DPP lawmakers hold up placards showing their support for the bill in Taiwan’s legislature on Wednesday. Photo: CNA

Taiwan bars retired top officials from ‘political events’ backed by Beijing

  • Opponents say legislation is a ploy to improve the ruling DPP’s chances in the island’s presidential election
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DPP lawmakers hold up placards showing their support for the bill in Taiwan’s legislature on Wednesday. Photo: CNA
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Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung covers major news in Taiwan, ranging from presidential and parliament elections to killer earthquakes and typhoons. Most of his reports focus on Taiwan’s relations with China, specifically on the impact and possible developments of cross-strait relations under the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party and mainland-friendly Kuomintang governments. Before starting work at the South China Morning Post in 2006, he wrote for Reuters and AFP for more than 12 years.