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Talk of the Day -- Sharp contrast between then and now

2012/05/20 20:38:15

The joy and excitement that prevailed in 2008 when Ma Ying-jeou was sworn in for a first term as president of Taiwan were not evident Sunday on Ma's second inauguration, some observers said. In 2008, after Ma defeated the candidate of Chen Shui-bian's Democratic Progressive Party, there were high hopes that Ma would improve the island's economy and relations with China.

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