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  1. Chen's aide joins party poll fray

    Posted Jan 01st 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei The secretary-general of Taiwan's Presidential Office, Su Tseng-chang, surprised most observers yesterday by signing on to run for the chairmanship of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party. He also submitted his resignation to President Chen Shui-bian, seen as the man behind Mr Su's abrupt decision. Mr Su is one of four DPP heavyweights in the running ...

  2. Poll hit won't affect Beijing ties, Ma says

    Posted Dec 08th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... chairwoman of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party, the major opposition group that opposes the pact, yesterday criticised Ma for failing to heed the public's voice despite ...

  3. The right to vote is just a start

    Posted Mar 18th 2004, 12:00am by Brad Glosserman

    ... Brad Glosserman More than 1 billion people, most of them Asians, will vote this year in a democratic pageant that is unprecedented in human history. The parade to the ballot box began last ... continues in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, South Korea, India, the Philippines- and that is only until May. It is a heady time for democrats. But pictures from South Korea last weekend- photos ...

  4. Moment of truce

    Posted Mar 25th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party. Taiwan has been badly affected by the global financial crisis and Mr Ma's popularity has taken a beating. Beijing knows that if Taiwan starts to lose ...


    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu Taipei native Frank Hsieh, 58, has served as a lawyer, Taipei city councillor, lawmaker, chairman of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party and mayor of Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second-largest city. He began his political career earlier than Chen Shui-bian, and lost out to him in the race for the DPP nomination as Taipei mayor in 1994. His political career was hurt ...

  6. Pan-democrats to press for a vote of no confidence in John Tsang

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Tanna Chong

    ... Antony Leung Kam-chung won the vote but resigned soon afterwards. The motion will be raised as soon as possible, pan-democratic lawmakers say. They are angered by what they describe ... Lau Wai-hing of the Democratic Party have called for Legco to debate a non-binding motion calling on Tsang to step down. And former top official Joseph Wong Wing-ping yesterday called on Tsang ...

  7. Pan-democrats accused of changing demands on reform

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung, Tanna Chong A government official yesterday accused pan-democrats of changing their demands in the negotiation process for constitutional reform. Secretary ... through a proportional representation system as three demands made by pan-democrats when they voted on the 2005 package, Lam said the government had already offered what the camp had asked ...

  8. Apology after 'Chen-not-shot' claim

    Posted May 27th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party, which reportedly said the shooting was an assassination attempt by the mainland and asked people to vote for Mr Chen to uphold justice. Mr Chen won ...

  9. Nixon and Kissinger set precedent for Obama

    Posted Dec 29th 2009, 12:00am by Ian Holliday

    ... junta and linked the US with Aung San Suu Kyi's democrats. Both presidents knew instinctively that US policy had strong emotional and ideological underpinnings. But both saw that it was not working. In the late 1960s, the result was major policy change. Nixon began to abandon prevalent Red China discourse and talked instead of the People's Republic. National security adviser ...

  10. Democrats and league tussle over radical plan

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The League of Social Democrats says the Democratic Party must take part in its scheme for the citywide resignation of lawmakers to seek universal suffrage or risk shouldering the political consequences. Albert Ho Chun-yan, chairman of the Democrats, dismissed the warning by league leader Wong Yuk-man yesterday, and said he would not be rushed into a decision. Wong- giving ...




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