10 Questions: Ma Ying-jeou

Telegenic, articulate and highly educated (he has a doctorate in juridical science from Harvard), Taipei Mayor and Kuomintang (KMT) chairman Ma Ying-jeou is the frontrunner to become Taiwan's President in the next election in 2008. Ma, who turns 56 this week, spoke with Time's Zoher Abdoolcarim and Natalie Tso about the scandals swirling around President Chen Shui-bian, cross-strait relations with China and his vision for Taiwan.

President Chen's relatives and aides are accused of financial irregularities, but he's not. Why do you want him to step down?
We don't feel pride in the President anymore. When he...

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