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Wang Jin-Pyng

Ma’s move against speaker leaves Taiwan in turmoil

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has whipped up a political storm by sacking Wang Jin-pyng, the popular Speaker of the legislature, with analysts warning he risks a legislative backlash, a split in his party and questions over judicial independence.

Saturday, 14 September, 2013, 5:36am 3 comments

Taiwan’s speaker, Wang Jin-pyng, says no ill-will towards Ma

Taiwan's long-serving Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng said yesterday he had no resentment towards the island's president, Ma Ying-jeou, who pushed to kick him out of the ruling Kuomintang.

13 Sep 2013 - 4:30am

Speaker Wang Jin-pyng, the quiet man of Taiwan’s KMT

Veteran Taiwanese politician Wang Jin-pyng, regarded by the public as a softly spoken, conciliatory figure and one without enemies, has been a key rival of the island's president, Ma Ying-jeou, since 2005.

12 Sep 2013 - 5:48am

Taiwan speaker Wang Jin-pyng expelled from KMT

Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang yesterday kicked the legislative speaker out of the party for allegedly meddling in a legal case, intensifying a political crisis that has already brought down the justice minister.

12 Sep 2013 - 5:52am 1 comment

Taiwan's Speaker rejects Ma poll ticket

Wang Jin-pyng rules out running-mate role

Wang Jin-pyng, Speaker of Taiwan's legislature, has declined to be the running mate of Kuomintang presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou, to the disappointment of opposition supporters in Taiwan.

1 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

KMT candidate to meet Ma about teaming up

Hopes of a much-anticipated union between Taiwan's Kuomintang presidential candidate and the legislature Speaker have been raised with the two set to meet today.

31 May 2007 - 12:00am

DPP fails in bid to keep Ma Ying-jeou from poll next year

Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party has failed in its attempt to push through a bill that could force Kuomintang presidential hopeful Ma Ying-jeou out of the contest for the post next year.

21 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

New cross-strait head likely to stir up Beijing's anger

Taiwan has named an independence-leaning professor as the head of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) in an appointment that looks set to anger Beijing.

10 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Speaker Wang pulls out of 'unfair' KMT presidential primary

The Speaker of Taiwan's legislature, Wang Jin-pyng, has decided not to run in the Kuomintang primary for next year's presidential election - a move that could split the party, even though he claims his decision was motivated by a desire for unity.

3 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Leadership row threatens to ruin KMT's election hopes

The continuing stand-off in Taiwan's Kuomintang between presidential hopefuls Ma Ying-jeou and Wang Jin-pyng has threatened to undermine seriously the main opposition party's chances of regaining power next year, analysts say.

19 Mar 2007 - 12:00am