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PacNet #48A – Taiwan Debates the Future

With the run up to Taiwan’s 2004 presidential elections, the familiar candidates will fight it out once the parties
complete their nominations. President Chen Shui-bian, who chairs the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), will face Dr. Lien Chan who heads the Kuomintang (KMT) and his partner James Soong, chairing the People First Party (PFP), who has returned to working with Lien. On the far right, advocating independence is the small Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) guided by former President Lee Teng-hui.