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Taiwan leaders survived assassination attempt

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In the eve of a general election, Taiwan's President, Chen Sui-bien, and Vice President, Annette Lu, were each shot in an obvious assassination attempts to stop them from regaining power. Both were on a campaign trail in southern Taiwan, when the shooting started. They were hurried to a local hospital nearby and were reportedly in a stable condition after some minor surgeries.

Sources say that Taiwan had enacted its national security plan after this shooting began. The campaign effort is halted temporarily due to this expected event. The wounded President has issued a statement for calm and harmony in Taiwan. Some observers suspect that Beijing might have something to do with this assassination effort as it is surprisingly quiet on the matter. It is known that Beijing does not want current President Chen to win the election.

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