By: Hsieh Chia-chen, Sophia Yeh and S.C. Chang
Taipei, Oct. 18 (CNA) Ruling Kuomintang (KMT) chairman and presidential
nominee Eric Chu (朱立倫) on Sunday welcomed a pledge by his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) rival to end political strife and run a civil campaign.
Chui said that when he met Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) at the Double Ten National Day celebrations on Oct. 10, “I told her that I was pleased to see her on that occasion and welcomed her presence at the National Day ceremony, hoping that this will no longer be an issue,” said Chu, who replaced Hung Hsiu-chu as the KMT’s presidential nominee a day earlier.
In an exclusive interview with CNA, Chu said he shared the view of the DPP chairwoman and presidential nominee that Taiwan’s democracy has entered an “uplifting” stage and it is time to let go of negative campaigning. [FULL STORY]