and 21 percent, too slow.

When it comes to the ROC’s former diplomatic ally The Gambia, which resumed March 18 official ties with mainland China, 70.8 percent support the government in expressing strong discontent over the matter.

The telephone poll conducted March 18-22 nationwide, comprised 1,108 valid responses from citizens aged 20 and above at a confidence level of 95 percent and margin of error of plus or minus 2.94 percent. It was carried out on behalf of the MAC by Taipei City-based National Chengchi University’s Election Study Center. (YCH-JSM)

Write to Taiwan Today at [email protected]



 

Majority in Taiwan support cross-strait status quo

March 31, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The majority of people in Taiwan prefer maintaining the status quo between the two sides of Taiwan Strait as confirmed in a survey released March 29 by the MAC. (UDN)

A total of 86.7 percent of people in Taiwan prefer maintaining the status quo between the two sides of Taiwan Strait, according to a survey released March 29 by the ROC Mainland Affairs Council.

The poll showed 81.9 percent support the government in continuing to promote the peaceful and stable development of cross-strait relations in accordance with the ROC Constitution and President Ma Ying-jeou’s principle of no unification, no independence and no use of force.

It also found that 72.7 percent do not agree with Beijing’s concept of one China, while 78.6 percent believe the development of cross-strait relations will benefit if mainland China squarely faces the reality that the two sides are under separate rule and respects the will of Taiwan’s people.

The MAC said that the government is committed to promoting institutionalized negotiations and official exchanges between the two sides based on the 1992 consensus of one China, with respective interpretations, which means that each side having its own interpretation of what this means.

Such efforts over the past eight years are supported in the survey’s findings: 87 percent prefer the government to continue to promote official exchanges and institutionalized negotiations. As for the pace of cross-strait exchanges, a total of 45.1 percent said it is appropriate: 21.5 percent considering it too fast and 21 percent, too slow.

When it comes to the ROC’s former diplomatic ally The Gambia, which resumed March 18 official ties with mainland China, 70.8 percent support the government in expressing strong discontent over the matter.

The telephone poll conducted March 18-22 nationwide, comprised 1,108 valid responses from citizens aged 20 and above at a confidence level of 95 percent and margin of error of plus or minus 2.94 percent. It was carried out on behalf of the MAC by Taipei City-based National Chengchi University’s Election Study Center. (YCH-JSM)

Write to Taiwan Today at [email protected]



 

China Draft Rules Would Boost Top-Down Control Over Websites

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In its latest move aimed at controlling its borders in cyberspace, the ruling Chinese Communist Party has announced draft plans to force companies to run their websites and portals from servers …

China Warns Taiwan on Trade Supervisory Bill

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BEIJING – China has warned Taiwan that a new law under review in the island’s legislature could hurt the ability of the two sides to conduct negotiations and further ties. The new draft law would …

China Blocks Activists Trip to US for Women of Courage Award

March 29, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

STATE DEPARTMENT — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recognized 14 women from around the globe with International Women of Courage awards Tuesday for their leadership in advocating for justice, …

Beheading of four-year-old girl leaves Taiwan shocked

March 29, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

TAIPEI, Taiwan The entire island nation was in deep shock and mourning on Tuesday, a day after a 4-year-old girl riding her bike was decapitated by a man armed with a cleaver in a bizarre incident …

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