Date: May 20, 2015
By: Shih Hsiao-kuang and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
The Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) human resources management began seeing overwhelming changes within one month of Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) taking the helm of the party, seemingly challenging the decisions of his predecessor, President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), party sources said.
Chu was elected chairman in January, after Ma stepped down following the party’s rout in the Nov. 29 nine-in-one elections last year.
The sources said Chu’s personnel policy calls for the abolition of KMT headquarters’ political research center and information center, placing the units’ duties into the National Research Institute’s remit.
Institute director Jimmy Wu (吳肇銘), a trusted confidante of Chu, is to spearhead research and development, the sources said. [FULL STORY]