Date: Aug 08, 2015
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
People First Party (PFP) presidential candidate James Soong (宋楚瑜) yesterday struck
back at the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) over its criticism of his presidential bid, saying he is neither a person crippled by a dismal support rating after eight years in the office, nor someone who forcibly expropriated people’s private property to benefit large corporations.
Soong made the remarks yesterday morning during an interview with Hit FM radio host Clara Chou (周玉蔻) in response to an accusation on Thursday by the KMT that he is derived from former president Chiang Ching-kuo’s (蔣經國) spirit.
“Chiang’s spirit contained two parts: cross-strait policies and domestic policies. The former emphasized that he was both a Chinese and a Taiwanese, and that he would not turn his back on the Zhonghua minzu [Chinese ethnic group, 中華民族], nor walk away from his responsibility to Taiwanese,” Soong said.
As for his domestic policies, Chiang attached great importance to economic development, but at the same time, he also stressed the importance of justice in wealth distribution, added Soong, who served as a personal English translator for Chiang.