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TAIWAN PRESIDENCY
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July 31, 1999
Taiwan Vice President Lien Chan holds a turnip up to express his hope in winning the 2000 presidential...
Tainan, Taiwan
TAIWAN VP LIEN CHAN IN TAINAN.
Taiwan Vice President Lien Chan holds a turnip up to express his hope in winning the 2000 presidential campaign in southern Tainan City July31. Lien, tipped to be nominated by the ruling Nationalist Party to succeed President Lee Teng-hui, announced his desire to run in the millennium race. Lien faces strong challenge from presidential hopeful James Soong, former Taiwan governor who had defied the ruling party by running against the party-favoured Lien. Lien also faces challenge from former Taipei Mayor Chen Shui-bian of the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party, who had already announced his desire to run. Turnip in Taiwan dialect sounds like luck.

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