President Tsai Ing-wen's "Partners for Democracy and Common Prosperity Journey" departed yesterday. Before boarding the plane, she said in a speech that external pressure will not hinder our determination to go global.

(Photo by reporter Liu Xinde)

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Departure to visit AIA Tsai: Taiwan goes to the world and does not give in to provocations

President Tsai Ing-wen's visit to the Allies "Partners for Democracy and Common Prosperity" started yesterday. Before boarding the plane, Tsai Ing-wen said in a speech that Taiwan's determination to go global will only become stronger and stronger, and external pressure will not hinder our determination to go global.

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For details, see Departure to Visit Allies Tsai: Taiwan Goes to the World and Doesn't Yield to Challenges.

Amnesty International Annual Human Rights Report: China Uses Epidemic Prevention to Violate Human Rights and Suppress Dissidents

Amnesty International published the "2022/23 Annual Report: The State of Human Rights in the World" on the 28th, condemning the double standards on human rights issues around the world and the failure of the international community to abide by the consistent application of human rights and universal Acting in solidarity with values, and that "the double standards of Western countries have emboldened countries like China and allowed Egypt and Saudi Arabia to evade, ignore and deflect criticism of their human rights records"; The Report on Human Rights in China pointed out that China continued to violate human rights at various levels last year, and called on China to stop suppressing ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and the Tibet Autonomous Region.

For details, see Amnesty International's Annual Human Rights Report, China uses epidemic prevention to violate human rights and suppress dissidents.

Shalu Manor luxury house involved in theft, forged documents Yan Kuanheng and his wife 10 million, 5 million on bail

The day before yesterday, the Taichung District Prosecutor's Office summoned six former KMT legislators Yan Kuan-heng and his wife to search the Yan family's manor house in Shalu. Prosecutors suspected that the mansion occupied state-owned land and was involved in false transactions, the crime of embezzlement and forgery of documents. Order Yan Kuanheng and Chen Liling to post bail of 10 million yuan and 5 million yuan respectively.

Yan Kuanheng retorted yesterday that he was innocent and questioned the Central Prosecutor's investigation of the case due to his political stance.

For details, see Shalu Manor mansion involving theft and forgery of documents. Yan Kuanheng and his wife paid 10 million yuan and 5 million yuan on bail.

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Avoid border crisis...Taiwan and the United States carefully "manage" and play down sensitivity in a low-key manner

This is a presidential trip that attracts more attention from the outside world than the visit. The presidential palace is tight-lipped about the US itinerary. It was changed to "transit"; the delicate atmosphere before President Tsai's departure reflects that the United States, China and Taiwan are all paying close attention to this matter and need to be carefully "managed".

For details, see Avoiding Transit Crisis...Taiwan and the United States carefully "manage" and downplay sensitivity in a low-key manner.

Suspected of being dropped by a group of smugglers, 16 floating corpses were seen on the coast of Taiwan in March

Since March, 16 floating corpses have been found along the coast of Taiwan, 15 of which are on the west coast. Except for 5 Taiwanese, 2 Vietnamese and 9 of the remaining 11 are unidentified; He was killed by a group of smugglers who lost his bag. Taiwan's High Prosecutor's Office convened a meeting today with the five local prosecutors' offices, the Coast Guard Office, and the Institute of Forensic Medicine who discovered the floating corpse.

Minister of Justice Cai Qingxiang said that if human trafficking and international smuggling groups are involved, international law enforcement agencies will be required to cooperate in the investigation.

For details, see 16 floating corpses in March, suspected of being lost by a group of smugglers along the coast of Taiwan.

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Leofoo Village apologizes, admits baboons are owned by the park

The death of a baboon who had escaped from East Africa was shot and caused concern from all walks of life. Leofoo Village Zoo issued a statement late yesterday (29th) acknowledging that the baboon belonged to the park.

The Forestry Bureau of the Council of Agriculture stated that the follow-up fines will be handed over to the Hsinchu County Government, which is responsible for management and inspection.

For details, please refer to Leofoo Village's apology and admission that the baboons belong to the park.

NCC proposes to amend the law to destroy the submarine cable and cause the heaviest fine of 100 million yuan

The Taiwan-Malaysia submarine cable was completely cut off, detonating a national security crisis. The National Communications Commission (NCC) made a resolution yesterday to propose a draft amendment to the "Telecommunications Management Law", destroying submarine cable-related facilities and causing disasters and death. Or more than 7 years of fixed-term imprisonment, and a fine of less than 100 million yuan may be imposed, and the core information and communication system will also be included in the management, which is equivalent to raising the level of national security.

For details, see the NCC's proposed revision of the law for damaging submarine cables and causing disasters with the heaviest fine of 100 million yuan.

The 73-year-old Hollywood star Richard Gere testified at the U.S. Congressional China Committee hearing on China's violations of human rights in Tibet on the 28th, accusing Beijing's actions in Tibet that "increasingly meet the definition of crimes against humanity."


The day before yesterday, the Taichung District Prosecutor's Office summoned six former KMT legislators, Yan Kuan-heng and his wife, to search the Yan family's manor in Shalu. Prosecutors suspected that the mansion was encroaching on state-owned land and suspected of fraudulent transactions, embezzlement and document forgery.

(Photo by reporter Su Jinfeng)