President to Visit Orchid Island Tomorrow: Nuclear Waste Issue and Transitional Justice

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will visit Orchid Island tomorrow, August 15, to confer with residents about a range of issues including the issue of nuclear waste currently stored on the island. A Presidential Palace spokesperson said the president will offer an apology in person to the aboriginal residents for past transgressions. President Tsai apologized to the nation’s indigenous peoples in a formal speech at the Presidential Palace August 1, 2016. In the speech, the president made specific reference to the

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Tourism Operators Introduce Combined Orchid Island and Green Island Ferry Route

Tourism operators in Taitung today introduced a new ferry route that will allow travelers to purchase one ticket to visit both Green Island and Orchid Island. Daily services will begin May 1. Up till now visitors who went to either Island had to take a ferry back to Fugang Harbor to board a separate ferry to go to the other island. An industry spokesperson said the new route offers provides convenience and cost savings for visitors to the islands. A

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