KMT’s Chu calls for party to embrace young talent

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2018-01-13

Mayor of New Taipei City Eric Chu has called on his party, the opposition KMT, to

New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (right) shakes hands with former KMT Chairperson Hung Hsiu-chu (left) during a memorial ceremony Saturday marking 30 years since the death of former President Chiang Ching-kuo. (CNA)

embrace young political talent.

Chu is a leading figure in the KMT, having previously served as the party’s chairman and having run as the party’s presidential candidate in 2016. He was speaking Saturday during a memorial ceremony marking 30 years since the death of former President Chiang Ching-kuo.

Asked about the KMT’s future political stars, Chu said the party should allow more young people to enter politics, giving them a chance to become the party’s future stars. He said that many of the party’s leaders today were in turn trained by the late President Chiang Ching-kuo.

Asked if the KMT’s frequent commemorations of Chiang Ching-kuo and his father, Chiang Kai-shek, might sap the interest of young people in the party, Chu said that important leaders ought to be remembered.    [SOURCE]

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