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Lee Teng

Lee Teng-hui deftly handles mainland student

Former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui has proven himself to be a veteran politician still able to handle fiery queries shot at him.

Thursday, 7 June, 2012, 12:00am

Lee Teng-hui outburst seen as election ploy

Party's poor prospects may explain why Taiwan's former president seems to have changed his views on independence

Former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui has raised eyebrows with his abrupt change in political position, which analysts see as a strategy to boost the prospects of his struggling Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) ahead of legislative elections at the end of the year.

21 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Clues from a rebel island

Last November the headline of the day was, 'Who's Hu?' Six weeks ago it was, 'Will Hu Survive Sars?' Over the past week, with Sars under control, a successful overseas trip in the bag and Matrix Reloaded in cinemas, it should really be, 'Is Hu The One?'

8 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Dangerous course

What President Lee Teng-hui hopes to accomplish by apparently ending his one-China policy is not entirely clear. But no matter what he intends, it is difficult to see how he will produce anything worthwhile for Taiwan, China or anyone else - except possibly some short-term political gains for his Kuomintang party in next year's elections.

14 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Business as usual after Lee victory

Brokers expect it will be business as usual now that Taiwan's presidential elections are over, but more belligerent moves on the part of Beijing could bring a backlash in the Hong Kong stock market.

25 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Lee is treading water

PRESIDENT Lee Teng-hui's new initiative on Taipei's relations with Beijing contains little that is new and offers scant evidence of initiative. Nonetheless, the Taiwan leader deserves credit for offering a measured response to Chinese President Jiang Zemin's eight-point plan for bilateral relations.

10 Apr 1995 - 12:00am