Taiwan’s opposition party filed for a no-confidence vote against Premier Jiang Yi-huah over allegations he violated the constitution in the handling of a probe into the speaker of the legislature.
Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou agreed to meet protesters in a bid to assuage anger over a China trade pact that prompted a weeklong seizure of the legislature and clashes with riot police.
Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou faced rivals in the last debate before Jan. 14 elections that will serve as a referendum on whether to keep pursuing closer ties with China.
An appeals court upheld a freeze on the Taiwanese ruling party’s bid to expel the speaker of parliament, in a setback for President Ma Ying-jeou’s bid to move on from a series of political scandals.
Taipei home prices may fall as much as 5 percent in the short term if the pro-independence opposition wins in the city’s mayoral elections, according to Grand Cathay Securities Corp.
Taiwan opposition leader James Soong will join the race for the presidency after gathering enough signatures to qualify, a bid that may siphon pro-China votes away from incumbent Ma Ying-jeou.
Former Taiwan President Chen Shui- bian tried to kill himself in a prison hospital to protest his 2009 corruption conviction, for which he’s serving a 20-year jail sentence.