Taiwan Election May Bring New Ties with China

Ma Ying-jeou

Ma Ying-jeou, mayor of Taipei and chairman of Taiwan's main opposition Kuomintang, talks to members of the press after arriving at Narita Airport in suburban Tokyo, July 10. Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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If leading contender Ma Ying-Jeou is elected Taiwan's president in 2008, he will share one policy goal with Beijing: opposition to current efforts to move Taiwan toward independence.

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