Taiwan court clears academic in libel suit

Sep 4, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: NatureNews

A Taiwanese environmental engineer sued for suggesting a link between a petrochemical company's emissions and cancer today was cleared of libel by a court.

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TW_sugar_daddio

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Sep 5, 2013
 
Scientist cleared of libel in Taiwan court....
http://www.nature.com/news/scientist-cleared-...

ARTICLE said, "

A Taiwanese environmental engineer sued for suggesting a link between a petrochemical company's emissions and cancer rates was today cleared of libel by a court.

In April 2012, Formosa Plastics Group (FPG) filed a civil suit for a tort claim and a criminal suit for defamation against Ben-Jei Tsuang, who works at National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) in Taichung, Taiwan. Tsuang had presented evidence suggesting increased cancer risk in the vicinity of an FPG hydrocarbon-processing facility in Mailiao. His results were displayed at a scientific meeting in 2010 and in a press conference in 2011, and he has since submitted a paper to Atmospheric Environment.

FPG, which is based in Taipei, demanded that Tsuang pay US$1.3 million in damages and publish a statement of apology in four major newspapers. More than 1,000 academics, among them chemistry Nobel laureate Lee Yuan Tseh, expressed their support to Tsuang in an open letter (in Chinese).

Earlier today, judges at the Taipei District Court ruled against the plaintiffs' claims and announced that they would dismiss the criminal suit. Tsuang’s declarations were “fair comments on a fact subject to public criticism”, the court wrote in a press release explaining its reasoning.

After the decision, Tsuang held a press conference at NCHU and said the outcome was a milestone for academic freedom in Taiwan.“However, the litigation has already caused some chilling effects: my students dare not to mention the polluting corporations by name even when they have already been fined by the government for violating pollution-control regulations,” Tsuang told Nature.

The court is expected to deliver its official motivation in the civil case in the next few weeks, after which FPG will have 20 days to appeal.“We hope that FPG will stop its harassment against the professor: they have more than enough money to fund research to rebut his findings, rather than use litigation,” Severia Lu, one of Tsuang’s lawyers, told Nature.

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Attacks paid for by big business are 'driving science into a dark era'....
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2012/feb/1...

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Taiwanese people, right now, do you like JAPAN?(OTHER OLD TOPIC)....
http://www.topix.com/forum/world/taiwan/T5EMN...

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READ THIS, IT'S IMPORTANT....
https://plus.google.com/106772428027074152696...

ARTICLE said, "

"Economists say, if you clearcut the forests and put [the money] in the bank, you could make 6 or 7 percent. If you cut down the forests and put it into Malaysia or Papua New Guinea, you could make 30 or 40 percent. So, who cares whether you keep the forest, cut it down [and] put the money somewhere else! When those forests are gone, put it in fish; when the fish are gone, put it in computers. Money doesn't stand for anything, and money now grows faster than the real world.

Economics is so fundamentally disconnected from the real world, it is destructive. If you take an introductory course in economics, the professor—in the first lecture—will show a slide of the economy, and it looks very impressive. They try and impress you, because they know damn well that economics is not a science, but they're trying to fool us into thinking that it's a real science; it's not.- David Suzuki

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Determination the best defense, Tsai says (OTHER OLD TOPIC)....
http://www.topix.com/forum/world/taiwan/TNUK9...

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95% or HIGHER of OUR CAPITALISTS are NOT CORPORATIONS! ONLY 5% or LOWER CAPITALISTS are CORPORATIONS in this EARTHLY WORLD! Even then MOST PLAYED by FAIR RULES! Just 1% or LESS had COLLIDE with GOVERNMENTS such as Dick Cheney and THEIR CRONIES! ALL Anti-Science ACTIVITIES will NOT be TOLERATED in TAIWAN as far as my concern and from TAIWANESE PEOPLE!! >=P
TW_sugar_daddio

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Sep 6, 2013
 
The emperor of PVC....
http://www.salon.com/2006/04/17/wang_3/

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Plastic king: The real 'son of Taiwan'....
http://blogs.straitstimes.com/2008/10/17/plas...

sheu winbin said, "

I can not see any good tendancy of taiwanese democratic system, but businessman are dedicated

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Just MOVED out off TAIWAN, sheu winbin! PROBLEM SOLVED for YOUR Artsy-Fartsy BEAN COUNTING F@@@ggotly KINDS from CHINA!! >=P

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HTC Shares Fall to New Low on Weak Revenue (OTHER OLD TOPIC)....
http://www.topix.com/forum/world/taiwan/TGGCJ...

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Why just ONE Wealthy SON for My TAIWAN NATION? Alvin Woon is very correct in that TAIWAN had a VERY HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT against our NEWER START-UPS, which needs to be changed and reformed! Anyhow, My TAIWAN NATION will have NEWER GENERATIONS of Wang Yung-Ching (OLD WEALTH) or EVEN BETTER and GREATER THAN THAT of Steve Jobs and Akio Morita, which OUR YOUNGER TAIWANESE ENTREPRENEURS (NEW WEALTH) will define that FAR VISION within OUR TAIWANESE TERMS! By the way, OLD WEALTH can always invest in our NEW WEALTH and BETTER FUTURE anyhow!! ;-)

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TAIPEI: Beijing arms buy may widen imbalance: Taiwan (OTHER OLD TOPIC)[POST #12]....
http://www.topix.com/forum/world/taiwan/TIKMM...

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My TAIWAN NATION will always needs THOSE Brave PEOPLE that will try to REFORM our TAIWAN Crappy POLITICAL SYSTEMS against THOSE (Very Short-Sighted STUPID-As-Hell) Greedy PEOPLE that continue to keep STATUS QUO of REAL CORRUPT and INEFFICIENT GOVERNANCE!!=/

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The 2012 Legatum Prosperity Index Table Rankings....
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Noticed that LOWEST SCORE from 2012 Legatum Prosperity Index on TAIWAN is GOVERNANCE at 31, HEALTH at 29, and PERSONAL FREEDOM at 27! As long as GOVERNANCE in TAIWAN is INEFFICIENT and (RATHER) CORRUPT, there will always be those PARLIAMENT FIGHTING unfortunately when THOUGHTFUL DEBATES and GRIEVANCES are simply ignored!!=(

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Finest governmental system?....
https://www.youtube.com/watch...

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The Presidential System is a dangerous American export....
https://www.youtube.com/watch...

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'Atheist' Nations Are More Peaceful....
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Taiwan's Challenge: Parliamentary, Presidential, or Semi-presidential System....
http://froglyspeaking.blogspot.com/2008/01/ta...

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List of FREEDOM INDICES Wiki....
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Parliamentary System Superiority over the Presidential System....
http://myhealthsentinel.com/testing_platform/...

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THOSE are (GOOD) REFORMS that TAIWAN NEEDS(, so ALL that is EXCELLENCE shall THRIVE in OUR TAIWANESE LANDS)!! >=)
TW_sugar_daddio

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Sep 7, 2013
 
TW_sugar_daddio wrote:
The emperor of PVC....
http://www.salon.com/2006/04/17/wang_3/

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Plastic king: The real 'son of Taiwan'....
http://blogs.straitstimes.com/2008/10/17/plas...

sheu winbin said, "

I can not see any good tendancy of taiwanese democratic system, but businessman are dedicated

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Just MOVED out off TAIWAN, sheu winbin! PROBLEM SOLVED for YOUR Artsy-Fartsy BEAN COUNTING F@@@ggotly KINDS from CHINA!! >=P
sheu winbin,

Your CHINA should be able to INNOVATE and MAKE THESE with EASE, but your CHINA do not and never will except OPPRESSION of THOSE Amazing SCIENTISTS and Creative ENGINEERS that can do these:

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Taiwan to continue buying arms from US (OTHER OLD TOPIC)[POST #13]....
http://www.topix.com/forum/world/taiwan/T255E...

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USAF ATF - Northrop YF-23 Black Widow II....
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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Tribute to Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23 "Black Widow" Prototype....
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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F-22 Tribute....
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Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor in HD....
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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Oh wait, CHINA only knows HOW TO COPY and HOW TO STEAL from WESTERN NATIONS.... hehe! How sad is that with just HOT AIR? Do YOU know exactly WHY that Wang Yung-Ching become KING OF PLASTICS? That is because WESTERN NATIONS transfer TECHNOLOGY to Wang Yung-Ching.... enough of it, so THEY don't have to pollute in their WESTERN NATIONS while MAKING PROFITS with CHEAPER LABORS abroad in ASIA!!=(

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Silicon Valley....
http://images.tvrage.com/shows/34/33759.jpg

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A survey of Taiwan: Silicon Valley (East)....
http://www.economist.com/node/174784

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What I AND OTHER TAIWANESE PEOPLE really wanted are NEW ECONOMY with SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, which POLITICAL REFORMS in TAIWAN is also VERY VITAL PART OF THAT PROCESS to realized OUR TAIWANESE DREAM!! >=)

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BROOK'S Coffee Opens Its First Overseas Store in Taiwan (OTHER OLD TOPIC)[POST #2]....
http://www.topix.com/forum/world/taiwan/T2651...

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Dr. Michio Kaku America Has A Secret Weapon....
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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DOCTORS?!? or ENGINEERS?!?(ENGINEERING always needs TALENTED PEOPLE that can TECHNICAL DRAWING anyway)....
http://therealsasha.files.wordpress.com/2012/...

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10 Highest-Paying Degrees....
http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2011/08/22/10-hi...

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Engineering Disciplines at Electric Boat....
http://www.gdeb.com/careers/working_at_eb/eng...

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Electrical Engineering Wiki...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_engin...

Mechanical Engineering Wiki....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanical_engin...

Civil/Structural Engineering Wiki....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_engineerin...

Aerospace Engineering Wiki....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerospace_engine...

Computer Engineering Wiki....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_enginee...

Computer Science Wiki....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_science

Nuclear Engineering Wiki....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_engineer...

Ocean/Marine Engineering Wiki....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_engineeri...

Naval Architecture Wiki...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_architectu...

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THAT WAY even My TAIWAN NATION can built OUR First BALLISTIC MISSILE SUBMARINES when that BECOME A REALITY for OUR NATIONAL DEFENSE!! ;-)

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