::: TSR Weekly Report
2019-11-23 | NO.43(47) epaper |
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Cross-Strait Relations
NCC Suspends Sale of 3 Huawei Phone Models over Taiwan's Designation (2019-11-15)
(CNA, By Wu Po-wei and Frances Huang) The National Communications Commission (NCC) has halted the sale of three smartphone models produced by Huawei Technologies Co. of China, saying a software upgrade had renamed Taiwan as "Taiwan, China." <Accessed 2019-11-29>

China's First Locally-made Aircraft Carrier Transits Taiwan Strait
(CNA, By Emerson Lim, Gu Chuan, Ye Su-ping and Matt Yu) China's first domestically-built aircraft carrier sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, the same day Taiwan's independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) announced its presidential ticket for the 2020 election. <Accessed 2019-11-29>

More than 60% of Taiwanese Students in HK Return Due To Unrest (2019-11-18)
(CNA, By Hsu Chih-wei, Lai Yen-hsi and Joseph Yeh) More than 60 percent of Taiwanese students studying in Hong Kong have recently returned home amid increasing violent clashes between protesters and police on campuses, the Taiwan government said Monday, as tension continued to escalate in the Chinese special administrative region. <Accessed 2019-11-29>

Military Holds Drill to Prepare for Air Attacks (2019-11-20)
(Taipei Times, By Aaron Tu and Jake Chung) The air force early yesterday morning launched joint exercises to simulate protective maneuvers when enemy aircraft are approaching to better prepare its anti-aircraft capabilities. <Accessed 2019-11-29>

Taiwanese cyclist Recounts 'Horrifying' Arrest, Detention in China (2019-11-20)
(CNA, By Joseph Yeh) Taiwanese cyclist Tsao Yao-wen (曹耀文) said Tuesday he will never visit China again, after his "horrifying experience" of being arrested, interrogated and held in custody there for four days on suspicion of espionage, during a cycling tour from China to Mongolia earlier this year. <Accessed 2019-11-29>
U.S.-Taiwan Relations
U.S. Warship Sails through Taiwan Strait, Ninth This Year (2019-11-13)
(CNA, By Emerson Lim) Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed Wednesday that a United States warship recently sailed through the Taiwan Strait, the ninth such transit in 2019. <Accessed 2019-11-29>

Taiwan Receives Draft LOA on Tank Sale from U.S.: MND (2019-11-13)
(CNA, By Matt Yu and Emerson Lim) Taiwan has received a draft letter of offer and acceptance (LOA), a contract between the United States military and a foreign customer, detailing an offer from the Pentagon to sell more than 100 M1A2 Abrams tanks to Taiwan, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Wednesday. <Accessed 2019-11-29>

U.S. Concerned with China's Attempts to Influence Taiwan Elections
(CNA, By Emerson Lim) The United States is concerned by China's attempts to influence Taiwan's upcoming presidential and legislative elections through different means, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said Friday, as it urged the Taiwanese people to be vigilant over such efforts. <Accessed 2019-11-29>

Legislature Passes Special Budget for F-16 Purchase (2019-11-22)
(CNA, By Wang Yang-yu, Justin Su and Elizabeth Hsu) Taiwan's Legislature on Friday passed a special budget for the purchase of a new fleet of advanced F-16 fighter jets from the United States, less than one month after the budget was approved by the Cabinet on Oct. 31. <Accessed 2019-11-29>
Taiwan's Domestic Politics and Foreign Relations
Taiwan's Domestic Politics

Google Bans Campaign Ads Ahead of Jan. 2020 Taiwan Elections (2019-11-13)
(CNA, By Jeffery Wu and Joseph Yeh) Internet giant Google Inc. has announced that it will not run political campaign ads on its online advertising platform starting Friday ahead of Taiwan's presidential and legislative elections in January because of problems with misinformation. <Accessed 2019-11-29>

James Soong Announces Presidential Bid (Update) (2019-11-13)
(CNA, By Wang Cheng-chung and Frances Huang) People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜) has formally announced that he will run for president in the January 2020 elections, his fourth attempt for the presidency after three previous defeats. <Accessed 2019-11-29>

National Security a Precondition for Economic Prosperity: Han
(CNA, By Yu Hsiang and Matthew Mazzetta) In New Taipei City Saturday on the latest leg of his national "listening tour," Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) said that "the greatest challenge" facing the next president will be protecting Taiwan's sovereignty and security while allowing its economy to flourish. <Accessed 2019-11-29>

Tsai Picks Former Premier as Running Mate for 2020 Re-election Bid (Update)
(CNA, By Emerson Lim, Gu Chuan and Ye Su-ping) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Sunday picked former Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) as her running mate for the 2020 presidential election. <Accessed 2019-11-29>

KMT Confirms 31 of 34 Legislator-at-large Nominees
(CNA, By Yu Hsiang and Evelyn Kao) The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) Central Committee formally confirmed 31 of its 34 nominees for legislator- at-large positions Wednesday. <Accessed 2019-11-29>

Shipbuilding Workers Back Submarine Plan (2019-11-23)
(Taipei Times, By Jason Pan) Workers from shipbuilding yards in Keelung joined Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Tsai Shih-ying (蔡適應) yesterday in voicing their support for President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) indigenous defense submarine program to create jobs and facilitate the development of the nation’s defense industry. <Accessed 2019-11-29>

Taiwan's Foreign Relations

Taipei Sticking to 'Taiwan' as Country Name in Accord with Prague (2019-11-15)
(CNA, By Flor Wang, Lin Yu-li and Chen Yi-hsuan) Taipei and Prague are hoping to sign a pact on sisterhood ties, and Taipei continues to insist on using "Taiwan" in the accord as suggested by the Czech Republic's foreign ministry, city government spokesman Tom Chou (周台竹) said Friday. <Accessed 2019-11-29>

Taiwanese Suspects in Telecom Fraud Repatriated from Japan, 12 Charged (2019-11-22)
(Taipei Times/CNA) A total of 29 Taiwanese suspects involved in a cross-border telecom fraud in Japan have been repatriated to Taiwan pending an investigation, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said on Wednesday. <Accessed 2019-11-29>

Nation to Become Asian Hub for High-end Goods: Kung (2019-11-23)
(Taipei Times, By Sean Lin) Minister Without Portfolio Kung Ming-hsin (龔明鑫) yesterday unveiled a plan to turn Taiwan into Asia’s research, development and manufacturing hub for high-end products on the back of a successful program to boost investment amid the US-China trade dispute. <Accessed 2019-11-29>
U.S.-China Relations
China's Domestic Politics and Foreign Relations
Domestic Politics in Mainland China

Beijing and Hong Kong

China's Foreign Relations
Territorial Disputes, the Korean Peninsula, and Other Regional Issues
Territorial Disputes

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