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James Soong

Ma on final crusade for votes

With the election just a day away, Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has been criss-crossing the island in a last-ditch effort to widen his projected lead and secure himself a second term.

Friday, 13 January, 2012, 12:00am

Taichung key battlefield for presidential poll

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou will be thrown out of office if he fails to defend the Kuomintang's vote in its traditional stronghold of Taichung, analysts say.

10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Candidates look set for a photo finish

Hundreds of thousands of supporters rallied yesterday in Taipei to support Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou, who is seeking a second term in the island's presidential election to be held on Saturday.

9 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

I can register for presidential poll, Soong declares

The chairman of Taiwan's opposition People First Party announced yesterday that he had gathered nearly 100,000 more signatures than the 257,695 he needs to qualify to run for the island's top post in January's presidential election.

2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Soong bid to play spoiler may also bolster his party

A presidential bid by the chairman of Taiwan's People First Party has cast uncertainty on the island's presidential election in January, but analysts say the impact of James Soong Chu-yu's run goes deeper than simply threatening to spoil the re-election chances of President Ma Ying-jeou.

18 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Chinese 'peace prize' ditched after one year

The controversial 'Confucius Peace Prize', unveiled hastily last year after jailed mainland dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize amid furious protests from Beijing, has suddenly been cancelled.

The award this year was scrapped for 'violating relevant regulations', the organisers' parent association said in a letter posted on the Ministry of Culture website.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Poll bid likely to split KMT faithful

The chairman of Taiwan's opposition People First Party formally announced his bid for the presidency and his choice of a running mate - a move that analysts say will split supporters of the ruling Kuomintang in the January polls.

'I am willing to fight bravely for Taiwan's people and seek new hope for Taiwan's future,' James Soong Chu-yu said yesterday.

21 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Chiang grandson loses KMT poll

John Chiang, the grandson of late Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek, yesterday conceded defeat in a shock result in the KMT primaries for Taiwan's legislative elections in January.

The 69-year-old, three-term legislator lost by a paper-thin margin to Lo Shu-lei, an outspoken at-large legislator, the KMT said.

27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Zhejiang to host cross-strait forum with Taiwanese opposition party

One of Taiwan's opposition parties is set to hold a cross-strait forum with the Communist Party in Hangzhou , Zhejiang, early next month, four years after their first convention in Shanghai.

Analysts say the event is an apparent sign that the mainland wants to increase its political options in Taiwan instead of putting all its eggs in the Kuomintang basket.

6 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Annette Lu calls for fresh inquiry into 2004 shooting

Former Taiwanese vice-president Annette Lu Hsiu-lien has called for a fresh inquiry into a mysterious shooting incident during the presidential election campaign five years ago.

11 Mar 2009 - 12:00am