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‘Build a fortress of unit for peace’: Tsai’s plea on National Day

October 10, 2023

TAIPEI -- In an address marking the 112th Double Tenth National Day of the Republic of China, Taiwan's President, Tsai Ing-wan, has reiterated her belief that "peace is the only option across the Taiwan Strait". "Maintaining the status quo, as the largest common denominator for all sides, is the critical key to ensuring peace," she said.

Bank of Japan balancing wages growth, inflation challenges

September 25, 2023

TOKYO -- Potential termination of the negative interest rate policy by the Bank of Japan (BoJ) has suddenly emerged on investors' radar screens, with BoJ Governor Ueda saying in a recent interview with the Yomiuri newspaper that the possibility of having enough evidence of a sustainable wage increase by the end of this year is not zero.

When such condition is met, the Governor said, the end of the negative rate policy becomes an option.

“I am Taiwanese” a statement of honour from the Island of Resilience: Tsai

October 11, 2022

TAIPEI -- Today, saying "I am Taiwanese" is a statement of honour and an expression of pride, President Tsai Ing-wen has said in her Double Tenth National Day address to the nation.

She directly addressed the differences existing between what she calls "the two sides of the strait", differences, she said, which stemmed from historical factors "as well as from our divergent experiences in democratic development".

"I want to make clear to the Beijing authorities that armed confrontation is absolutely not an option for our two sides," she said.