COURTING CONTROVERSY?Jennifer Wang was often the target of criticism when she headed the Council of Labor Affairs, especially over lawsuits it filed in 2012
Date: Nov 19, 2015
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate Eric Chu (朱立倫)
yesterday confirmed former Council of Labor Affairs minister Jennifer Wang (王如玄) as his running mate for the Jan. 16 presidential election.
Chu made the announcement at a news conference at the KMT headquarters in Taipei, while hundreds of people, including former freeway toll collectors, demonstrated outside.
Chu said Wang’s nomination was passed by the KMT Central Standing Committee at its meeting yesterday morning and then clasped hands with Wang and other prominent KMT members as they chanted “KMT winning.”
“Born into a worker’s family, Wang grew up in Changhua County and made her way to National Taiwan University’s law school before earning a masters and a doctorate at Fu Jen [Catholic] University and Beijing’s Renmin University of China respectively,” he said. [FULL STORY]