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Lee Teng-hui

Lee Teng-hui is a politician of the Republic of China (commonly known as Taiwan). He was the 7th, 8th, and 9th-term President of the Republic of China and Chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) from 1988 to 2000. He presided over major advancements in democratic reforms including his own re-election which marked the first direct presidential election for the Republic of China. The first native Taiwanese to become ROC president and KMT chairman, Lee promoted the Taiwanese localization movement and led an aggressive foreign policy to gain diplomatic allies. Critics accused him of betraying the party he headed, secret support of Taiwanese independence, and involvement in corruption (black gold politics).
After leaving office Lee was expelled from the KMT for his role in founding the pro-independence Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU), which forms part of the ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Talk of the day -- When housing policy turns sour
2014-06-09
The project, initiated by then-President Lee Teng-hui, was aimed at "building housing units for middle- and low-income households," "resolving the housing problem in the Greater Taipei area" and "suppressing land prices," amid protests about a lack of ...
(Focus Taiwan News Channel)

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    Strains of Taiwan 'independence'
    2014-05-25
    Another is Chiang Ching-kuo's Republic of China, whose jurisdiction is only over Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu. Still another is Lee Teng-hui's Republic of China which is an independent, sovereign state of Taiwan. Lee regards Taiwan as such though ...
    (China Post)

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      Ex-President Lee deems Soong-Xi meet 'acceptable'
      2014-05-08
      TAIPEI, Taiwan -- People First Party Chairman James Soong's (宋楚瑜) performance in a meeting with Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping (習近平) was “acceptable,” said Former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) yesterday. Soong met with ...
      (China Post)

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        Taiwanese in New York join protest
        2014-03-31
        ... protest in Taipei, the New York event was peaceful and high-spirited, despite a wind-whipped steady drizzle, and it featured a number of musicians and speakers including Evelyn Wong (黃怡寧), the granddaughter of former president Lee Teng-hui (李登輝).
        (Taipei Times)

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          Taiwanese Protest Trade Pact With China, Say It Violates Democracy
          2014-03-30
          Former President Lee Teng-hui, known for his democratic reforms in the 90s, publicly supported the protestors, saying “people should not call the young people taking part in the pact protest 'mobsters' because they are voicing their views and they care ...
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            Taiwanese students threaten huge rally to pressure Ma Ying-jeou to drop trade ...
            2014-03-27
            Former president Lee Teng-hui yesterday expressed concern over the action, saying a leader should listen to the students instead of using force to remove them. Meanwhile, the mainland's Taiwan Affairs Office yesterday held its annual conference on ...
            (South China Morning Post)

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              Protests in Taiwan Over Trade Pact With China: The Painful Challenges of ...
              2014-03-25
              After Chiang Ching-Kuo's death in 1988, President Lee Teng-Hui started a localization movement that led to the first series of democratic presidential elections. Due to this localization effort, the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP ...
              (Motley Fool)
              1. Echoes of the Wild Lily Movement

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              Former Taiwan Solidarity Union chairman expelled for China trip
              2014-03-05
              ... the existence of Taiwan and has no need to report to any party. Current TSU chairman Huang Kun-huei has informed former president Lee Teng-hui, the party's "spiritual leader," about the decision to expel Su, with Lee reportedly agreeing with the ...
              (WantChinaTimes)
              1. TSU expels former chairman, revokes party membership
              2. Former TSU chairman expelled for traveling to China with Lien

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              DPP members boycott Ko Wen-je's Taipei mayor bid
              2014-02-19
              The source said Ko made the remarks when he met with former president Lee Teng-hui a few days ago. Ko said he was considering running as an independent as he thinks that forming an opposition alliance as an independent would improve his chances of ...
              (WantChinaTimes)

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