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灣研究院是在美國成立的台美人智庫型組織,從事與台灣過去及未來發展相關的研究。研究人員以研究志工身份從事不同領域之研究。研究心得將以研究報告及評論方式發表。





The Institute for Taiwanese Studies (ITS) hosted a roundtable, featuring Dr. Ing-Wen Tsai (third from right, front row) in Los Angeles on January 16, 2006.  Currently, Dr. Tsai is the President of Taiwan and the Chairperson of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP, Taiwan).  ITS Chairman Wencheng Lin (first from left. front row), ITS President Adolf Huang (standing behind Dr. Tsai) and the scholars from USC, UCLA, UCI, Rand Corp., ITS and other invited guests attended the session.
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A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Hualien and caused heavy damage and causality

Eastern Taiwan was rocked by a magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 11:50pm on February 6, 2018.  The Central Weather Bureau said the quake’s epicenter was 18.3km northeast of Hualien, at a depth of 10km.  The US Geological Survey measures the quake’s magnitude at 6.4, and said it was the result of oblique strike-slip faulting at shallow depth near the plate boundary between the Philippine Sea and Eurasia plates in Taiwan’s northeast coast.   The bureau data showed that over hundred aftershocks were recorded, including 4 that were over 5.0 magnitude.  Several high-rise buildings along a nearby fault were especially struck hard. Four buildings had collapsed or tilted: one hotel, one commercial and residential building and two apartment buildings.  The Marshal Hotel was collapsed, while Yun Men Tsui Ti was collapsed and titled 40 degree.  Immediately after the quake, it was estimated that several thousand households were without water and hundred households left without electricity.   The rescue operations were launched to rescue people entrapped in the buildings.  As of February 10, at least 16 people were killed, and 285 people were injured.  Two hours after temblor, President Tsai Ing-wen held an emergency meeting with her staffs and next morning Tsai flew to Hualien to survey the rescue operations and damaged buildings.  This earthquake was the largest in Hualien since 1972.  A total of 63 countries expressed a willingness to provide relief of sending rescue teams to Taiwan.  The Ministry of Foreign affairs expressed its heartfelt appreciation on behalf of the government and people of Taiwan to the countries and international organizations that conveyed their concern, condolences and offered assistance following the earthquake. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a letter to President Tsai, including a heartwarming gesture of writing “Taiwan go” in Chinese calligraphy. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Posted: February 16, 2018
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