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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Even before Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) took over as the fifth premier of the Ma Ying-jeou presidency in six years, he had been expected to lead a “caretaker Cabinet.” The lame duck president humbled in the Nov. 29 local elections is no longer able to push his policies, the argument goes, so all the Ma administration can do is to sit on its hands and wait for the end of the president's term.
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Sunday, December 7, 2014
Taiwan -- The American Legion national commander lauds Taiwan on visit
The American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm and the American Legion Auxiliary National President Janet Jefford have just completed their annual visit to Taiwan at the invitation of the Minister of the R.O.C. Veterans Affairs Council (VAC) Admiral Tung Hsiang-lung.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
While most supporters were still reveling in its overwhelming victory in last week's elections, the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) first move as a body was to call upon the Ma administration to release former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁).
Monday, December 1, 2014
It goes without saying that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has been waiting for this day for quite a while, ever since former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) landed himself behind bars on corruption charges.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Taiwan -- 9-in-1 Elections' campaigns run hot in Taitung and the outlying islands
Although under less media scrutiny than the rest of the country, Taitung County and Taiwan's three surrounding islands, Kinmen, Penghu and Matsu, are still crucial electoral districts that the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) and opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) aspire to claim as their own.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Taiwan -- Magistrate candidates in Pingtung, Hualien and Yilan step up campaigns
Taiwan's two major parties, the Kuomintang (KMT) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), regard the year-end 9-in-1 Elections as a prelude leading up to the 2016 presidential election, with each county or city governed by one party seen as one step nearer to their claim to the presidency. Pan-green Pingtung Teeters on Brink
Monday, November 24, 2014
Taiwan -- Election fever intensifies in run-up to Nov. 29
Election fever intensifies in run-up to Nov. 29
Friday, November 21, 2014
Taiwan -- Incumbent Tainan Mayor William Lai hopes to continue improving his city
With a considerable lead in the polls over his opponent, William Lai's (賴清德) campaign efforts thus far have been minimal against Kuomintang (KMT) nominee Huang Hsiu-shuang (黃秀霜), with the incumbent mayor emphasizing that his duties regarding Tainan remain his first priority regardless of the election.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Taiwan -- A force to defeat perceived stagnation in Tainan: Huang Hsiu-shuang
Tainan City mayoral candidate Huang Hsiu-shuang (黃秀霜) is best characterized by her rookie status in the political scene. Undaunted by her lack of experience and track record in public service, Huang stressed that her greatest asset is her blank slate, and that she is motivated only by the singular drive to improve Tainan.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Taiwan -- Kaohsiung City should be run by a native of the city: KMT candidate
For the past 35 years, none of the Kaohsiung mayors, including the incumbent mayor, have been natives of Kaohsiung, and this is the trend that Kuomintang (KMT) mayoral candidate Yang Chiu-hsing (楊秋興) wants to reverse.
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