Frank Hsieh

Hexie Farm (蟹农场): The Dialogue

For the latest installment in his CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab of Hexie Farm comments on the recent deletion of a weibo account set up by Taiwanese politician Frank Hsieh. Hsieh is the former premier of the Democratic...

Former Taiwan Premier to Visit China

As Hu Jintao seems to be reaching for better cross-straits relations with Taiwan, former DPP chairman Frank Hsieh will make a ‘trailblazing’ visit to China. From Shanghaiist: Former chairman of Taiwan’s Democratic...

Taiwanese Choose President, Pace of Closer China Ties

From Bloomberg: Taiwan’s voters choose a new president today in an election that will set the pace of improving relations with China after eight years of confrontation under the pro-independence rule of Chen Shui-bian....

Photo: Taiwan 2008 Presidential Election on the Road

In the lead-up to presidential election in Taiwan this Saturday, supporters of Ma Ying-jeou and Frank Hsieh are taking to the streets to express their political opinions, ideas, worries and hopes. From...

Taiwan To Elect President As Economy And China Ties In Focus

From Reuters: Taiwan goes to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president, its third in the island’s brief democratic history, perhaps heralding a new era of improved trade ties with political archrival China regardless...

Taiwan Will Not Become ‘The Next Tibet’: Ma

From The China Post: Opposition Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou dismissed fear yesterday that Taiwan could become “the next Tibet,” amid international media concerns that Chinese...

Taiwan Elections: Foundation for the Future

From China Leadership Monitor: The January Legislative Yuan elections in Taiwan demonstrated that, for better or worse, the Chen Shui-bian era is over. The rout of Chen’s Democratic Progressive Party by the opposition Kuomintang...

Taiwan Vote Pits A Smoothy Against Your Average Guy

From Reuters: Taiwan TV viewers watching a series of presidential debates have seen a polished, professorial type facing off against a sharp-tongued opponent who talks like your average guy. In the glare of the cameras, the...

Taiwan Criticises China Over Tibet

From Reuters: Taiwan officials and the ruling party’s presidential candidate condemned China’s move against rioters in Tibet, linking it to their own island that China claims as its own and has threatened with force....

Turning His Back On ‘One China’? Frank Hsieh’s Moment – Frank Ching

From OpinionAsia: Taiwan’s president, Chen Shui-bian, and ideologues within the ruling Democratic Progressive Party are trying to corner Frank Hsieh, the DPP presidential candidate who has long been considered a moderate, and tying him to a radical pro-independence platform in the campaign for next March’s election – but the candidate is still trying to create […]

Ruling Party In Taiwan Flexes Muscles – Kathrin Hille

From Financial Times: Taiwan’s ruling party is trying to force its presidential candidate, Frank Hsieh, to commit himself to a more radical pro-independence line, limiting his flexibility to pursue a less confrontational relationship with China. The Democratic Progressive party‘s central executive committee on Thursday backed a resolution that demands Taiwan should adopt a new constitution […]

Is Frank Hsieh a Moderate? – David G. Brown

From PacNet Newsletter of Pacific Forum CSIS, via Taiwan Security Research: Frank Hsieh Chang-ting has been nominated by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) as their presidential candidate. Many in Taipei now believe he has a good chance of winning the election, assuming he does not withdraw as he has said he would if indicted on […]

Prospects for Taiwan’s Upcoming Presidential Election – Dafydd Fell

From The Brookings Institution’s website: In March 2008 Taiwan will hold its fourth direct presidential election. Although the election is still nine months away the campaign for nomination is well over two years old. By late May 2007, the nomination process for the two main parties was completed. The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will […]

Taiwan Ruling Party Picks Hsieh to Run for President

From Keralanext: Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party has picked former Premier Frank Hsieh, who is seen as more eager to improve ties with arch rival China, to run for the presidency next year. The party made the decision after Hsieh clinched a surprise victory on Sunday in the first phase of the DPP’s primary, beating […]

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