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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

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

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

    ... of imperial times. "It is the year 102 of the Republic of China," Lien said. "After the Ming dynasty, no one was above the law, not even the president". Intense media scrutiny has ... metre-tall Lien was not his intended target. Lien suspects the shooting was politically motivated, saying he heard the assailant shout his name before firing. Some Democratic Progressive Party ...

  2. News - China - CROSS-STRAIT AFFAIRS

    Taiwan opposition party DPP to block reciprocal offices with China

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... reciprocal offices Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has pledged to stop Beijing-friendly President Ma Ying-jeou from allowing cross-strait semi-official organisations ... would mean that Taiwan recognises that it is part of [the People's Republic of] China." He was also quoted as saying that Ma's political stance on cross-strait affairs- ...

  3. 'Accept history' Taiwan's Ma urges Beijing

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... republic. 'The aspiration of our founding father Dr Sun Yat-sen was to establish a free and democratic nation with equitable distribution of wealth,' he told thousands of local and foreign ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday urged Beijing to pursue democracy and 'face the existence of the Republic ...

  4. News - China - CROSS-STRAIT TIES

    Beijing bites lip over Taiwan President Ma's US stopover

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 10:16am by Cary Huang

    ... with that of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party. They adopted what he said was a provocative policy that made Taiwan's tricky diplomatic position even more difficult by alienating potential allies and angering China. Ma's Facebook post also noted that "this is the first time [a Republic of China] president has visited Haiti", although the countries have enjoyed diplomatic ties ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party bids to mobilise over 100,000 supporters for a rally tomorrow. The party is demanding President Ma Ying-jeou hold a national affairs conference ...


    Taiwanese legislators threaten to block cross-strait investment protection pact

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Investment protection agreement faces opposition Taiwan's opposition parties have threatened to block a newly signed cross-strait investment protection pact, saying it fails to address people's needs and expectations. Legislators from the Democratic Progressive Party said on Friday they would not let the "highly ...

  7. Ma talks of peace deal in 10 years

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party, whose party last night issued a statement accusing Ma of, in effect, setting a timetable for reunification. Analysts said the DPP would use Ma's remarks ...

  8. Times change for veterans of the civil war

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Kaohsiung- the power base of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party- are keeping a low profile. 'My wife and I are diehard advocates of President Ma Ying-jeou because he is the Kuomintang candidate, but we can't declare our political stance outside our village because [Kaohsiung] is a DPP stronghold,' said Chen Ya-fu, an 88-year-old former lieutenant of the Republic of China ...

  9. News - China - TAIWAN

    Ma agrees to debate stalled cross-strait pact with DPP chief

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... The pro-independence camp, led by the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), has refused to vote for the pact, which needs approval by the island's legislature before becoming legally ...

  10. News - China - CROSS-STRAIT TIES

    Taiwan's president rules out seeking independence

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... to military action being taken by the mainland. Reiterating that his mainland policy falls within the "framework of the Republic of China [Taiwan's official title] constitution", Ma ... reached in 1992, the two sides agreed that there is only "one China", and that each side could have its own definition of what that China stands for- for Taipei, it means the Republic ...




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