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Gambia to investigate fugitive ex-dictator Jammeh for abuses

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia’s government is setting up a special prosecutor's office to investigate for severe human rights violations and potentially charge former dictator Yahya Jammeh, who fled in...

Taiwan government removes guilty sentences for last Formosa Incident defendants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) on Monday (May 23) announced a list of people whose guilty sentences have been reversed, including the last group of Formosa Inci...

China's Global Times editorials on Taiwan are so bad they are funny

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Chinese Communist Party (CCP) mouthpiece Global Times is always good for a laugh. In the CCP’s press ecosystem it serves as the repository for foaming-at-the-mouth...

Taiwan's Tainan renames section of road after 228 Massacre victim

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-che (黃偉哲) on Tuesday (March 13) declared that the first 100-meter section of Zhongzheng Road in Zhongxi District would be renamed Dezhang Avenue in ...

Plan to shed authoritarian image of Taiwan’s Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall soon to be unveiled

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The proposal to repurpose the National Chiang Kei-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei will be revealed as early as March, according to Taiwan’s task force responsible for r...

President Tsai's re-imagining of Taiwan's political landscape

In October of 2011, then-presidential candidate and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chair Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) botched the Republic of China (ROC) national anthem (ironically while standing next to h...

President Tsai embraces nuanced view of former Taiwan dictator

On Friday (Jan. 21), the Transitional Justice Commission issued a statement slamming the Taipei City Government for building and opening the Ching-kuo Chi-hai Cultural Park in conjunction with the Chi...

Taiwan doubles compensation limit for victims killed under White Terror to NT$12 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The limit on compensation for the deaths of victims of political repression will double to NT$12 million (US$434,000), the Cabinet decided Thursday (Jan. 13). The propo...

Taiwan to start human rights fund with ill-gotten KMT assets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet is said to have approved the establishment of a fund to help the victims of political persecution during the martial law period and promote social justice, wit...

US-based director Chen Po-yu visualizes Taiwan’s diaspora

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During the 3rd Taiwan Biennial Film Festival in Los Angeles, emerging Taiwanese director Chen Po-yu (陳柏宇) screened his short film “Paint Again,” bringing the d...

Transitional Justice Commission report reveals martial law-era spy network details

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Justice's Investigation Bureau deployed more than 30,000 spies across Taiwan in the 1980s, according to a National Taiwan University report commissione...

Taiwan's great novelist Lee Chiao spied on by KMT for 14 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Lee Chiao Literature Association (臺灣李喬文學協會) recently celebrated its fourth founding anniversary and is now behind an initiative pushing for the writer to receiv...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's National Day speech (Full Text)

TAIPEI (Central News Agency) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) delivered her National Day address on Sunday (Oct. 10), pledging to defend Taiwan's sovereignty and democracy amid "un...

KMT's Chang Ya-chung bets NT$7 million pension on 228 Incident debate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chang Yachung (張亞中), from the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party, has thrown down the gauntlet by announcing he will stake his entire pension fund on winning a debate ...

Taiwan's National Women's League may have to pay NT$1 million a month compensation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Women's League (NWL) will be asked to pay NT$1 million (US$36,000) per month for refusing to move out of its headquarters in Taipei, as eviction proceedin...