NO CHINA PRESSURE?The former president said the US’ stance on Taiwan and its democracy means that ‘it is not possible’ for China to sway next year’s elections
Date: Oct 04, 2015
By: Chang Hsiao-ti and Chen Yu-hsuan / Staff reporters
Former president Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) in a radio interview on Friday said it is understandable that some pro-localization Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) members would want to form the “Taiwan Nationalist Party Alliance,” given that KMT presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu’s (洪秀柱) dismal poll numbers seem to be negatively affecting the party’s prospects in next year’s legislative elections.
Lee said that the KMT is trapped in uncertainty, with no helmsman.
While talk of party solidarity is loud, its leaders are passing the buck around, Lee said.
Solidarity is not achieved by paying lip service, Lee said, adding that KMT leaders should have the determination and courage to fight for the party rather than for themselves. [FULL STORY]