Taiwan presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu is joined by about 150,000 supporters at a rally in Taipei on Saturday. Photo: AFP

Kaoshiung mayor Han Kuo-yu enters Taiwan’s presidential race

  • Politician won a landslide victory in November’s local elections and is regarded as Beijing’s preferred candidate for the island’s top post
  • Former businessman, who attracted the support of 150,000 people at a rally last weekend, already ahead of incumbent Tsai Ing-wen in polls
Topic |   Taiwan elections 2020

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Taiwan presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu is joined by about 150,000 supporters at a rally in Taipei on Saturday. Photo: AFP
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People watch a video showing ‘Tank Man’ at a vigil in Taipei on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE

President Tsai Ing-wen promises to defend democracy as Taiwan marks 30th anniversary of Tiananmen crackdown

  • Leader marks June 4 killings with message to ‘freedom-loving friends in Hong Kong and China’ a day after hosting exiled dissidents
Topic |   Tiananmen Square crackdown 30th anniversary

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People watch a video showing ‘Tank Man’ at a vigil in Taipei on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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