WANT WANT POLITICS?Legislative candidates Huang Kuo-chang and Neil Peng said their friendship began at protests against a possible media monopoly forming
Date: Nov 03, 2015
By: Lin Hsin-han and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
What brought former Academia Sinica researcher Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) and award-
winning screenwriter and author Neil Peng (馮光遠) to devote themselves to politics, especially when the former had once sworn never to be affiliated with any political party and the latter had assigned himself the role of political adviser?
Both are running for legislative seats under New Power Party (NPP) banner.
Huang, elected NPP executive chairman in September, is poised to register his candidacy for New Taipei City’s 12th constituency, which includes Sijhih (汐止), Jinshan (金山), Wanli (萬里), Rueifang (瑞芳), Pingsi (平溪), Shuangsi (雙溪) and Gongliao (貢寮) districts.
Huang said he was mainly inspired by civil movements in 2013. [FULL STORY]