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Tsai Ing-wen: DPP must consolidate its hold in cities, counties

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Tsai said the party must work to strengthen its gains while ensuring everyone benefits from economic growth...full story
updated 2015-01-26 07:28 PM
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Kiyoshi Kimura, president of Kiyomura Co., poses a bluefin tuna at his Sushi Zanmai restaurant near Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. Kimura bid the Pacific bluefin tuna caught off northeastern Japan, for 4.5 million yen or about $37,500 in the first auction of the year.  (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) A crew member of Indonesian Air Force NAS 332 Super Puma helicopter, looks out of the windows during a search operation for the victims and wreckage of AirAsia Flight QZ 8501 over the Java Sea, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. The Singapore-bound plane crashed into the sea 42 minutes after taking off on Dec. 28. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, Pool) In this Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, photo, starling seller Mohammed Jamil shows a bird after it was purchased by a customer to set it free in Irbil, Iraq.  Some will buy the birds to eat them as a delicacy, but most will buy them only to set them free as an act of mercy. This year, however, the nearby fighting with the Islamic State group has driven many of the skittish birds away.  (AP Photo/Dalton Bennett) Indonesian Armed Forces Chief, Gen. Moeldoko, left, and National Police Chief, Gen. Sutarman, right, listen to a question during  a press conference in Surabay, East Jave, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. The Singapore-bound plane crashed into the sea 42 minutes after taking off on Dec. 28.(AP Photo/Firdia Linsawati) Officers of the National Search And Rescue Agency unload the body of a victim on board the ill-fated AirAsia Flight 8501, from a helicopter upon arrival at the airport in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, Monday Jan. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana) Indonesian police officers stand outside a family crisis center of AirAsia QZ 8501 in Surabaya, East Jave, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. The Singapore-bound plane crashed into the sea 42 minutes after taking off on Dec. 28. (AP Photo/Firdia Linsawati) A group of women mourn during the funeral ceremony of Brig. Gen. Hamid Taqavi, a senior Revolutionary Guard commander who was killed during a battle against the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq, shown in the poster above, outside the Guard compound in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. The Guard said Sunday that Taqavi was "martyred while performing his advisory mission" in Samarra, a town north of Baghdad that is home to a major Shiite shrine. He is the highest ranking Iranian officer known to have been killed abroad since the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s, in which he fought. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) Rescue workers reach for survivors of a multi-storey building collapse in the capital Nairobi, Kenya Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. The residential building in the Huruma neighborhood of Nairobi collapsed on Sunday and according to the Kenya Red Cross, over a dozen people have so far been rescued but an unknown number are still feared trapped. (AP Photo) An Egyptian girl yawns as she leans on a car displaying party hats on New Year's Eve in the Shubra district of Cairo, late Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Eman Helal) Pakistani boys take part in a rally marking the birthday of Islam's Prophet Muhammad in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. Thousands of Pakistani Muslims celebrated by participating in religious ceremonies and distributing free meals for the poor. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
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