Date: Jul 28, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
Academia Sinica researcher Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) yesterday officially announced his
candidacy for New Taipei City’s 12th constituency on the New Power Party ticket, promising to resign from his position with the nation’s top research institute before registering for the legislative elections.
“I would like to tell all my friends out there that I have decided to join politics by running for the legislative seat representing New Taipei City’s 12th constituency, which includes my hometown, Sijhih (汐止), as well as Rueifang (瑞芳), Jinshan (金山), Wanli (萬里), Pingsi (平溪), Shuangsi (雙溪) and Gongliao (貢寮) districts,” Huang said in a press conference at the Taiwan Presbyterian Church in Sijhih.
He said the nation is facing a multitude of crises: the Chinese threat, skyrocketing national debt, a pension system on the brink of bankruptcy, an unfair taxation system, low salaries, rising property prices and low food self-sufficiency.
“However, we do not see a government that can solve these problems; instead, we see collusions between the government and businesses, abuse of power and failed governance,” he said. [FULL STORY]