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  1. Taiwanese no longer believe in president

    Posted Jun 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Wang, who, like many others, gave his vote to Ma Ying-jeou two years ago, hoping he could bring Taiwanese better lives after becoming president. Ma's '6-3-3' promise- of turning ... two years, and why Taipei has been able to secure its ties with its 23 allies without being wooed away by the mainland. Even so, many Taiwanese under financial strain have found Ma's ...

  2. DPP angry at Taiwanese premier's talks in HK

    Posted Sep 17th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Lawrence Chung

    ... yesterday dismissed the criticism, saying the two men had met to discuss mudslide prevention. The incident raised questions over the Taiwanese leaders' national loyalty and honesty, DPP ... must honestly let the public know what exactly has happened.' Calling the claim absurd, Taiwanese cabinet spokesman Su Jun-pin said the meeting had nothing to do with seeking mainland ...

  3. Taiwanese military finds 70 more survivors of deadly mudslides

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The Taiwanese military has found 70 more survivors, bringing to nearly 1,000 the number of people who survived after massive mudslides buried four mountain ... killed or were missing. Facing mounting public discontent, the government of Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou set up contingency task forces in the six disaster-struck counties yesterday to offer ...

  4. Ma selects new Taiwanese premier

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

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has named a new premier to replace Liu Chao-shiuan, who shocked the island yesterday by announcing his resignation to take the blame for the government's poor performance in handling a deadly typhoon disaster. At a hastily called news conference Liu - who had kept the media guessing over whether he would stay ...

  5. Local elections seen as midterm test for Taiwanese leader

    Posted Dec 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Some seven million Taiwanese voters in 17 cities and counties go to the polls on Saturday to elect local government heads, in a race seen as a midterm test ... stood no chance because of a series of defeats, including last year's presidential elections, and the corruption trial of Chen Shui-bian, the former Taiwanese president and DPP chairman. ...

  6. Taiwanese experts keen to help rebuild World Heritage city

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei A Taiwanese group arrived in Dujiangyan , Sichuan , yesterday to help with the reconstruction of the ancient city after the devastating May 12 earthquake. ... Professor Hsia said. 'Many Taiwanese entrepreneurs are eager to make contributions to support the reconstruction as long as the rebuilding can be made in their names.' The league includes ...

  7. Angry flood victims hurl eggs and abuse at Taiwanese leaders

    Posted Aug 30th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian and Taipei Mayor Ma Ying-jeou have become persona non grata in the north of the island due to alleged inaction in the wake of Typhoon Aere. Angry flood victims called Mr Chen a 'bastard' and threw eggs at Mr Ma yesterday as they inspected two different areas ravaged by last week's typhoon. As he offered his respects ...

  8. Resignations from top KMT committee 'a golden opportunity to clean up corruption'

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... resignations that started on Friday came just six days after Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou was sworn in as KMT chairman. At first glance, it may look like a slap in the face to Ma, whose approval ... to voters. Salted fish and red wine are common gifts among Taiwanese,' Tang said. 'But revoking Yang's and Chiang's elected status sent a message' that Ma had set very strict ...

  9. Police break up Taipei protest

    Posted Jul 18th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Taiwanese police yesterday broke up a protest by aborigines enraged by Vice-President Annette Lu Hsiu-lien's recent comment they were not the island's first inhabitants. That distinction belonged to a now-extinct race of 'black pygmies', she said. Protesters shouted 'police brutality' and 'shame on Ah-Bian' as police dragged ...

  10. HK rises in press freedom index, but KMT 'interference' hits Taiwan

    Posted Oct 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Dan Kadison, Lawrence Chung

    ... cabinet spokesman Su Jun-pin said. Su said the government of Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou, formed in May last year, had never tried to control the local media. He said the deadly typhoon ...




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