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Topic - Kuomintang
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Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou of the ruling Kuomintang Party received a rare congratulation message from Chinese President Xi Jinping. Analysts say the message contained some surprises.
Lien Chan, a former vice president of Taiwan who holds an honorary chairmanship of the ruling Kuomintang party, has become entangled in a controversy that is placing the island democracy's politics on the edge.
Taiwan's new envoy to the U.S. is battling rumors that he had a homosexual relationship with the president of the democratic island nation, a longtime political ally and strong supporter of gay rights in the country formally known as the Republic of China.
Police fired guns and used batons on crowds of stone-throwing opposition activists in several Bangladeshi towns Sunday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 100, a news report and doctors at two hospitals said.