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The campaigners for a referendum to do away with the designation of “Chinese Taipei” for the 2020 Summer Olympics on Feb. 5 officially submitted 4,488 copies of their petition letters with signatures, to the Central Election Commission.
If the referendum is held and the vote is affirmative, then the Taiwanese government would be expected to negotiate with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and to persuade them to accept athletes from Taiwan competing under the Taiwanese flag and the designation of “Taiwan.”
China yesterday criticized a US government report that cast Beijing as a potential nuclear adversary and called on Washington to reduce its own much larger arsenal and join in promoting regional stability.A Chinese Ministry of National Defense statement said China’s nuclear arsenal is the “minimum level” required for security.
A police cooperation agreement was signed with Saint Lucia to enhance personnel training and exchange of intelligence, said the spokesman, adding that it will strengthen the ability of the two countries to combat cross-border crime.
A century of authoritarianism with rising nationalism and an emphasis on central control will eventually lead to a power struggle for the succession which will destroy China, former Taiwan News editor-in-chief Rex Wang (王世榕) writes in his book “China Will Collapse in 2031.”
President Tsai Ing-wen said Jan. 30 that Taiwan-U.S. relations are going from strength to strength based on a mutual commitment to promoting peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific.
The nation’s strategic significance is highlighted by the Taiwan-U.S.-Japan Trilateral Security Dialogue staged last month in Taipei City, Tsai said. This forum underscored that maintaining stability is the shared responsibility of all regional stakeholders and Taiwan will fully meet its obligations in this regard, she added.
Taiwanese troops staged live-fire exercises simulating an invasions of the island on Tuesday [January 30th], as mainland China steps up pressure on Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and a row over airline routes escalates.
Chinese scientists have cloned monkeys using the same technique that produced Dolly the sheep two decades ago, breaking a technical barrier that could open the door to copying humans.
The official Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) webpage, which introduces the U.S.-Taiwan trade relations, as well as a United States Department Bureau of Consular Affairs' webpage, have removed the image of the Taiwan's flag on Taiwan-related webpages for unknown reasons as of Jan. 24.
President Tsai Ying-wen said, in an interview with SET TV broadcast on Monday, January 22nd, that if China continues to pressure Taiwan it would only strengthen the unity of the people of Taiwan. She has also reminded that the past experiences have proved that Taiwan, by making unnecessary compromises, would not get more goodwill from China.
China has started to destroy imported Taiwanese products that do not have newly required 'Taiwan Area' label.