Relations with China dominate Taiwan vote

China-Taiwanese relations at the core of campaigning ahead of Taiwan presidential elections.

    Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou held a media conference ahead of Saturday's election, claiming that he is the only candidate in the race that can continue Taipei's strong and beneficial relationship with main land China.

    Speaking to mainly foreign journalists on Thursday, President Ma emphasised his success in the reconciliation effort that has changed the nature of the cross-strait relationships with China, a policy that he promises will continue in his second term.

    But, while most big businesses have thrown their support behind the president, many Taiwanese are still sceptical. They say Taiwan factories have lost business to China over the past few years.

    Al Jazeera's Steve Chao reports from Kinmen Island.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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