» 07/18/2005, 00.00
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.
Ma Ying-jeou chosen KMT candidate in 2008 presidential elections
Despite corruption charges and internal party rivalries, the KMT leadership chooses Taipei’s former mayor as its sole candidate against the Democratic Progressive Party led by independence-leaning Chen Shui-bian.
19/05/2008 TAIWAN – CHINA
New sign of easing tensions, KMT chairman to visit mainland
The visit is the first by a ruling party chief from the island. Wu Boxiong will go to Beijing, Nanjing and Shanghai. For mainland visit marks improving bilateral relations.
27/07/2009 CHINA – TAIWAN
Hu Jintao congratulates Ma Ying-jeou on his election as KMT chief
This is first time leaders from the two sides engage in a friendly exchange. Both sides are on the same side in terms of mutually beneficial economic development.
26/04/2007 TAIWAN – CHINA
Kuomintang can win the elections only with the support of Chinese Communists
The head of the Taiwan Research Centre at the Beijing United University claims that close ties between China’s old nationalists on Taiwan and their historical enemies on the mainland can be the winning card in the 2008 presidential elections.
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.
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