KMT chair candidates exchange barbs

KMT ELITES:In an apparent swipe at Wu Den-yih, Hung Hsiu-chu said she wondered why some of the party’s best politicians lost their seats in last year’s legislative elections

Taipei Times
Date: May 07, 2017
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter

The six Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) chairperson candidates yesterday held their

The six candidates for Chinese Nationalist Party chairperson join hands before a televised debate in Taipei yesterday. Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

second and final political platform presentation, with former vice president Wu Den-yih (吳敦義), whom a media poll puts in front, fielding challenges from his two closest rivals.

Although the event was intended to be a presentation rather than a debate, KMT chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) and vice chairman Hau Lung-bing (郝龍斌) needled Wu with questions concerning his national identity and ability to unite the party, respectively.

Hung, citing former president Chiang Ching-kuo’s (蔣經國) oft-quoted remark that he was “a Taiwanese and also a Chinese [zhong guo ren, 中國人],” and said that she endorsed that sentiment and that Wu, “as a pupil of Chiang’s,” should also agree with it.    [FULL  STORY]

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