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20 hrs ago | The China Post

KMT member kneels to protest Ma's refusal to heed junior voices

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- During the storm of public criticism regarding President Ma Ying-jeou's call for public support for the Kuomintang , one of the KMT's own Central Review Committee members got down on his knees yesterday to protest Ma's "refusal to heed the voices of junior party members." The KMT held its 19th Central Review Committee meeting yesterday, with the majority of party leaders attending, including Ma himself, KMT Honorary Chairman Wu Po-hsiung and Legislative Yuan speaker Wang Jin-pyng .

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Xinhuanet

Taiwan's KMT confirms appointments of four vice chairmen

Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang party confirmed the appointments of four new vice chairmen at its annual plenary congress on Sunday. The KMT confirmed the designations of the island's deputy leader Wu Den-yih, New Taipei City mayor Eric Chu, Taichung Mayor Jason Hu, and Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin as the party's vice chairmen.

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ETaiwanNews.com

Ma visits policeman injured outside KMT meeting

Chen Yi-chen, the candidate in the Chiayi City mayoral race, condemned the act and uging her DDP opponent in the race, Twu Shiing-jer, to apologize for the reckless behavior of the rider who, according to Chen, is a stalwart supporter of Twu. A spokesman for Twu, however, rejected Chen's request, saying that Twu was not responsible for the rider's act and that he preferred to convey his sympathy to the injured police officer.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

South China Morning Post

Honouring KMT sacrifices in Sino-Japanese war seen as blow against revisionism

China's top leaders present flower baskets to martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the Anti-Japanese War. Photo: Xinhua The Communist Party of China, having inherited the Soviet-style framework of writing history, has long used historical revisionism to advance its political and ideological agenda.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Taiwan executive detained as food safety scandal deepens

The head of a Taiwanese company at the centre of a widening food safety scandal has been detained for selling hundreds of tonnes of "gutter oil" that caused mass product recalls, authorities said Saturday . Legislators from the ruling Kuomintang party display placards demanding the opposition lawmakers stop a protest against gutter oil during the new session at the parliament in Taipei.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Star Online

The 19th century carved stage for glove puppets at Lin Liu Hsin Puppet Theatre Museum.

There is a lot to see and do in Taiwan. A journey to explore the similarities between the indigenous peoples of the country and those in South-East Asia can be quite rewarding in itself.

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ETaiwanNews.com

Minister vows to take political responsibility for oil scandal

Chiu made the pledge while responding to questions from Kuomintang lawmaker Chi Kuo-tung at a legislative session. Chi urged Chiu to resign to allow Premier Jiang Yi-huah to find someone more capable to take charge of the food safety issue.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The China Post

Lien releases campaign commercial adressing criticism of his wealth

Kuomintang Taipei City mayoral candidateSean Lien released a campaign commercial yesterday which aims to attract the support of young voters by addressing the candidate's biggest strike against him: his wealth. The commercial, inspiringly titled "Sowing the Seeds of Hope ," is a message to younger voters filtered through the minds and thought processes of the young, according to Lien's campaign representatives.

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Inter Press Service

Free Economic Zone Plan Slammed as 'Suicide' Pact for Taiwan Farmers

A worker, farmer and doctor are hanged in the "Suicide Zone" outside of Taiwan's national legislature, in a street theater protest by student groups against government efforts to establish "Free Economy Pilot Zones" across Taiwan. Credit: Dennis Engbarth/IPS - The Taiwan government's plan to liberalise tariff-free imports of agricultural produce from China and other countries for processing in free economic pilot zones, which will then be exported as 'Made in Taiwan' items, may mean suicide for Taiwanese farmers if approved by the national legislature.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Agriculture, Science, Ma Ying-jeou, Taiwan

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Asia News Network

TAIPEI: The Sunflower Movement's bandwagon has stopped

A public opinion survey published last Thursday showed the tapering off of the Sunflower Student Movement's effect on the national identification of the people of Taiwan. The poll conducted by the Taiwan Competitiveness Forum, a Taipei-based think tank, and the Apollo Survey and Research Company for the third quarter of this year posted a rebound in the number of respondents identifying themselves as members of a Chinese nation because they felt the people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait share a common kinship, language and culture.

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The China Post

President nominates 11 new members for Control Yuan

President Ma Ying-jeou submitted another list of 11 nominees for the Control Yuan Wednesday, saying that it is his "unshirkable duty" to ensure the normal operation of the nation's Constitutional rule. The president said he "could not sit idly by in the current situation of the Control Yuan," which is running with insufficient members after the Legislature approved 16 nominees but rejected 11 of Ma's previous nominees in July.

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ETaiwanNews.com

KMT Pingtung chapter sues magistrate over food scandal

Taipei, Sept. 10 The Pingtung County chapter of the ruling Kuomintang filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the county's head Tsao Chi-hung over an ongoing food safety issue of recycled cooking chapter, filed the suit at the Pingtung District Prosecutors Office against Magistrate Tsao of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party and other related county government officials, accusing them of poor handling of the food scare.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

The China Post

Pingtung County database to list all unlicensed plants

The magistrate of Pingtung County convened a meeting Tuesday in which he demanded that all the bureaus under the county government strengthen their internal reporting mechanisms and construct a database for unlicensed plants in the southern county in the wake of a scandal involving recycled waste oil being sold as a food product. Tsao Chi-hung was responding to an accusation from Chien Tai-lan, the ruling Kuomintang's candidate for Pingtung magistrate in the year-end local elections, that the incumbent magistrate was shunning his responsibilities in the recycled lard-based oil scandal.

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ETaiwanNews.com

Local governments must strengthen food checks: president

Speaking at a weekly meeting of the ruling Kuomintang , Ma, who doubles as party chairman, made his first public statement on the snowballing scandal after it erupted six days ago. Taiwanese police last week busted a six-person ring who operated an unlicensed factory in southern Taiwan's Pingtung County and sold recycled waste .

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ETaiwanNews.com

Keelung KMT recommends expulsion of speaker

The ruling Kuomintang's Keelung division on Tuesday recommended the expulsion of detained City Council Speaker Huang Ching-tai for running as an independent in the mayoral After several previous attempts failed, prosecutors finally succeeded in winning the approval of the Keelung District Court last Friday for their request to detain Huang. Tuesday's expulsion move came exactly two months after the party first canceled his nomination as its mayoral candidate in the November 29 of persecuting him and announced he would stay in the race as an independent.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

The China Post

Lawmakers to question premier in Chang case

Lawmakers yesterday said that they will focus on the issue of former Mainland Affairs Council Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao's alleged leaking of confidential information during Premier Jiang Yi-huah's policy report address this Friday. The Legislative Yuan's new session is slated to begin on Sept.

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The China Post

Kaohsiung's mayor releases explosion night phone data

Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu said yesterday that she indeed called in a masseur on the night of the deadly gas explosions in the southern city, but said she did not use the service as she was busy communicating with her aides as the incident unfolded. Ruling Kuomintang Kaohsiung mayoral candidate Yang Chiu-hsing told his supporters a day earlier that Chen was enjoying a massage between 10:30 p.m. and midnight on the night of July 31 when the gas explosion ripped through part of Kaohsiung, killing 32 people and leaving hundreds of others injured.

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The China Post

Ko's wife backs husband after 'sexist' remark

The so-called "sexually discriminatory" remarks made by pan-green Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je only show the "true side" of Ko, said the physician's wife Chen Pei-chi yesterday. Ko reportedly directed sexist remarks at the Kuomintang's Chiayi mayoral candidate Chen Yi-chen last Saturday, saying that she could be a receptionist or the Tourism Bureau's spokeswoman as she is "young and beautiful."

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

The China Post

Lawmaker urges strict punishments in oil case

A ruling Kuomintang lawmaker said Friday that he will push for a law amendment to toughen the penalties for food manufacturers that repeatedly violate food safety regulations, in the wake of the latest recycled oil scandal that implicates many well-known manufacturers. The Chuan Tung brand of lard based oil produced by Kaohsiung-based Chang Guann Co.

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The China Post

KMT's Chiayi mayoral candidate urges Ko apology

The Kuomintang's Chiayi mayoral candidate Chen Yi-chen yesterday urged pan-green Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je and the Democratic Progressive Party's Chiayi candidate Tu Hsing-che to apologize to women over Ko's recent controversial remarks. Chen's remark came after Ko's reported comment on Chen last Saturday, saying that she can be a receptionist or be the Tourism Bureau's spokeswoman as she is "young and beautiful."

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