Taiwan election: KMT nomination sets up battle of women
The KMT endorsed Hung Hsui-chu, currently the deputy speaker of parliament, at a party congress. She is expected to face a tough challenge from Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Relations with mainland China are likely to be a major campaign issue. Ms Hung favours closer relations while Ms Tsai and her party fear this could threaten the island's sovereignty.