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Friday, September 9, 2011

Su Jia-chyuan Reported to be DPP Vice-Presidential Nominee

Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全), currently the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Central Committee secretary-general, will reportedly be his party’s nominee for Taiwan’s vice presidency in the presidential elections in January next year. He would be DPP presidential nominee Tsai Ing-wen‘s (蔡英文) running mate against incumbent president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and his running mate Wu Den-yih (吳敦義), both of the KMT.

Also reportedly, former executive yuan chief (usually referred to as prime minister in English)  Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) had previously rejected Tsai’s offer to run for Taiwan’s vice presidency.

An official announcement is expected on Friday (today GMT).

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Updates / Related

» Tsai picks Su Jia-chyuan, Focus Taiwan, Sept 9, 2011

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Friday, September 9, 2011

VoA’s David Ensor: “Not Familiar”

SIMON: I was very moved when I was reading up for this interview to read the first words that the Voice of America ever broadcast. Are you familiar with those?

ENSOR: I’m not.

SIMON: February 1, 1942 – obviously, early days of World War II for this country – they played “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and said today and every day from now on, we will be with you from America to talk about the war. The news may be good or bad for us. We will always tell you the truth.

David Ensor, new Voice of America director, interviewed by NPR‘s Scott Simon. VoA is going to end its radio broadcasts in Mandarin and Cantonese by October.

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