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Taiwan politics – Ma the bumbler

A former heart-throb loses his shine WHEN he was first elected in 2008, Taiwan’s president, Ma Ying-jeou, offered Taiwanese high hopes that the island’s economy would open a new chapter. He promised ground-breaking agreements with China to help end Taiwan’s … Continue reading

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Former Taiwan president detained

Taiwan’s former President Chen Shui-bian has been detained in connection with corruption claims. Mr Chen spent much of Tuesday being questioned by prosecutors in Taipei, before being led away in handcuffs. He is accused of money laundering and illegally using … Continue reading

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My vote works

如果說 2000 年那次選舉,是台灣民主政治史上,結束國民黨獨大執政數十年時代,政黨輪替、政權和平轉移的里程碑,那 2008 年今天的選舉結果,則是樹立了台灣民主政治史上最好的典範:做不好就下台換人。 Ma Ying-Jeou, you have my vote.

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