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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.
2011/9/22
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.
2011/8/31
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.
2011/8/21
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.
2011/8/16
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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.
2011/8/8
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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.
2011/7/31
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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.
2011/7/25
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.
2011/7/7
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.
2011/6/30
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.
2011/6/28
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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