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Issue 654 - February 2019

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Tsai urges Taiwan political parties to reject ‘one country, two systems’

Taipei, Jan. 5 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Saturday called on all political parties in Taiwan to reject the “one country, two systems” formula devised by China and forget about the “1992 consensus.”

In a press conference with foreign media in Taipei, Tsai said she hoped all the political parties in Taiwan would send a clear message to China, based on the wishes of the Taiwan people.

Su Tseng-chang named as new premier

Taipei, Jan. 11 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) announced Friday that former Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) will lead the new Cabinet, in a major reshuffle.

Su will replace Lai Ching-te (賴清德), who resigned shortly before, along with the rest of the Cabinet, in preparation for the reshuffle.

At a press conference after the Cabinet’s en mass resignation, Tsai said Su has the experience, will and ability to serve well in that post again.

Taiwan selected world’s fifth most friendly country in 2018

Taipei, Jan. 9 (CNA) Taiwan was selected the fifth most friendly country in the world in 2018 by customers of Booking.com — one of the largest e-commerce travel companies in the globe.

Erluanbi, the southernmost tip in Taiwan, was chosen as the most friendly travel destination in the country, according to Booking.com, with Taiwanese travelers identifying the friendliness of a destination as an important element in deciding whether to visit.

Skytrax World Airline Awards names Air Astana a winner seven years in a row

London, UK – Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, has been recognised for 4 Star service excellence, retaining the accolade of “Best Airline in Central Asia and India” in the Skytrax World Airline Awards for the seventh consecutive year. The prestigious awards ceremony took place at the Langham Hotel in Central London today.

The Skytrax World Airline Awards are recognised throughout the world as a valued benchmarking tool that is independent, impartial and global. The survey measures passenger satisfaction among business and leisure travellers, across all cabins (First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy class).

Taiwan mulls visa-free entry for Filipinos in October

Taipei, Sept. 13 (CNA) Residents of the Philippines could become eligible for visa-free entry to Taiwan in October if the details of the new policy are hammered out at an upcoming meeting, a Foreign Ministry official said Wednesday.

An inter-ministerial meeting of officials from national security, police, immigration and other government agencies scheduled for later this week will discuss related issues, according to the official who asked not to named.