Taiwan opposition leader Tsai aims to contest 2016 presidential poll

February 16, 2015 4:37 AM

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Taiwan opposition leader Tsai aims to contest 2016 presidential poll

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen has registered as a candidate for the island's presidential primary in March, promising "a new beginning" amid a wave of popular discontent with the China-friendly ruling Kuomintang (KMT).

The ruling party says recent deals with largest trading partner China will help Taiwan's economy, but it took a drubbing in elections in November because of unease over the pace of rapprochement.

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