By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The four candidates in next week’s election for chairman of the Kuomintang exchanged views on a range of issues in the second live televised presentation Saturday.
During their first presentation, on March 12, they focused on the controversial issue of the party’s allegedly illegal assets. KMT officials have put the total sum of all assets at NT$16 billion (US$508 million), a figure which has met with widespread disbelief.
On Saturday, the four candidates, acting chairwoman Huang Min-hui, former Legislative Vice Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu, Taipei City Councilor Lee Hsin and legislator Apollo Chen appeared together again for possibly the last time before the March 26 election.
They mentioned issues ranging from relations with China to Taiwan’s history and the role of the KMT.
Huang slammed the concept of “One China, the same interpretation,” which was launched last year by Hung during her short-lived presidential campaign. Disastrous opinion polls at the time showed that the public in Taiwan had no fate in the idea, Huang said. Instead, the KMT should continue its present line following the Republic of China Constitution, she said. Huang praised the so-called “1992 Consensus,” or “One China, each his own interpretation” as a realistic policy concept. [FULL STORY]