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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    DPP elects Tsai Ing-wen to lead party ahead of 2016 presidential race

    Posted May 26th 2014, 04:46am by AFP, Teddy Ng

    ... race Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party yesterday elected Dr Tsai Ing-wen as leader- her third time at the helm- ahead of the presidential race in 2016. Tsai trounced her rival, Kuo Tai-lin, with 94 per cent of the vote. Sixty-five per cent of the DPP's 140,000 voting members cast ballots. "This is my third time to be elected chairwoman, but I am ...

  2. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan’s major opposition votes to elect new leader

    Posted May 25th 2014, 03:13pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Members of Taiwan’s major opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) were on Sunday electing a new leader in the run-up to the 2016 presidential polls. ... in 2012 after losing the presidential election to the Kuomintang’s Ma Ying-jeou, is expected to overwhelm her rival Kuo Tai-lin. The new leader’s first test will be the November mayoral elections ...

  3. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan's DPP delays decision over freezing independence stance

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 05:30am by Lawrence Chung

    ... for nationhood. The party is preparing for local elections and any change to its platform risks alienating hard-core supporters of independence. At a national congress held at the Taipei International Conference Centre, party chairwoman Dr Tsai Ing-wen delayed decision on the thorny issue by calling for the central executive committee to discuss the proposal in the future. "As the election ...

  4. Property - International - TAIWAN

    Taipei home prices rise beyond the reach of young people

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:30am by Bloomberg

    ... mortgage rates. With elections in November, Taiwan's ruling party has put access to housing near the top of its agenda. President Ma Ying-jeou has proposed building more affordable housing, ...

  5. News - China - TAIWAN

    Life sentence for Taiwan election-eve shooter

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 05:38pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei A Taiwanese court on Wednesday sentenced a man to life in prison for shooting at a rally on the eve of key local elections in 2010, which left one man dead ... The incident came just hours before Taiwanese voters went to the polls in key local elections. Lien was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery and was discharged ten days later but a man in the crowd ...

  6. News - China - TAIWAN

    Sean Lien, son of KMT honorary chairman, wins Taipei mayoral primary

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:24am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Kuomintang expected to endorse candidate for Taipei's top elected post, but November poll could see close race against popular rival Lien Chan's son wins mayoral primary Sean Lien Sheng-wen, son of Kuomintang honorary chairman Lien Chan, has won a primary election to become the Taiwanese ruling party's election ...

  7. News - China - TAIWAN

    Blow for Taiwan's KMT as just one runner remains in opposition leadership race

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:37pm by Lawrence Chung, Teddy Ng

    ... presidential election. The current chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party, Su Tseng-chang, said on his Facebook page yesterday that he would not seek re-election in May- news that came ... the internal troubles within the pro-independence DPP would boost its chances in year-end local government and council elections, as well as the 2016 presidential poll. Calling for unity in order ...

  8. News - China - TAIWAN

    Thousands of pro-government supporters rally in Taipei to counter protests

    Posted May 04th 2014, 05:33pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... was re-elected in January 2012. His party says the island needs the new nuclear plant to ensure electricity supplies, while opponents say it would be too dangerous in an earthquake-prone zone. ...

  9. News - China - TAIWAN

    KMT promotions offer clues to Ma Ying-jeou's succession plans

    Posted May 05th 2014, 03:56am by Lawrence Chung

    ... to ensure favourable election outcomes. Several analysts doubted whether Ma was genuinely in favour of power-sharing within the party, suggesting that the appointments were a way for him to control ... in the year-end local elections," said Hsu Yung-ming, an associate professor of political science at Soochow University in Taipei. The newly appointed vice-chairmen have openly criticised some ...

  10. News - China - TAIWAN

    Lack of interest holds back Taiwan's military recruitments

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:04am by Lawrence Chung

    ... a promise made by President Ma Ying-jeou during his successful election campaign in 2008. Ma vowed to transform the island's military by scrapping conscription and manning the army ... to serve in the army. But in September, Defence Minister Yen Ming announced that the plan would be postponed to 2017, mainly because of sluggish recruitment. According to the Defence Ministry, ...




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