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#Taiwan slams #Spain over nationals extradition

#Taiwan slams #Spain over nationals extradition

| June 17, 2019

Taiwan has criticized Spain for extraditing Taiwanese nationals to China, saying the move puts them at risk of torture or the death penalty. On June 6, Spain took the decision to extradite 94 Taiwan nationals to the PRC but the case dates back to December 2016, when a huge telecom scam targeting Chinese citizens was […]

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Extradition of #Taiwan nationals by #Spain

Extradition of #Taiwan nationals by #Spain

| June 14, 2019

On 6 June 2019, Spain took the decision to extradite 94 Taiwan nationals to the PRC. The story begins much earlier in December 2016, when a huge telecom scam targeting Chinese citizens was unveiled by Spanish authorities and 269 suspects were arrested, among them 219 Taiwanese nationals. In May 2018, Spain extradited two of these […]

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1st #Taiwan digital economy dialogue wraps up in Brussels

1st #Taiwan digital economy dialogue wraps up in Brussels

| June 14, 2019

NDC Minister Chen Mei-ling (left) and DG Connect Director-General Roberto Viola exchange gifts at the opening of the Taiwan-EU Dialogue on Digital Economy June 4 in Brussels. (Courtesy of NDC) The first Taiwan-EU Dialogue on Digital Economy concluded on 5 June in Brussels, strengthening exchanges on topics spanning artificial intelligence, e-governance, technological transformation of traditional […]

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UN human rights experts urge Spain to halt extraditions to #China fearing risk of torture or #DeathPenalty

UN human rights experts urge Spain to halt extraditions to #China fearing risk of torture or #DeathPenalty

| June 13, 2019

UN human rights experts say they are deeply concerned by Spain’s decision to extradite Chinese and Taiwanese individuals to the People’s Republic of China where they face fraud charges and may be exposed to the risk of torture, other ill-treatment, or the death penalty. In December 2016, Spanish authorities arrested 269 suspects, including 219 Taiwanese, […]

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President Tsai Ing-wen praises #Taiwan improving business environment 

President Tsai Ing-wen praises #Taiwan improving business environment 

On 29 April, President Tsai Ing-wen (pictured) outlined government efforts in bolstering the local business climate during an opening ceremony of an R&D facility established by Super Micro Computer Inc. in Taoyuan City, northern Taiwan.  The NT$2 billion (US$64.73 million) R&D center demonstrates Supermicro’s confidence in Taiwan’s economic outlook. The company also plans to invest […]

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#Taiwan and EU agree on mutual recognition of #ButterflyOrchid testing results 

#Taiwan and EU agree on mutual recognition of #ButterflyOrchid testing results 

On 26 April, the Council of Agriculture’s (COA) Agriculture and Food Agency Director-General Hu Jong-i and EU Community Plant Variety Office President Martin Ekvad presented the pact on mutual recognition of examination results for variety protection of Phalaenopsis and Doritaenopsis, or butterfly orchids.  The COA stated that the agreement eliminates the need to carry out examinations […]

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Taiwanese experts highlight the importance of #Taiwan democracy 

Taiwanese experts highlight the importance of #Taiwan democracy 

| March 12, 2019

On 6 March, the Centre for Russia Europe Asia Studies (CREAS) and Global Taiwan Institute (GTI) put on a panel event ‘Sharp Power: China’s growing influence in Europe, U.S. and Asia’, the first Brussels event to look specifically at this issue. The expert panel consisted of Martin Hala (Sinopsis), Russel Hsiao (GTI) and I-Chung Lai […]

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