Tsai’s Truth and Justice Special

Taiwan President Tsai Ying-wen (蔡英文) last week brought an old campaign promise to the table: The Act on Promoting Transitional Justice.

But not everybody is happy with what’s on the menu. Indigenous groups have come out strongly against the law, as no efforts were made in this legislation to return land seized from them during the Japanese colonial period that (1895-1945).

Please read: https://international.thenewslens.com/article/85338

*A full analysis of the Act can also be found here on The News Lens International.

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China Sentences Taiwanese Activist to Five Years in Jail for Subversion

Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) was sentenced to five years in prison by a Chinese court for subversion of state power.

Taiwan‘s Presidential Office wrote, “It is regrettable that the Lee Ming-che case has seriously damaged cross-strait relations and especially challenged Taiwanese people’s persistence and ideals for democracy and freedom.”

Please read: https://international.thenewslens.com/article/79701

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The Public Calls for ‘Justice’

Should Taiwan allow the police to flog citizens for drunk driving, sexual offenses or abusing children?

Please read: https://international.thenewslens.com/article/84043

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Taiwan Work Is Never Over

Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor drew fire from labor rights groups and opposition legislators this week after the release of draft amendments to Taiwan’s Labor Standards Act.

A key revision states that employees are able to work for 12 days straight before taking a day off.

Please read: https://international.thenewslens.com/article/82548

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ROC or PRC? Philippines Apologizes for Logo Misuse

The Philippines on Monday apologized to China for using a Taiwanese logo in an event to mark a “new era” of ties between the Philippines and China. Relations between the two countries are warming after prolonged periods of tension over control of the South China Sea — at least they were until this gaffe.

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