Want China Times
Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu, who is seeking to run for Taiwan’s president in 2016, registered for the ruling Kuomintang’s primary on Sunday and expressed confidence that she would win the party’s nomination.
Surrounded by supporters, Hung paid the NT$7 million (US$230,000) processing fee at the KMT’s headquarters in Taipei and submitted a petition of support signed by 63,377 party members, well over the party’s minimum requirement of 15,000 signatures.
KMT Secretary-General Lee Shu-chuan and Deputy Secretary-General Chiang Cheng-yen were at the party headquarters to greet Hung.
Hung said she has come forward with a humble heart to fulfill her commitment to her supporters and will start immediately to work harder to shoulder greater responsibility for her party and country. [FULL STORY]