- About one million Taiwanese businesspeople live and work in mainland China and traditionally vote ‘blue’
- With some wavering and falling numbers they may have less influence than before on the next presidential poll
South China Morning Post
Date: 10 Nov, 2019
By: Sarah Zheng and Kinling Lo
One of these businessmen, surnamed Lin, who has lived in mainland China for more than a decade, identifies politically as someone who leans blue – the colour associated with the Beijing-friendly KMT – rather than green, which is linked to the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
But Lin, who declined to be identified by his full name so he could speak freely, said he was thinking of sitting out next year’s election after his preferred candidate, Taiwanese billionaire tycoon Terry Gou Tai-min, lost out on the KMT nomination in favour of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu
Han will be facing off against current President Tsai Ing-wen who will be seeking a second term on the strength of her stance against pressure from Beijing which claims self-governed Taiwan as its own, to be reunited with the mainland by force if necessary. [FULL STORY]