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KMT should back outsider for president: Wang

By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Kuomintang should venture outside its ranks to seek a presidential candidate, following the example of the opposition with Taipei City...full story
updated 2015-03-28 05:23 PM
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KMT should back outsider for president: Wang
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Kuomintang should venture outside its ranks to seek a presidential candidate, following the example of the opposition with Taipei City....Fullstory

2015-03-28 05:23 PM

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2015-03-28 08:46 PM

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Associated Press

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2015-03-28 06:01 AM

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By Matthew Strong
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2015-03-28 04:30 PM

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2015-03-28 10:22 PM

Envoy shares Israel's experience amid water shortages in Taiwan

Central News Agency

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2015-03-28 06:47 PM

Pakistan says soldiers kill 15 militants near Afghan border

Associated Press

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2015-03-28 03:22 PM

Taiwan's former VP, Chinese president begin talks

Central News Agency

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2015-03-28 10:14 AM

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2015-03-28 06:01 AM

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2015-03-28 06:01 AM

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2015-03-28 03:01 AM

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