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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Kuomintang losing ground in Taipei mayoral battle, according to polls

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 03:13am by Lawrence Chung

    ... stronger in the future," Lu said. Ko might even run for president in 2016 if he became mayor and did well in the post, Lu suggested. Serving as mayor of Taipei has been a stepping stone ...


    Taiwan's opposition DPP may put independence stance on hold

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:53am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Move could convince voters the party can calmly steer ties with Beijing in run-up to 2016 election DPP may put independence stance on hold ... Progressive Party (DPP) in the run-up to the presidential election in 2016- convincing voters it can be trusted to calmly steer cross-strait ties. Last month as many as 40 DPP delegates endorsed ...

  3. News - China - CROSS-STRAIT AFFAIRS

    Taiwan's ex-premier slammed for singing Chinese national anthem

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 04:41pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... that opposition legislators faulted as “highly inappropriate”. Hau, 95, in an interview aired by state-run China Central Television on Monday, was shown singing part of the anthem- March ...

  4. News - China - TAIPEI BRIEFING

    Time to allow 'traitor' Lin to come home

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

    ... to the mainland. The move raises fresh hopes for Lin, 61, a former chief economist and senior vice-president at the World Bank, that he might fulfil his long-running dream of visiting his home ...

  5. News - China - CULTURE

    Taiwan gives go-ahead to exhibition in Japan after museums row resolved

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 06:08pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... which opens to public on Tuesday, features 231 treasured artifacts that will be displayed at the Tokyo National Museum and Kyushu National Museum. The display, which runs until November, marks ...

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

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

    ... a confidant, came under fire for quitting as health minister to run for the Hualien county magistracy despite an increase in swine flu cluster infections. Maverick members also defied the party's will by announcing their plans to run for year-end local government polls without KMT approval. Political analysts said the challenges Mr Ma faced could be bigger than he had originally thought, ...

  7. News - China - CRIME

    Knifeman who stabbed four to death on Taipei subway had 'planned attack for years'

    Posted May 21st 2014, 06:14pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... the platform, but was pursued by police. He tried to run away but was overpowered. Under interrogation, he confessed to police that he had planned the attack long time ago but only decided to commit ...

  8. News - China - ANALYSIS

    With two years left, is Taiwan's Ma Ying-jeou in danger of becoming lame duck?

    Posted May 20th 2014, 03:56am by Lawrence Chung

    ... and the perception among some critics that he has run his administration poorly. On top of this, he faces sharp political opposition, with the pro-independence camp wary of his moves for closer ties ...

  9. News - China - TAIWAN

    Flexibility helped Taipei's bike-share scheme pedal past 10m rental mark

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:24am by Lawrence Chung

    ... are nearly impossible to miss. The programme has flourished in part because its operator, Taiwan's Giant Manufacturing, who agreed to build and run the programme for the city, has responded ... of Taipei's Transportation Department, Wang Sheng-wei. The change has boosted turnover and ensured the programme runs as designed. Many users rent a bike to cover the parts of their commutes ...

  10. News - China - TAIPEI BRIEFING

    For Taiwan, 2013 was a miserable year of fakes

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 04:22am by Lawrence Chung

    ... to cast a vote of no confidence against Jiang's cabinet also hindered the smooth running of the government on the island. Aside from several local manufacturers who were caught selling rice ...




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