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China Offended Yet Again

Mercedes apologized for an Instagram post that quoted the Dalai Lama.

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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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