But Will He Run The Country?

Ma Ying-jeou likes to run. As mayor of Taipei for the past four years, he's become famous for a punishing 17-hour-a-day work schedule that includes a religiously observed half-hour jog. Over the weekend, he broke the tape on an utterly triumphant political race, winning a second four-year term in the mayor's office by a landslide. The question for Taiwan: will Ma complete his term—or will he choose to run for the island's presidency in 2004?

This has become a hot topic in Taiwan because Ma is one of the island's most popular politicians, thanks to his movie star...

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