Taiwan’s People First Party Chairman James Soong is considering a run for president in the island’s January elections. Photo: Reuters

Taiwan’s James Soong Chu-yu may join presidential race but Annette Lu Hsiu-lien falls by wayside

  • 2020 bid would be Soong’s fourth run for top post and he is not expected to win this one either
  • Former vice-president Lu fails to win enough public signatures, blames her former party
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Taiwan’s People First Party Chairman James Soong is considering a run for president in the island’s January elections. Photo: Reuters
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Taipei’s elections in January could influence the tone of cross-strait relations. Photo: EPA-EFE

Beijing extends sweeteners for Taiwanese weeks before Taipei election

  • Latest measures grant island’s people and enterprises more equal treatment with their mainland counterparts
  • Package in March last year was dismissed by Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council as an attempt to buy political support
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Taipei’s elections in January could influence the tone of cross-strait relations. Photo: EPA-EFE
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