NEW AUTHORITARIANISM: Former president Ma Ying-jeou said he could feel a new authoritarian regime forming and urged people to protect the constitutional system
Date: Jan 14, 2018
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) yesterday vowed to
restore the nation to its former glory under late president Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國) by leading the KMT to victory in the local elections in November and to win back executive power in 2020.
Wu made the remarks at an event held by the KMT at the Taipei Hero House to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Chiang’s death.
The event was attended by all KMT chairpersons after former president Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) — former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), former vice president Lien Chan (連戰), New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫), Wu and Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱).
“Chiang was a man with eyes like torches, a heart as big as the ocean and shoulders stronger than iron,” Wu said during his speech about his experience working under Chiang. [FULL STORY]