Wu vows to restore nation’s Chiang glory

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Taipei Times
Date: Jan 14, 2018
By: Sean Lin  /  Staff reporter

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) yesterday vowed to

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Wu Den-yih, fifth left, is flanked by former chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu, second left, and former chairmen Wu Po-hisung, third left, Lien Chan, fourth left, Ma Ying-jeou, sixth left, and Eric Chu, seventh left, at a ceremony commemorating the 30th anniversary of the passing of former president Ching Ching-kuo at the Taipei Hero House in Taipei yesterday. Photo: Peter Lo, Taipei Times

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]

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