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Foxconn chief Terry Gou announces bid to run for president of Taiwan

Just days after announcing that he will be stepping down from his 45-year helm as Foxconn chief, Terry Gou has declared a bid to run for president of Taiwan
President Tsai Ing-wen has said Taiwan will not accept any deal that damages its sovereignty and democracy, after the island's China-friendly party said it may sign a peace agreement with Beijing if it wins next year's presidential elections.

Tsai Ing-wen: Taiwan will not accept any deal that harms democracy

President Tsai Ing-wen has said Taiwan will not accept any deal that damages its sovereignty and democracy, after the island's China-friendly party said it may sign a peace agreement with Beijing if it wins next year's presidential elections.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday appointed the ruling pro-independence party’s former chairman as the country’s premier, following mass cabinet resignations in the wake of November’s local elections. The Democratic Progressive Party’s Su Tseng-chang, a former premier, will replace Lai Ching-te. Outgoing premier Lai earlier on Friday led cabinet members in resigning to shoulder responsibility for last year’s electoral losses by the ruling party.

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen appoints new premier following resignations

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday appointed the ruling pro-independence party’s former chairman as the country’s premier, following mass cabinet resignations in the wake of November’s local elections.
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Taiwanese premier Lai Ching-te to resign on Friday

Taiwan Premier Lai Ching-te on Thursday said he will resign on Friday, following his party’s setback in local elections in November.
This picture taken on November 10, 2018 shows a rally of the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) for Taipei mayor candidate Ting Shou-chung during the elections campaign in Taipei. - When Taiwan goes to the polls on November 24, 2018 in local elections, it will not only be a test for President Tsai Ing-wen's embattled government but a crucial vote on divisive issues that could rile China. (Photo by SAM YEH / AFP) / TO GO WITH STORY: Taiwan-China-vote-referendum-politics, ADVANCER by Amber WANG

Divided Taiwan to vote in key test for ruling party

When Taiwan goes to the polls Saturday in local elections, it will not only be a test for President Tsai Ing-wen's embattled government but a crucial vote on divisive issues that could rile China.

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Nigerian-American filmmaker explores racism in Hollywood film ‘Luce’

Nigerian-American filmmaker Julius Onah examines racism, prejudice and stereotypes in new thought provoking film, ‘Luce’.
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June 12: No true democracy in Nigeria – Osun monarch

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