Date: Jan 30, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Acting Chairperson Huang Min-hui (黃
敏惠), who is hoping to be elected chairperson, yesterday said that there is no need to change the party name to reverse its fortunes.
Huang, who announced her bid on Wednesday, when former Taipei mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) declared he would stay out of the race, yesterday reiterated that her decision to run was prompted by public expectations of party reform and has nothing to do with rumors that plans were afoot to block outgoing Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) from the position.
When asked whether the KMT should remove “China” from its name, Huang said: “A name change would not alter its fate,” referring to the practice of changing characters in a name to reverse fortunes.
“The name has a history. It is a nation-founding political party, establishing the Republic of China. The party was founded by Sun Yat-sen (孫逸仙) and revolutionary martyrs to achieve democracy, freedom and equality,” she said. “The spirit is long-standing, universal and should be maintained by all of us.”
“All I have to say is, the Chinese Nationalist Party is the Republic of China Nationalist Party,” she said. [FULL STORY]