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  1. Democratic Party restates its position

    Posted Jul 19th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong The Democratic Party will strive to join the governing coalition in 2017 at the earliest- when 'one man, one vote' for the election of chief executive is in place, ... Chung-kai, said the party would try to join the government when there is suffrage. 'In 2017, we may send someone to run in the chief executive election. We will also join the ruling team ...

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    Taipei mayoral hopeful Sean Lien distances self from president Ma Ying-jeou over student protests

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:15am by Lawrence Chung

    ... honorary chairman of the Kuomintang. "The student movement will eventually come to an end," said Sean Lien Sheng-wen, a front runner in November's mayoral election in Taipei. ... in New Taipei City on the eve of a council election, killed a bystander after hitting Lien's left cheek and exiting near his right temple. Lin Cheng-wei, the gunman, insisted the 1.95 ...

  3. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan's president seeks re-election to KMT's top job

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... is seeking re-election as chairman of the ruling Kuomintang party, in what pundits view as a move to keep him from losing political authority before his current presidential term ends in 2016. Analysts and party officials said Ma was expected to be re-elected, despite being challenged by a potential candidate- a little-known member of the party's Central Standing Committee- ...

  4. Talking points

    Posted Mar 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... next year until 2017. The move follows a heated row between TVB and ATV over the accuracy of TVB's ratings. Under the present system a meter is connected to the TV sets of 650 sample ... Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou was re-elected in January. It is the fifth for Wu since his first visit to the mainland in his previous capacity as KMT chairman in 2008. Agricultural Bank to report ...

  5. U.S. unusually involved ahead of Taiwan elections

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a concerted effort to ensure that the status quo is maintained in Taiwan. Ahead of Saturday's presidential election on the island, the administration of US President Barack Obama has ... an outcome Beijing would also welcome, as it would probably help damp down cross-strait tensions, according to analysts. 'I have been monitoring Taiwan's presidential elections for more ...

  6. 180,000 secure flights to Taiwan to vote in elections

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com With the presidential election just two days away, more than 180,000 Taiwanese businesspeople on the mainland are preparing to return ... the number who did so for the 2010 municipal elections. 'The race is so close that many businessmen, originally not planning to return, have decided to fly back to Taiwan for the vote,' Yeh ...

  7. Ma puts the heat on Tsai Ing-wen in election debate

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... who was jailed for corruption, if she was elected. But Tsai said it was still too early to say whether she would grant an amnesty to Chen, given that he was still subject to various ongoing ... and agriculture. Ma said that if he was re-elected, he would do all he could to win a bid for the 2024 Olympic Games. ...

  8. Polls point to tough election battle for Ma

    Posted Apr 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou faces a tough time winning the vote in next year's presidential election, regardless of who the rival Democratic Progressive Party nominates to face him. Ma, tipped to be unchallenged for the ruling Kuomintang's nomination ahead of the March election, is no longer the favourite choice among Taiwanese voters. ...

  9. News - China - TAIWAN

    Unopposed Ma needs large turnout to 'solidify' power

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Unopposed Ma needs large turnout to 'solidify' power Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou seems certain to be re-elected tomorrow ... with the election four years ago. The KMT has more than a million members, but only those who have paid membership dues for the last five years are eligible to help pick the party's chairman. ...

  10. Ma's election reverses political ties with island

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Hong Kong's two biggest political parties both say their relationships with the Taiwanese administration have changed since the Kuomintang returned to power- with the changes going in opposite directions. The pro-Beijing Democratic A ...




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