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Taiwan opposition party DPP to block reciprocal offices with China

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 to set up reciprocal branch offices.

Friday, 14 June, 2013, 7:09am

DPP congress poised for conflict over gangsters, Chen Shui-bian

Confrontations between rival camps on a range of controversial issues - including reports of infiltration by gangsters and what to do about a disgraced former party chief - are expected at the annual congress of Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) today.

25 May 2013 - 5:32am

DPP cries foul as court upholds senior members' jail term for land deal

Taiwan's main political opposition yesterday decried a high court's decision to uphold a lower court's sentencing of two of the party's most senior members, including a former top negotiator with the mainland, for a breach of trust in 2003 land deal.

15 Mar 2013 - 5:51am

DPP urges 'yes' vote to block nuclear plant

Taiwan's main opposition party has urged people to back a referendum on halting construction of a fourth nuclear power plant. "All people must stand up at this historic moment to demonstrate their will to vote for the establishment of a nuclear-free homeland," the head of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party, Su Tseng-chang, said yesterday.

5 Mar 2013 - 4:17am

DPP's Su Tseng-chang says just Taipei and Tokyo must solve islands row

DPP chairman Su Tseng-chang wrapped up a controversial visit to Japan on Thursday that included meetings with several Japanese political heavyweights, including Nobuo Kishi, a member of the Japanese House of Councillors and brother of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

8 Feb 2013 - 4:56am 3 comments

DPP chairman risks Beijing backlash by meeting Ishihara

During a five-day trip to Japan, Su Tseng-chang, chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), will meet former Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara, according to Taiwanese media.

3 Feb 2013 - 5:48am

DPP expects thousands to rally against Ma Ying-jeou

Taiwan's opposition party expects 100,000 people to turn out today to protest against President Ma Ying-jeou and call on him to reshuffle his cabinet.

In particular, the opposition Democratic Progressive Party is demanding the resignation of Premier Sean Chen, who they blame for the weakness of the island's economy.

13 Jan 2013 - 4:21am

DPP chief Su Tseng-chang's effort to bridge Taiwan Strait falls flat

Moves by Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party to form a "China affairs committee" appear to have backfired.

5 Dec 2012 - 3:31am

DPP seeks to alter course in its ties with Beijing

Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party formed a committee yesterday to chart a new direction for its ties with the mainland, a week after the leadership transition in Beijing.

But the new committee, headed by DPP chairman Su Tseng-chang, has been named the "China affairs committee" rather than the "cross-strait affairs committee".

22 Nov 2012 - 4:50am

Unpopular Noda ready to trigger election by January

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is expected to dissolve Japan's parliament as early as Friday, with an election possibly next month, in a move likely to unseat him from power.

Noda will call an election for as early as December 16 or as late as January 20, according to major news media, including the Nikkei business daily and the liberal-leaning Asahi newspaper.

14 Nov 2012 - 3:19am

Breakthrough in ties between DPP and Beijing

A mainland government adviser's visit to Taipei this week for talks with the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party marked the start of reciprocal contact between Beijing and the pro-independence party.

10 Nov 2012 - 4:43am

Frank Hsieh's visit to mainland is ice-breaker in Taipei, Beijing relations

Taiwanese opposition Democratic Progressive Party heavyweight and former premier Frank Hsieh Chang-ting struck no deals during his just-ended landmark visit to the mainland. There was no meeting with President Hu Jintao, grand receptions, gifts of pandas and crowds, as when Kuomintang chairman Lien Chan went to Beijing in 2005.

10 Oct 2012 - 3:06am

Taiwan ex-PM Frank Hsieh plans ‘ice-breaking’ Beijing visit

Former Taiwan premier Frank Hsieh on Monday announced plans to visit the mainland, a trip that would make him the most senior politician from the Beijing-sceptic opposition party to make such a visit.

The trip, described by local media as “ice-breaking”, came amid debate in the party about whether to change its Beijing policy.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Taiwan to invite Chen Guangcheng for visit

Taiwan’s main opposition party plans to invite blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng to the island, hoping he will address parliament, lawmakers said on Wednesday, in a move likely to anger Beijing.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Taiwan's main opposition DPP warming to Beijing

A flurry of mainland visits by prominent members of Taiwan's main political opposition group this month reflects what some analysts say is a softening of the pro-independence party's anti-Beijing stance.

16 Aug 2012 - 4:23am