President, Legislative Yuan Jin-pyng Wang of Taiwan

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My personal hope is that Wang is another Lee Teng-hui, in the fold to help the KMT lose or to make it walk a path toward localization.
If Wang is nominated, expect to see a Presidential debate that's at least 70% in Taiwanese.
See, under the new single member district system, moderates will be favored and extremists marginalized, so Wang is trying to ensure he can at least make it through the primary process and gaurentee a nomination.
As one of the leading figures of the Kuomintang, Wang is considered to be soft-spoken and a concilatory figure.
Following his victory in the 1975 supplementary legislative election for the Kaohsiung County constituency, Wang took his seat in the Legislative Yuan on February 1, 1976.
As Legislative Yuan President, Wang has gained a reputation of being a soft-spoken figure capable of reaching across party lines.
Although Wang did not join the primary election, Wang has also not ruled out running as an independent.
Announcing his decision, Wang said after a meeting with Ma that he still expected to work with Ma in the election campaign.
Ma said Wang had assured him of his full cooperation to help the Kuomintang (KMT) win the 2008 campaign, according to Taiwan media.
Wang is Taiwanese, powerful, a political rival of President Ma, and the unofficial head of the southern legislators with their powerful connections to local patronage and faction networks.
Lee Teng-hui, Wang was a Taiwanese nationalist.
that he is a consummate deal-maker.
expected to work with Ma in the election campaign.
KMT) win the 2008 campaign, according to Taiwan media.
Wang has since refused to comment on the agreement.
Asked if Ma extended the invitation to join the presidential ticket, Wang said he does not want to talk about “such matters” now.
Denial notwithstanding, Wang is ready to take over from Ma when the opportunity presents itself.
The opposition — Wang is a former vice chairman of the Kuomintang and has just refused to be Kuomintang presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou’s running mate — is threatening to topple the Chang cabinet, inaugurated on May 21.
Wang had asked to meet her hero Jin Jing, a Paralympic fencer has been called the angel in a wheelchair and is being celebrated by television chat shows, newspapers and online musical videos after fiercely defending the Olympic torch during the Paris leg of the troubled international relay, where she clung tenaciously to what has become a controversial icon of the Beijing Olympic Games until her attacker was pulled off.
Speaker Wang denied that this would be interference by the Legislative Yuan in cross-Strait negotiations.
In response to Chang's remarks, Wang said that the legislature did not insist on immediately restarting the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant's construction before negotiations had taken place.
A close associate of Sun Yat-sen, Wang is most noted for disagreements with Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek and his formation of a Japanese-supported collaborationist government in Nanjing.
As a young man, Wang came to blame the Qing dynasty for holding China back and making it too weak to fight off exploitation by Western Imperialist powers.
In the years leading up to the 1911 Revolution, Wang was active in opposing the Qing.
During the Northern Expedition, Wang was the leading figure in the left-leaning faction of the KMT that called for continued cooperation with the Communist Party of China.
It should be noted however, that Wang was personally opposed to Communism and regarded the KMT’s Comintern advisors with suspicion.
As a result of these power struggles within the KMT, Wang was forced to spend much of his time in exile.
Wang was originally part of the pro-war group, but after initial Chinese defeats Wang became known for his pessimistic view on China's chances in a war against Japan.
Wang lived in Japan during wartime, along with official Japanese advisers.
Wang was buried in Nanjing near the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, in an elaborately-constructed tomb.
Post-War assessment and legacyFor his role in the Pacific War, Wang has been considered a traitor by most post-World War II Chinese historians in both Taiwan and Mainland China.
informed South Korea and the United States of the decision.
Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng smiles at a press conference at the legislature yesterday at which he announced he would not be participating in the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential primary because he claimed it would be unfair.
Wang said that three factors would influence the KMT's failure or success in the next presidential election -- the ethnicity issue, the matter of the party's stolen assets and the lawsuit against former chairman Ma Ying-jeou's (馬英九) concerning his alleged corruption.
KMT Organization and Development Committee Director Liao Fung-te (廖風德) told reporters in a telephone interview that Wang's blaming the party's primary mechanism was unreasonable because the mechanism had been in effect since 2000, when Wang was still a KMT vice chairman.
As long as I follow the relevant regulations, no one will have any reason to complain," Wang said in a TV interview yesterday.
In response to a question about whether he was planning to run in the presidential election in 2008, Wang said that he had not looked that far into the future yet.
Wang said that he had reported the matter to Lien yesterday afternoon, but that Lien said the matter required more thought.