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Tsai-Trump Phone Call: Call might herald ‘new model’ in US ties

By Lu Yi-hsuan

The telephone call between President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and US president-elect Donald Trump has continued to spark debate in Taiwan, with some expressing optimism over the creation of a new model of interaction for Taipei and Washington, while others voiced concerns over a possible returnFULL STORY

Tsai-Trump Phone Call: REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK: Beijing fish out of water after groundbreaking call

By Su Yung-yao

The telephone call between President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and US president-elect Donald Trump has put Beijing — still preoccupied with adjusting to the prospect of a Trump administration — in a predicament that has so far exceeded Beijing’s ability to react. The telephone conversation, which tookFULL STORY

Tsai-Trump Phone Call: ANALYSIS: Trump puts Taiwan back on table

Over the past two decades, Taiwan has slipped from its top position on the list of flash points in the complex relationship between the US and China. In meetings between US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平), it has typically come upFULL STORY

Tsai-Trump Phone Call: IN FOCUS: Critics say Trump’s call with Taiwan might alter decades of foreign policy

The political fallout from US president-elect Donald Trump’s telephone call with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) continued, as some critics said Trump could be paving the way to an alteration of decades of US foreign policy. The conversation, which took place on Friday and lasted for aFULL STORY

Tsai-Trump Phone Call: Former US officials support Trump’s dialogue with Tsai

US president-elect Donald Trump did the right thing by answering a congratulatory telephone call from President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) — a fellow democratically elected leader — as a simple courtesy and a fundamental part of democracy, two former US officials said yesterday. Trump wasFULL STORY

TSU slams tiered-pricing plan for cable TV services

By Chen Wei-han

A newly drafted tiered-pricing plan for cable TV operators has failed to introduce more affordable and flexible services, but instead lined the pockets of providers, the Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) said yesterday. The National Communications Commission submitted the plan to the legislature in June. The proposalsFULL STORY

Boy accidentally shot relative dead: police

By Peng Chien-li and William Hetherington

A 20-year-old Miaoli resident surnamed Feng (酆) was killed yesterday and another man injured when a boy allegedly set off a homemade firearm in his family home. The sixth-grade boy was preparing to go hunting with his 53-year-old father surnamed Pan (潘) and relative Feng whenFULL STORY

Airport MRT inspection results due to be released

By Shelley Shan

Results of a preliminary inspection of the much-delayed Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport MRT system are scheduled to be released today, moving the project one step closer to an official launch. The Bureau of High Speed Rail, which administered the inspection, said that experts inspecting theFULL STORY

Doctors warn of improper massage technique danger

By Lee I-chia

A 36-year-old woman was found to have a small crack in her spine and cerebrospinal fluid leakage when she visited a doctor with a headache after a neck massage. The woman, who went for a neck massage once every two weeks, developed a severe headache afterFULL STORY

Envoy accused of sexual assault fails to show up in court

A Turkish diplomat accused of sexual assault has been listed as a fugitive and a warrant issued for his arrest that will remain in effect for 12 years and six months, the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office said yesterday. Halil Ibrahim Dokuyucu, a former deputy headFULL STORY

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