REDEFINING CONSENSUS:The use of the so-called ‘1992 consensus’ must be discussed, Tsai Ing-wen said, but Eric Chu shook his head eight times while she spoke
Date: Dec 28, 2015
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter Staff reporter
The three presidential candidates yesterday exchanged barbs in their first
televised debate, putting the spotlight on cross-strait relations while engaging in finger-pointing over several contentious issues.
The closely watched presidential debate, broadcast by Public Television Service (PTS), began at 2pm with each candidate delivering an eight-minute opening remark.
That was followed by questions from five media representatives, including Liberty Times (the Taipei Times’ sister paper) deputy editor-in-chief Tzou Jiing-wen (鄒景雯), Central News Agency vice president and editor-in-chief Sheena Chang (張慧英), United Daily News editor-in-chief Yu Mei-yueh (游美月), China Times deputy director-in-chief James Chang (張景為) and Apple Daily Policy and Political Center executive vice president Kuo Shu-min (郭淑敏).
The candidates posed three questions each to their opponents in the third part of the debate, before making concluding remarks. [FULL STORY]