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Tsai Ing-wen, chairwoman and presidential candidate of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), and King Pu-tsung, executive campaign director of President Ma Ying-jeou, who is seeking re-election, were embroiled in a bitter and tangled week-long battle.
In a recent article published in the Forum page of a major local newspaper, Shih Chih-yu, a well-known professor of political science at National Taiwan University.
Despite criticisms, U.S. President Barack Obama left Washington on Thursday, Aug. 18, for a family holiday at Martha's Vineyard, a favorite vacation island for the wealthy, amid the distress calls of the unemployed in the United States and the likelihood that the world may experience another economic recession.
The latest opinion poll published by a major local newspaper indicates that, if the presidential election were held today, in a three-way race, James Soong, chairman of the People First Party (PFP), would win the support of 15 percent of the voters, a further increase in approval ratings from previous surveys.
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In an article published in the Forum page of a major local newspaper on Aug. 3, Wu Kun-yu, a deputy publicity director of the People First Party (PFP), berated those who had questioned the justification of the PFP for joining the 2012 elections.
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It is reported that some legislators have been urging the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to relax its rules on the same-sex marriage of foreign diplomats, by granting their spouses regular residential visas for diplomats and allowing them to enjoy diplomatic immunity.
President Ma Ying-jeou's response, "Why didn't you say earlier?" in a chat with a banana grower who told him about the steep decline of the banana price during the hot summer, has triggered a nationwide uproar.
In an article entitled, "Offering Advice for 2012," Hsu Chso-yun, a member of the Academia Sinica, blasts both the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) and the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for indulging only in personal attacks while not engaging in a competition of ideas and capabilities as the 2012 presidential election approaches.
Lucy Chen has just been announced as one of the recipients of the 15th National Awards for Literature and Arts. As a matter of fact, recognition and prizes are no great surprises to the 73-year-old novelist.
Recently, a scholar in mainland China created some furor by proposing the idea of "one country with two central governments" as a way to further promote cross-strait relations.
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