Veteran Taiwanese politician James Soong, chairman of the People's First Party, is running as a presidential candidate in the 2020 Taiwan elections against incumbent president Tsai Ing-wen.
Suspect, who said he had no idea he had been on a wanted list for four years, detained at polling station in Kaohsiung.
‘I suffered a lot in the Cultural Revolution and I know how valuable democracy and freedom is,’ 73-year-old retiree says.
Early results show incumbent president with about 57 per cent of the vote, with main rival back on 38 per cent.
Fudan team predicts independence-leaning president will be re-elected on Saturday with nearly 60 per cent of the vote, but research is taken down just hours later.
President’s supporters gather in Taipei on night before election with candidate looking to be on course for re-election.
In the final of a five-part series on Taiwan’s election, we look at how relations between Beijing, Taipei and Washington are affecting the presidential poll.
In the second of a five-part series on a presidential race that will affect Beijing’s relations with Washington as well as Taipei, the Post focuses on the KMT’s candidate.
President Tsai Ing-wen has won support from this group, analysts say, as she plays up ‘sense of crisis’ over Beijing and seeks to position herself as open-minded.
Decision by People’s First Party chairman risks splitting the mainland-friendly vote and may help current leader’s chances of staying in power.
2020 bid would be Soong’s fourth run for top post and he is not expected to win this one either while Lu fails to win enough public signatures, blames former party.