By: Sterling Hsiao, Taiwan News, Contributing Writer
KMT presidential candidate Eric Chu on Thursday paid a visit to Deputy
Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu’s residence for an hour-long closed-door meeting, before they appeared hand-in-hand, awkwardly, in front of the cameras.
It’s all about Chu’s political calculation. And it turned the whole thing into ridicule.
The Kuomintang revoked the nomination of its presidential candidate, Hung Hsiu-chu, and replaced Hung with Chu at a party congress held on October 17, just three months before the presidential election of January 16, 2016. The reason for the change is the party’s worries about Hung’s unpopular China policy and her worst poll performance.
She rejected the accusations that she had veered too far from the party’s stance on cross-straits relations, but reiterated her support for a peace accord with China. [FULL STORY]