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Ma secures twin legislative wins

President Ma Ying-jeou's administration has legalised two controversial bills to lift a long-time ban on certain US beef products and enact capital gains tax on share investments.

Thursday, 26 July, 2012, 12:00am

Culture minister calls for forum with Beijing

Taiwan's first minister of culture, Lung Ying-tai, has called for a forward-looking cultural forum with Beijing, saying discussions were required before the two sides can consider signing any cultural co-operation pact.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Ma must set right pace for closer ties

Second terms are rarely easy for leaders of democracies. The one Taiwan's president Ma Ying-jeou has embarked on will be especially challenging, starting as it has with island-wide protests against his policies and record low opinion poll ratings.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Taiwan's economic standstill belies Ma's pledge of growth

Re-elected by a solid margin in January, Taiwan's president, Ma Ying-jeou, began his second term on Sunday with dismal approval ratings that may augur a difficult second term.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

Taiwan culture minister sinks teeth into job

Former essayist Lung Ying-tai kicked off her first day as Taiwanese culture minister yesterday by vowing to set up a system that would cultivate cultural officials able to resist political influence.

'Cultural policies should never serve political purposes,' the island's first culture minister said.

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

Ma likely to keep to the status quo

Ma Ying-jeou will be speaking to multiple audiences today when he gives a speech following his inauguration to a second four-year term as Taiwan's president.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Ratings for Ma hit rock bottom

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou probably never thought that his popularity could plummet to a level comparable to disgraced predecessor Chen Shui-bian, currently in jail for corruption.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

US picks veteran to head de facto Taiwan embassy

The United States has named a career diplomat well versed in cross-strait and Hong Kong affairs to head its de facto embassy in Taiwan.

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

Ma under fire for slighting war games

Mocked as a 'flash-mob leader' and 'six-minute president', Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has come under fire for failing to bolster Taiwan's defences amid a rapid military build-up on the mainland.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

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CY Leung in Beijing to receive formal charter

9 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

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Indonesian president visits Beijing and HK

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Reviving Taiwan A TALL ORDER

With the European debt crisis complicating the world economy, new Taiwanese Premier Sean Chen has no time to waste in steering the cabinet through wave upon wave of difficulties washing over the island.

9 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Ma looks to Sean Chen's finance ability

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has named a financial expert as the head of his cabinet, in the hope of steering the island through economic uncertainty brought on by the European debt crisis.

1 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

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European leaders finalise pact on balanced budgets

30 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

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Ma Ying-jeou to name new premier

28 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

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