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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan's DPP delays decision over freezing independence stance

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

    ... in the presidential race. Tsai was the DPP's candidate in its unsuccessful campaign against Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou in 2012. Taiwan and the mainland had been bitter rivals since the Communists ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Zhang's agenda during visit to Taiwain indicates growing clout of DPP

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:41am by Lawrence Chung

    ... The party has said that it "holds positive views about active normalisation of cross-strait relations". Tsai is a likely DPP candidate for the 2016 presidential race. "Tsai has sensed ... stance. But this does not discourage Tsai, who had called for a review of the party's cross-strait policy following her defeat by Ma in his re-election race in 2012. Inability to maintain ...

  3. Countdown to crucial elections begins

    Posted Nov 24th 2005, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... made up of the DPP and the pro-independence Taiwan Solidarity Union lost the local races, it would be under pressure in the run-up to the Taipei and Kaohsiung mayoral contests scheduled for next year. That would in turn pose a serious threat to the DPP in the 2008 presidential race, she said, adding that the DPP needed to carry out a soul-searching review after the December ...

  4. Advanced US arms a bargaining chip in mainland talks, says Taiwanese general

    Posted Jul 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Ying-jeou took office in May last year. General Yu said that while Taiwan could never afford an arms race with the mainland, it would maintain a moderate budget to purchase modern weapons from ...

  5. Pressure on Ma as health chief quits to run for magistracy

    Posted Aug 04th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... but this was a political risk he would have to take after he chose to break his promise by doubling as the party leader. Mr Ma, who won the party's top post in an uncontested race on July 26, is scheduled ...

  6. Don't repeat past conflicts, says Taiwan's leader

    Posted Apr 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has called on both sides of the Taiwan Strait to abandon their differences and refrain from repeating their bitter conflicts of the past. 'It would be a great tragedy for mankind if the people of the Chinese race waged a civil war again,' Mr Ma said in an interview in Taipei's China Times yesterday. He spoke ...

  7. I could not die in peace if convicted of graft, says Chen

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... race, the [poor performance] of the government administration and the president [Chen]. Such a strategy would only weaken his campaign,' he said in his book, referring to Mr Hsieh's ...

  8. Jailed for life, Chen and wife go down in history

    Posted Sep 12th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... of the island's opposition. With the quest for democracy taking hold among young Taiwanese, Chen won a legislative race by a huge margin in 1989 and in 1994 became mayor of Taipei. Four years later he ...

  9. HK stars gallop away from the pack at Golden Horse awards

    Posted Nov 14th 2005, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... for his role as a car-racing old-timer who teaches his son how to deal with challenges in the thriller Initial D. 'Thanks for the movie director who gave me maximum freedom to do what ...

  10. 'Super Sunday' rallies rouse masses

    Posted Nov 28th 2005, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... about 100,000 DPP supporters joined hands to form a human chain outside Taipei to show their determination to win the race. The chain- stretching about 50km along the Tamsui River which ...



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