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Taipei City KMT contenders continue war of words


Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang lawmaker Ting Shou-chung and Central Committee member Sean Lien kept up their heated exchanges Friday on the eve of the...full story
updated 2014-04-18 05:27 PM
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Taipei City KMT contenders continue war of words

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang lawmaker Ting Shou-chung and Central Committee member Sean Lien kept up their heated exchanges Friday on the eve of the....Fullstory

2014-04-18 05:27 PM

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