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PacNet #28A – Is Frank Hsieh a moderate?

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 the corruption allegations now being investigated. If elected, the prospects for improved cross-Strait and U.S.-Taiwan relations will hinge on whether he pursues moderate policies.