» 01/11/2012, 00.00
TAIWAN – CHINA
Businessmen for Ma Ying-jeou, Lee Teng-hui for opposition
After a race neck-and-neck, surveys give Ma a slight edge. However, Soong might get 5-10 per cent of the vote at Ma’s expense. Taiwan-China trade has improved significantly in recent years.
14/01/2012 TAIWAN – CHINA
Ma Ying-jeou re-elected
The Kuomintang candidate beat his challenger, Tsai Ing-wen, by a margin of 51 to 45.7 per cent. Ma had staked his re-election on his overture with mainland China.
05/10/2011 TAIWAN – CHINA – JAPAN
2012 elections: DPP candidate Tsai on Taiwan’s future
The opposition leader challenges outgoing President Ma’s pro-Beijing stance. For her, any dialogue with the mainland requires respect for the island’s democracy. Visiting Japan, she supports a three-way deal between Taipei, Tokyo and Washington.
Thousands of activists want to “dump Ma” to preserve Taiwan’s autonomy
Presidential elections are scheduled for next January. The DPP is running Tsai Ing-wen, the first woman presidential candidate, against outgoing President Ma Ying-jeou of the Kuomintang. Surveys indicate the two are tied in popular support.
18/07/2005 CHINA TAIWAN
Hu Jintao congratulates Ma Ying-jeou, KMT's new leader
Chinese President Hu Jintao's congratulations arrive a day after the election, one day too late according to Taiwan media.
20/05/2016 09:30:00 TAIWAN
Tsai Ing-wen sworn in: I respect history, but Taiwan comes first
The new president, the first woman to lead the Republic of China, delivers a long speech in front of 20 thousand supporters. The five points of her program start from the transformation of the economic structure of the island and call for a return of "social justice". The relationship with Beijing comes toward the end: no direct mention of the "1992 Consensus", but a commitment to the maintenance of "stable and peaceful relations" across the Strait.
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