.VINDICATED:Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu agreed to lead Chu’s team of campaign advisers, as he ‘completely agrees with my cross-strait policy platform’
Date: Dec 06, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate Eric Chu (朱立倫) and his running
mate, former Council of Labor Affairs minister Jennifer Wang (王如玄), established their national campaign headquarters in Taipei yesterday, calling on Taiwan’s “silent strength” to stand up to “defend the Republic of China.”
The KMT’s heavyweights all showed up for the opening ceremony, including President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), Vice President Wu Den-yih (吳敦義), Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平), former vice president Vincent Siew (蕭萬長), former vice president Lien Chan (連戰) and former party chairman Wu Po-hsiung (吳伯雄).
Chu appealed to the nation’s “mainstream” public, who he said are “moderate, rational and appreciate the ‘middle way.’”
He called on people to show their pent-up “silent strength,” a popular catchword that has been used by KMT politicians since last year’s Sunflower movement that is intended to solicit support from a segment of the public who, unlike the movement’s more vociferous proponents, “made no noise” during the demonstrations. [FULL STORY]