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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan police use water cannon to disperse anti-nuclear protesters

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 06:23pm by Reuters and Lawrence Chung

    ... nearly-completed fourth reactor. “Anti-nuclear public opinion is very high,” said 26-year-old protester Huang Ting-chiao. “The government should respond to the public’s desires as soon as possible.” Watch: ... construction on the No2 reactor, and let the public decide whether a referendum was needed. The people might have different opinions on energy prices, Jiang said, suggesting that some might opt ...

  2. News - China - TAIWAN

    Thousands call for scrapping of nuclear plants in Taiwan

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... a referendum on the future of the fourth atomic plant- under construction since 1999 and still not completed- amid growing public concern. Organisers of the rally urged the government to immediately slam the brakes on the plant and move to completely stop using nuclear energy. "It is unnecessary to hold the referendum as public opinion opposing nuclear energy is evident in many recent ...

  3. News - China - TAIWAN

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

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

    ... votes in the race, which saw turnout of just 41 per cent of Taipei's 37,860 eligible KMT voters. The KMT primary comprises voting by members (30 per cent of the results) and a public opinion poll (70 per cent) conducted several days ago. Lien won 40 per cent of support from eligible Taipei voters in the opinion survey, compared with Ting's 37 per cent, but his comfortable ...

  4. News - China - TAIWAN

    Tsai Ing-wen to seek chair of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party again

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 05:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... and families," she said. Tsai said the party needed to ensure people's livelihoods, initiate policies that reflect changing realities and be responsive to public opinion. She called for a DPP ... party, the DPP lost the presidential election in 2008 to the Beijing-friendly Kuomintang's Ma Ying-jeou. His victory was widely seen as a turn by the public towards engaging ...

  5. News - China - TAIWAN

    High hopes as Jiang Yi-huah grabs the premier's reins in Taiwan

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

    ... it to quickly generate concrete results, given his administration's poor showing in public opinion polls. Jiang's heading the cabinet now raises the possibility of his becoming another ... late last month for "health reasons" at a time when Ma's approval rating had plunged to a low of 13 per cent following mounting public criticism of his government's failure ...

  6. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan same-sex marriage bill prompts conservative backlash

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 01:28pm by undefined

    ... Taitung county. Speaking at a rally last month, Liu said many legislators had privately expressed their opposition to the bill and he expected them to soon voice their opinions. For pundits, the fate of the bill will depend on how legislators- particularly those with the ruling KMT party- are swayed by public opinion in the coming months. No KMT legislator has so far endorsed the bill. ...

  7. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan under fire over executions

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... has long stressed the protection of human rights, including those of prison inmates. But he faces pressure from a majority of the public take a tough stand on crime. Ma was first confronted ... subsequently signed by her replacement, Tseng Yung-fu. The December 21 executions followed a public uproar over the brutal murder of a 10-year-old boy by a 29-year-old jobless man on December 1. ...

  8. News - China - TAIWAN

    Opponents of same-sex marriage slammed for abusive behaviour at Taipei rally

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 06:36pm by Bryan Harris

    ... surveys suggest that more than half of Taiwanese support same-sex marriage. “In a democratic society, it is fairly normal to allow split opinions on public policy making process,” said Cheng ...

  9. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan mayoral challengers take fight for votes to KMT strongholds

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:48am by Lawrence Chung

    ... races. Various opinion polls show the KMT trailing its main opponent- the opposition Democratic Progressive Party- in the races, with the possibility that it may lose its long control of Taipei ... Sheng-wen, the son of KMT honorary chairman Lien Chan, is grappling with a strong challenge from surgeon Ko Wen-je, an outspoken independent who has the DPP's blessing. An opinion poll ...

  10. News - China - TAIWAN

    Tens of thousands march in Taiwan against same-sex-marriage bill

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 07:24pm by AFP

    ... Chien-hsun, head of the Control Yuan, a government watchdog that exercises the powers of impeachment, censure and audit, said the public, not parliament, should decide the matter. "I support holding a referendum so everybody can express their opinions, as this concerns the country's future; it's not just about two persons loving each other," he said. Supporters ...




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