“Taiwan’s situation is tough and it faces challenges,” Siew said in the Taiwanese dialect at a press conference held by Ma in Taipei. “We need someone with experience.”
Siew, 68, was premier of Taiwan from 1997 till 2000, when the Kuomintang lost the presidency to Chen Shui-bian‘s Democratic Progressive Party. He was the party’s vice-presidential candidate in 2000, during Lien Chan‘s failed bid for the presidency. The Lien-Siew ticket finished third behind Chen and then-independent James Soong. [Full Text]
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