Taiwanese presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu says he can get talks with Beijing back on track without surrendering to threats. Photo: AP

Taiwan presidential hopeful Han Kuo-yu says ‘no peace deal with Beijing until threats end’

  • Kuomintang representative denies being mainland’s ‘preferred candidate’, but says he has the skills to put cross-straits talks back on track
  • Han also urges Hong Kong to introduce general elections so that residents ‘can elect the people they want’
Topic |   Taiwan elections 2020

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Taiwanese presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu says he can get talks with Beijing back on track without surrendering to threats. Photo: AP
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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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