‘PEACEFUL’:The KMT vice chairman expressed support for unification with China, saying that it would occur when both sides are free, democratic and prosperous
Date: Jan 20, 2017
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Vice Chairman Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) yesterday
dismissed speculation that he is planning to take a back seat to former vice president Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) to increase Wu’s chance of winning the party’s chairperson election in May.
Hau made the remarks during an interview at Taipei-based Pop Radio, in which he was quizzed about the KMT’s May 20 chairperson election and his future endeavors.
“Regarding allegations that I might withdraw from the race because of Wu, that is definitely not the case,” said Hau, who announced his bid earlier this month. “All candidates should know that we should all give our all and must not engage in any match-fixing attempts. I hope this race can change the KMT’s ‘fixer culture.’”
Speculation about Hau’s potential withdrawal emerged after he pledged in his candidacy announcement to withdraw from the election if a candidate would promise not to use the leadership post as a stepping stone for their political career and help find the best candidates for next year’s local elections and the 2020 presidential race. [FULL STORY]