By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu assured Monday that the Ma-Xi meeting last weekend will not
have an influence on the upcoming elections in January next year.
During a question-and-answer session at the legislature in Kaohsiung, Chu stressed that the Democratic Progressive Party has taken every variable into consideration and plans to continue to follow its original strategy.
“The summit will not hinder us from achieving our goal,” Chu said.
Commenting on whether President Ma Ying-jeou’s motive behind the meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping is just another attempt by Ma to “write history” to boost his own legacy, the Kaohsiung mayor said she is reluctant to answer on the president’s behalf, saying the most important strive was to maintain continued peace and stability across the strait. [FULL STORY]