Taiwan's KMT chief, and Xi Jinping set to discuss cross-strait ties in Beijing

Kuomintang honorary chairman Wu Poh-hsiung.

The honorary chairman of Taiwan's Kuomintang, Wu Poh-hsiung, would meet Communist Party general secretary President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Thursday to discuss cross-strait relations, KMT officials said yesterday.

Tuesday, 11 June, 2013, 10:03am

Taiwan's president seeks re-election to KMT's top job

Ma Ying-jeou is likely to remain a major political force. Photo: AFP

The Taiwanese president, Ma Ying-jeou, is seeking re-election as chairman of the ruling Kuomintang party, in what pundits view as a move to keep him from losing political authority before his current presidential term ends in 2016.

6 Jun 2013 - 3:50am

Elderly couple still fighting for freedom after six decades

He Yanling and Song Zheng as they are today, main picture. The then Zhang Zhenghuai (bottom left) and Yang Yuzhi (bottom right) with friends as journalism students in 1944. Photos: courtesy of He Yanling

When Yang Yuzhi and Zhang Zhenghuai were expelled from school in Henan in 1940, they did not realise it was only the beginning of their lifelong struggle for freedom and democracy.

21 Apr 2013 - 11:15pm

Xi vows friendly ties with Taiwan in meeting with Lien

Taiwan's KMT Chairman Lien Chan meets Communist Party chief Xi Jinping in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

New Chinese leader Xi Jinping vowed on Monday to pursue friendly ties with Taiwan and keep seeking “peaceful reunification” in a meeting with an influential politician from the island.

25 Feb 2013 - 10:43pm

Taiwan military veterans angry over bonus cuts plan

Ma Ying-jeou

A plan by Taiwan's cabinet to cut year-end bonuses for retired military personnel has backfired, as veterans - long-time staunch supporters of President Ma Ying-jeou and his Kuomintang (KMT) - have threatened to unseat Ma as party chairman.

They have also said they won't vote for KMT candidates in future elections unless the plan is scrapped.

13 Nov 2012 - 4:02am

Sean Lien outburst widens KMT rift

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou

A political tempest within the ruling Kuomintang over a controversial comment made by the son of a former KMT chairman shows no signs of abating and threatens to widen a rift in the party before the Taipei mayoral election in 2014.

8 Nov 2012 - 4:02am

Rising star Sean Lien upsets Ma faction with attack

The son of a former Kuomintang chairman has stirred up a political tempest by saying that given the island's poor economy it does not make a difference whoever is elected next Taipei mayor.

6 Nov 2012 - 3:12am

Honorary chairman of KMT wants even more co-operation

The honorary chairman of Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang, Dr Wu Poh-hsiung, called yesterday for further cross-strait co-operation amid ever-warming relations between Taiwan and the mainland.

7 May 2011 - 12:00am

KMT members apologise over outbreak of violence

Opposition defensive as DPP uses incident to attack Ma

The Kuomintang, Taiwan's opposition party, was doing damage control yesterday after a violent clash that the ruling Democratic Progressive Party is trying to use to bash the KMT and its presidential candidate, Ma Ying-jeou.

14 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

KMT planning cautious session

Taiwan's Kuomintang plans to use great caution in exercising its majority in the legislature to avoid creating a bad image ahead of the presidential election in March.

18 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

High Court clears KMT candidate of corruption

Taiwan's High Court has upheld a district court's ruling that the opposition Kuomintang's presidential candidate, Ma Ying-jeou, is not guilty of corruption, removing the major hurdle for him to stand in March's presidential poll.

29 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Supporters blast KMT's omission of party pillars

A controversial attempt by Taiwan's anti-independence Kuomintang to garner support on the island has backfired, with presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou coming under fire from hardline supporters for ditching core party values.

Analysts say the latest political move will also raise doubts on the mainland over whether the KMT will retain its anti-independence stand.

3 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

KMT asked me to kill dissident in America, says actor

Veteran Hong Kong kung fu star Jimmy Wang Yu has told a Taiwanese daily he was asked by the island's then ruling Kuomintang to assassinate a Taiwanese dissident who was living in exile in the US in the 1980s.

16 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

New fighting welcomes Taiwan's celebration of martial law's repeal

Taiwan marked the 20th anniversary of the removal of martial law yesterday as the ruling and opposition parties attacked each other ahead of legislative and presidential elections.

16 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

KMT mulls dropping reunification goal

Taiwan's Kuomintang is considering whether to remove a reference to cross-strait reunification from its charter in what is seen as an attempt to solicit Taiwanese support ahead of next year's presidential election.

26 May 2007 - 12:00am