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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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.