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Taiwanese Farmers Protest New US Beef Import Plan

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of angry Taiwanese hog farmers marched in Taipei Thursday to protest the government’s decision to allow imports of U.S. beef treated with a controversial additive. The farmers gathered outside Taiwan’s legislature before marching to the self-ruled island’s agricultural agency. They pelted riot police with rotten eggs and animal excrement, and tried to breach a […]

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Taiwan’s President Selects New Premier

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou has elevated a former financial regulator to the post of premier, a move aimed at steering the self-ruled island through a period of uncertainty in the global economy. Sean Chen, who is currently holding the post of vice premier, will replace Wu Den-yih, who was elected vice president earlier this month […]

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Taiwan’s President Selects New Premier

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou has elevated a former financial regulator to the post of premier, a move aimed at steering the self-ruled island through a period of uncertainty in the global economy. Sean Chen, who is currently holding the post of vice premier, will replace Wu Den-yih, who was elected vice president earlier this month […]

Taiwan’s Ma Promises Smoother Ties With China In Second Term

Posted January 14th, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou says his second-term election victory will allow for smoother ties with mainland China. The incumbent president claimed victory in Saturday’s vote, telling throngs of supporters gathered at his election headquarters, “We have won.” His rival, opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen conceded defeat and apologized to her Democratic Progressive Party members. President Ma […]

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Taiwan’s Ma Re-Elected, Promises ‘More Peaceful’ Relations With China

Posted January 14th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Supporters of Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou are celebrating in the capital of Taipei and across the island. The incumbent president claimed victory in Saturday’s vote, telling throngs of supporters gathered at his election headquarters, “We have won,” after edging out opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen. President Ma also told supporters there will be smoother ties with […]

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Taiwan’s Ma Re-Elected, Promises ‘More Peaceful’ Relations With China

Posted January 14th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Supporters of Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou are celebrating in in the capital of Taipei and across the island. The incumbent president claimed victory in Saturday’s vote, telling the throngs of supporters gathered at his election headquarters, “We have won,” after edging out opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen. President Ma also told supporters there will be smoother […]

Taiwan Re-elects President Ma

Posted January 14th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Throngs of supporters are celebrating outside the election headquarters of incumbent Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou, who secured another four-term term Saturday after beating opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen. Cheers rose when Mr. Ma emerged to tell supporters, “We have won.” With about 90 percent of the ballots counted, election officials said Mr. Ma had 51 percent […]

Taiawan Re-elects President Ma

Posted January 14th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Throngs of supporters are celebrating outside the election headquarters of incumbent Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou, who secured another four-term term Saturday after beating opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen. Cheers rose when Mr. Ma emerged to tell supporters, “We have won.” With about 90 percent of the ballots counted, election officials said Mr. Ma had 51 percent […]

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Incumbent Ma Takes Early Lead in Taiwan Presidential Election

Posted January 14th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Polls have closed in Taiwan’s presidential election and early results show incumbent President Ma Ying-jeou taking the lead. With around 20 percent of the votes counted, Mr. Ma was about seven percentage points ahead of his main challenger, Democratic Progressive Party candidate Tsai Ing-wen, who wants to become the island’s first female leader. Ms. Tsai […]

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Polls Close in Tight Taiwan Presidential Election

Posted January 14th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Polls have closed in Taiwan, where residents voted Saturday in a closely contested presidential election that has attracted interest in the United States and China. President Ma Ying-jeou faced off against his main challenger, Democratic Progressive Party candidate Tsai Ing-wen, who wants to become the island’s first female leader. Mr. Ma, whose Nationalist Party administration […]

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