Taiwan’s ‘black-bearded barbarian’

Missions | The enduring legacy of missionary George Leslie Mackay
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 9/17/18, 10:03 am

Up on a hill above the Tamsui River, past the renovated Fort San Domingo, stands Aletheia University, a quiet campus filled with leafy trees, an imposing neo-Gothic church with a 32-foot-tall pipe organ, and two pointed arches at its entrance. Walk through the arches, follow a winding stone path in a manicured garden, and cross a bridge over a koi pond, and you’ll reach a red brick schoolhouse, a blend of Western and Eastern styles of architecture. 

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Global airlines kowtow to China’s claim on Taiwan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/22/18, 11:14 am

Several global airlines conceded this week to Beijing’s demand they refer to Taiwan as part of China, rather than a separate country. In January, the Civil Administration of China published a notice on its website requiring foreign airlines operating in the country to stop referring to Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau as independent countries. The communist regime followed up on April 25 with a letter to 36 foreign airlines, reiterating demands they refer to Taiwan as part of China.

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Taiwan quake death toll rises, rescue efforts continue

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/07/18, 10:15 am

Rescue workers in Taiwan on Wednesday continued to search for trapped survivors after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake killed at least four people and left 82 others missing. The quake struck about 13 miles from the coastal city of Hualien, injuring more than 200 people. Taiwan’s official Central News Agency confirmed the casualties and said more than 40 of the missing people were trapped in the Yunmen Cuiti 12-story apartment building. Chen Tzai-Tung, a worker with the government disaster center, said the leaning building continued to tilt, making it unsafe for rescuers to enter.

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