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Ma defends threat to boycott Olympics

Taiwan's presidential frontrunner, Kuomintang candidate Ma Ying-jeou, has defended his threat to boycott the Beijing Olympics against mounting criticism.

Thursday, 20 March, 2008, 12:00am

Ma sets up campaign HQ

Former Kuomintang chairman Ma Ying-jeou has finally set up his campaign headquarters in Taipei, underscoring the popular politician's bid to run for president next year.

Mr Ma declared his presidential bid immediately after prosecutors accused him of embezzling NT$11 million (HK$2.6 million) in special government allowances during his stint as Taipei mayor.

19 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Ma relishes 'hero's farewell' as Taipei mayor

The KMT chairman hands over reins of city with no regrets

Kuomintang chairman Ma Ying-jeou took heart yesterday from his party's victory in the council elections in Taiwan's two biggest cities as he stepped down as Taipei mayor to focus solely on party affairs.

26 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Ma starts preparing for the race of his life

Presidential bid expected to be next test for outgoing mayor of Taipei

Kuomintang chairman and Taipei Mayor Ma Ying-jeou yesterday led 31 departmental heads from the city government in resigning en masse.

20 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Gates finds WTO protesters aren't very PC

The world's best known Bills, 'Windows' Gates and 'Carry on' Clinton, may not have much in common but together they could be ruing the day they advocated the wonders of the WTO to the American populace.

Behind the rhetoric it is no secret that Mr Clinton wants to be remembered as the president who greased Beijing's entry into the trade organisation.

2 Dec 1999 - 12:00am