Taiwan elections 2020

Taiwan elections 2020

Taiwan opens doors to students fleeing Hong Kong turmoil
University students fleeing campus turmoil in Hong Kong can attend lectures at colleges in Taiwan to continue their studies, the Taiwanese authorities said on Wednesday. Students would be allowed to sit in on courses without credits for the rest of the school term, which runs from early December until January 3. “Regardless of whether they are from Taiwan or not, university students in Hong Kong whose studies have been interrupted by the protests in Hong Kong are welcome to register with a number of our universities here if they want to continue their studies,” Taiwan’s Ministry of Education said. Students who want to qualify for a degree would have to apply through the ministry. The offer
Taiwan opens doors to students fleeing Hong Kong turmoil
Facebook vows to ‘protect’ Taiwan’s election from fake news
Facebook said on Tuesday that it would step up efforts to counter disinformation and state-backed influence operations ahead of the Taiwanese presidential election in January. While it does not control the self-ruled island, Beijing claims Taiwan as part of its territory and has sought its return to the mainland fold.  Taiwan’s authorities have reported an average of 30 million cross-border cyberattacks each month this year, with a sizeable number from the Chinese mainland suspected of trying to affect the result of the upcoming election. Facebook said its 35,000 worldwide staff will step up their efforts to check content and beef up security starting in mid-November, when the island’s presi
Facebook vows to ‘protect’ Taiwan’s election from fake news
A new political party vows to turn Taiwan into a ‘normal country’
A group of supporters of Taiwan independence is set to announce a new political party this weekend, in a move that could affect the incumbent president’s chances of being re-elected next year.  The party, to be named Formosa Alliance, would support outright independence for the self-ruled island.  Beijing claims Taiwan as its territory and has threatened to take it by force if necessary. The Chinese Nationalist Party, or Kuomintang, began ruling Taiwan in 1945 after the second world war and moved its government there in 1949 after it lost a civil war against the Communist Party.  Taiwan eventually democratized and held its first direct presidential election in 1996.  But Taiwan is not offic
A new political party vows to turn Taiwan into a ‘normal country’