VALUABLE:The candidate pledged that, if elected, she plans to make agriculture contribute to social stability, as well as attractive to work in to the younger generation
Date: Sep 17, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
The Taipei City Farmers’ Association, which is traditionally supportive of the Chinese
Nationalist Party (KMT), yesterday openly welcomed Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), a move that might be seen as a sign that the organization is switching its support.
Walking into a conference room at the association’s headquarters, Tsai received a warm welcome from local DPP city councilors and association officials, who chanted slogans supporting Tsai in the election.
At a brief meeting on the needs of the agricultural sector, Taipei Agricultural Products Marketing Co chairman Chuang Lung-yen (莊龍彥), who campaigned for President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), sat in the front row with Tsai.
Other attendees included association chief executive director Su Kuang-cheng (蘇光正), who presented Tsai with a gift of locally grown Pouchong tea (包種茶) and said she “will definitely win the election with a high number of votes.” [FULL STORY]