Taiwan’s 2nd Democratic Presidential Election

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Introduction: On Saturday, March 18, 2000, voters will go to 13,457 ballot booths in the “free area of the Republic of China” that is Taiwan. Four years after their democratic presidential election and with their island’s future still uncertain, voters in Taiwan will be choosing a successor to current leader Lee Teng-hui. The five presidential candidates are independent James Soong, the Kuomintang’s (KMT) Lien Chang, the New Party’s Lee Ao, independent Hsu Hsin-liang and the …

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…ap/20m/w1/taiwan.opening.to.china.1.htm1 13)Lin Oliver, Soong Eyes 50-year China Deal, www.taipeitimes.com/news/2000/01/06/print/0000018467 14)Crook Steven, Five Young People Assess the Presidential Candidates, http://th.gio.gov.tw/p2000/p02.htm 15)Chen Lauren, Soong Hogs China Policy Timelight, www.taipeitimes.com/news/2000/01/03/print/00000180 16)Wu-veh Chang, Candidates Need to Debate Mainland Policy, http://th.gov.tw/p2000/p05.htm 17)Election Photo Gallery, http://th.gio.gov.tw/p2000/man.htm.