By: Joseph Yeh and Chung Yu-chen
Speaking during a televised forum involving various candidates, Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) said cordial cross-strait relations are crucial to the survival of the Republic of China (Taiwan).
A majority of Taiwanese people support maintaining the status quo rather than announcing independence or unification with China, according to Han.
If elected president, Han said, he will promote cross-strait peace and push for the two sides to sign a cross-strait trade-in-goods agreement to boost Taiwan's economy, which he said has been sluggish under the current Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government. [FULL STORY]