KMT CAPITALIZING?Taipei City Government policy adviser Hung Chih-kun said ‘one China’ was missing, while others said the slogan promotes Taiwanese independence
Date: Nov 02, 2015
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate Eric Chu’s (朱立倫) latest
campaign slogan unveiled yesterday has triggered a heated online discussion on its underlying messages, as well as bringing accusations of plagiarism.
Early yesterday, Chu posted on Facebook a photograph showing a billboard in Taipei’s downtown area with the slogan “One Taiwan.”
“Past campaigns were usually a process of prolonged bickering … but after staring at a few key words — solidarity, action and strength — which I selected from a long list, I have come to a realization about the predicaments Taiwan has experienced over the years,” Chu wrote on Facebook.
Chu said he realized that people generally tend to spend more time arguing over problems than trying to tackle them, which has led to the nation’s stagnant economy and “social chaos.”
Addressing Taiwan’s problems requires unity, mutual tolerance and comprehension, Chu said.
“We must jointly march forward into the future with a multicolored, diversified, and united ‘one Taiwan,’” he said. [FULL STORY]