James Soong said this would be his fourth and final race for the presidency. Photo: Central News Agency

Veteran Taiwan politician James Soong to seek presidency in blow to Beijing’s hopes for unified challenge to Tsai Ing-wen

  • Decision by People’s First Party chairman risks splitting the mainland-friendly vote and may help current leader’s chances of staying in power
  • Beijing is believed to favour Kuomintang candidate Han Kuo-yu as best hope of removing thorn in its side
Topic |   Taiwan elections 2020

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James Soong said this would be his fourth and final race for the presidency. Photo: Central News Agency
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