Chen Takes Heat Over A Nuke Plant...And Lots More Green Issues Loom

While loudspeakers blare antinuclear rhetoric behind her, Lin Yi-xuan hands out postcards at a protest on a sweltering Taipei afternoon. On the cards is a picture of Taiwan's President, Chen Shui-bian, standing next to a placard that says: "Oppose the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant." Taken a few months before his narrow victory in March, the snapshot shows his signature on the placard, and the usually charismatic politician looks uncertain, as if wondering whether the pledge might come back to haunt him. It has. "He should keep his promise, but I don't think he will," Lin says. "We won't let him forget it."

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