Taiwan’s opposition Kuomintang says it will attend the Straits Forum in Xiamen despite “warnings” from the island’s government. Photo: Alamy

Taiwan’s Kuomintang to send delegation to mainland China forum despite ‘warning’ from Taipei

  • Group led by party vice-chairman Tseng Yung-chuan will take part in opening ceremony on Sunday, spokeswoman says
  • Island’s government said last month Beijing was using the event to drum up support for Xi Jinping’s plan to reunify Taiwan
Topic |   Taiwan elections 2020

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Taiwan’s opposition Kuomintang says it will attend the Straits Forum in Xiamen despite “warnings” from the island’s government. Photo: Alamy
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Supporters of Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu, from the Kuomintang, hold Taiwanese flags during a campaign event in Taipei on June 1. Photo: AFP

Taiwan’s DPP and KMT launch primaries for 2020 presidential elections

  • Candidates announced in what is being seen as a showdown between the self-ruled island’s pro-independence and pro-unification camps
  • Popular Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu is ahead of other potential contenders – including Tsai Ing-wen – in most opinion polls
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Supporters of Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu, from the Kuomintang, hold Taiwanese flags during a campaign event in Taipei on June 1. Photo: AFP
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