Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
James Soong, head of the minor blue-aligned People First Party, said Wednesday that
he will consider whether to run in Taiwan’s 2016 presidential election but that now is not the right time to make a final decision.
His decision will largely hinge on whether the policies of the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party and the ruling Kuomintang are “hijacked” by their fundamentalist factions, Soong added.
Describing himself as a diligent elderly Taiwanese man, the 73-year-old Soong said he has been closely observing Taiwan in a bid to figure out the country’s current situation.
Soong, who is also a chief advisor to Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je, said he wants to let all Taiwan’s people keep their heads up in the face of the world and the other side of the Taiwan Strait and say what they really think. [FULL STORY]