China meddling allegations roil Taiwan election campaign

Asia Pacific / Politics Nov 25, 2019

China meddling allegations roil Taiwan election campaign

New allegations Beijing tried to infiltrate Taiwan's democracy roiled election campaigning on the island this weekend, with President Tsai Ing-wen's main opponent vowing to drop out if he had taken money from China's Communist Party. A Chinese defector, named as Wang "William" Liqiang by Australian ...

China meddling allegations roil Taiwan election campaign

Asia Pacific / Politics Nov 24, 2019

China meddling allegations roil Taiwan election campaign

New allegations that Beijing tried to infiltrate Taiwan's democracy roiled election campaigning on the island this weekend, with President Tsai Ing-wen's main opponent saying would drop out if he had taken money from China's Communist Party. A Chinese defector, named as Wang "William" Liqiang by ...

U.S. 'concerned' China is seeking to sway Taiwan polls

Asia Pacific / Politics Nov 23, 2019

U.S. 'concerned' China is seeking to sway Taiwan polls

The de facto U.S. ambassador to Taiwan on Friday expressed concern that Beijing is attempting to influence the island's coming elections, days after China sent its first domestically built aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait. Beijing confirmed earlier in the week that the carrier had ...

Asia Pacific / Politics Nov 11, 2019

Taiwan candidate chooses ex-Google executive as running mate

The pro-China opposition candidate in Taiwan's presidential election set for early next year has chosen a former Google executive as his running mate. Chang San-cheng, a political independent, on Monday joined the ticket of Nationalist Party candidate Han Kuo-yu, who lags behind Democratic Progressive Party ...

China says Vice President Wang Qishan and Abe discussed Taiwan

National / Politics Oct 24, 2019

China says Vice President Wang Qishan and Abe discussed Taiwan

China said Thursday that Vice President Wang Qishan raised the politically sensitive Taiwan issue with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the previous day, a detail that was missing from an earlier Japanese account of their discussion. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying, speaking at a regular news ...