Taiwan Ruling Party Leader Resigns After Indictment – AFP

From AFP:

The chairman of Taiwan’s governing party resigned Thursday citing differences over a proposal to change the island’s name, less than a week after he was charged with corruption.

Yu Shyi-kun, a former Taiwan premier, had already pledged last week to step down upon his indictment on graft and forgery charges along with two other Democratic Progressive Party heavyweights.

A strong independence advocate, Yu had suggested changing the island’s official name from “the Republic of China” to “Taiwan” in a resolution to be discussed at a party congress on Sunday. [Full Text]

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