After Landslide, Pro-China Taiwanese Eye Presidency – AFP

From AFP:

Taiwan’s pro-China opposition were savouring their landslide election win on Sunday, hoping the momentum will carry over to presidential polls in March and lead to closer ties with the mainland.

The Kuomintang () party, who insist that better relations with China will help the island’s stuttering economy, crushed the ruling party of President Chen Shui-bian, whose hardline stance on Beijing appeared to turn off voters.

Chen stepped down as head of the Democratic Progressive Party () on Saturday after the drubbing at the polls but wasted no time Sunday lashing out at China, which considers Taiwan part of its territory. [Full Text]

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