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17 hrs ago | The China Post

Can Chen Shui-bian be pardoned?

Political pundits are making suggestions that former President Chen Shui-bian be pardoned to soften the deepening antagonism of the Democratic Progressive Party against President Ma Ying-jeou's Kuomintang in the aftermath of the devastating Sunflower student movement.

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Related Topix: World News, Taiwan, Ma Ying-jeou, Kuomintang, Activism, Prison, Opinion

21 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

What Tsai Ing-wen must do for shot at Taiwan's presidency

The likely new head of the opposition DPP needs a credible policy towards mainland if she is to contest next poll for island's top leader It seems clear that Dr Tsai Ing-wen will be the next leader of Taiwan's main opposition party.

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Related Topix: World News, Taiwan, Canada, Kuomintang

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The China Post

Former DPP chair to begin hunger strike

A day prior his slated hunger strike against Taiwan's Fourth Nuclear Power Plant, former Democratic Progressive Party Chairman Lin Yi-hsiung declared that the government would be at fault if the strike eventually takes his life.

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Related Topix: Taiwan, World News

ETaiwanNews.com

Premier sticks to legal threshold for holding referendum

Taipei, April 21 Premier Jiang Yi-huah said Monday the Executive Yuan is willing to hold a national referendum on the fourth nuclear power plant's future, but he did not budge on the idea of holding the poll based on existing guidelines.

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Related Topix: Taiwan, World News, Nuclear Energy

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Asia News Network

Hong Kong: Good times for Taiwan opposition - almost

The stars seem aligned for Taiwan's opposition Democratic Progressive Party . The economy remains sluggish.

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Related Topix: Taiwan, World News, Ma Ying-jeou, Kuomintang

The China Post

Su seeks Hau's support on referendum bill

Democratic Progressive Party Chairman Su Tseng-chang called on Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin Sunday morning to seek his support for DPP's proposal to hold a referendum on Taiwan's fourth nuclear plant.

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Related Topix: Taiwan, World News, Nuclear Energy

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The China Post

DPP politician's crude remarks draw ire

A Democratic Progressive Party politician has been heavily condemned for his use of offensive language against a university president in a comment on the recent student protests.

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Related Topix: Taiwan, World News,

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The China Post

New Taipei replies to candidate's Nuke 4 criticism

The New Taipei City Government responded late yesterday to criticism of the current mayor's stance on the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant made by a mayoral candidate earlier the same day.

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Related Topix: Taiwan, World News, Nuclear Energy

The China Post

Premier blasts DPP bid for Nuke 4 referendum

Premier Jiang Yi-huah Friday blasted the opposition Democratic Progressive Party as "very irresponsible" for pushing for a national referendum on the fourth nuclear power plant that would seek to bypass strict legal requirements.

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Related Topix: Taiwan, World News

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The China Post

Tsai registers for DPP chair election, urges generational shift

Democratic Progressive Party chairperson candidate Tsai Ing-wen yesterday listed a generation-shift within the party as her chief political promise if she were to win the chairperson elections once more.

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Related Topix: World News, Taiwan, Southeast Asia

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The China Post

Ma seeks to debate trade pact with DPP leadership

President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday that he is prepared to engage in a debate with the Democratic Progressive Party leadership anytime over the Cross-Strait Trade in Services Agreement.

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Related Topix: Ma Ying-jeou, World News, Taiwan, Kuomintang

The China Post

Ker reveals details of negotiation with students

Democratic Progressive Party caucus whip Ker Chien-ming yesterday revealed his previous discussions with Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng on negotiations for the student protesters to end their occupation of the Legislature, saying that the duo had resolved the "national crisis" after a week's endeavors.

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Related Topix: Taiwan, World News, Ma Ying-jeou

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The China Post

Ma to push for major reforms within KMT

President Ma Ying-jeou - who doubles as chairman of the ruling Kuomintang - announced his determination to implement major reforms within the party yesterday, a declaration that was interpreted as a challenge to opposition party leader-to-be Tsai Ing-wen .

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Related Topix: Ma Ying-jeou, Taiwan, Kuomintang, World News

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The China Post

FETC fails on new highway toll system, to be given makeup exam

However, Yeh said, the FETC will receive a makeup test based on regulations set within the contract between the firm and the National Freeway Bureau .

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Related Topix: Taiwan, World News

The China Post

Su, Hsieh exit DPP chair election

Democratic Progressive Party Chairman Su Tseng-chang and former Premier Frank Hsieh both announced their withdrawal from the looming chairman elections yesterday, leaving only one candidate in the race.

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Related Topix: Taiwan, World News, Southeast Asia

South China Morning Post

Ma puts the heat on Tsai Ing-wen in election debate

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou used the third and final round of a widely watched televised presidential debate to challenge Democratic Progressive Party opponent Dr Tsai Ing-wen to spell out her stand on independence for the island.

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Related Topix: Ma Ying-jeou, World News, Taiwan

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The China Post

DPP members urge 'generational transition' debate

Two members of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party yesterday called for an honest debate about "generational transition" and other issues, just as student protesters recently raised awareness of a controversial trade pact with China.

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Related Topix: Taiwan, World News, Kuomintang

AllAfrica.com

Malawi: DPP Women Treasurer Defects to Ruling PP

Democratic Progressive Party women treasurer for Eastern Region, Dora Paulo, has defected to the ruling People's Party with immediate effect citing that she was being sidelined and was underutilized.

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Related Topix: Taiwan, World News, People's Party (Spain), Africa

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The China Post

Lawmakers bicker over pact oversight bill review schedule

The ruling Kuomintang lawmakers had the legislative Interior Committee schedule a public hearing for the oversight bill tomorrow, the first step toward a formal review.

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Related Topix: Taiwan, Kuomintang, World News

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The China Post

Sunflower cause shakes up DPP's China policy

The recent student-led protests have elicited different views within Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party on what the movement means for the party's policy toward China, with some questioning the growing opinion that the party should adopt a softer line.

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Related Topix: Taiwan, World News, Ma Ying-jeou

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