INTERVIEW: Taiwan New Power Party Leader Huang Kuo-chang

‘Do not question our determination to eliminate the KMT. The goal is always there.’

The News Lens
Date: 2017/02/09
By: Edward White

Taiwan’s New Power Party (NPP) was born in the wake of the mass student-led

Photo Credit:Huang Kuo-chang’s Facebook page

demonstrations in 2014 known as the Sunflower Movement. The party won five seats in Taiwan’s parliament, the Legislative Yuan, in the January 2016 general election. NPP leader Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌), 43, a former activist and academic, talks to The News Lens International about the party’s impact on the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP); the issues that could bring people back on the streets of Taipei; why Taiwan needs a new cross-Strait policy; and, the challenges for the NPP in expanding beyond its urban support base.    [FULL  STORY]

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