HUNDRED-DAY BARRIER?:Political science professor Chang Ya-chung said that the KMT chairman would remain as a ‘modern day emperor’ until the Jan. 16 vote
Date: Oct 16, 2015
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
A policy adviser to soon-to-be-ousted Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT)
presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) yesterday compared her likely replacement, KMT Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫), to former Republic of China (ROC) president and short-lived, self-proclaimed emperor Yuan Shikai (袁世凱).
“On Aug.14, 1915, six supporters of Yuan, notably monarchist Yang Du (楊度), established a political group called the Chouanhui (籌安會),” National Taiwan University political science professor Chang Ya-chung (張亞中) said in an editorial published in the Chinese-language China Times.
Chang said the group issued a statement saying that the survival of the nation was closely intertwined with the lives of Chinese and that they could not sit back and let the nation head toward destruction. [FULL STORY]