REPORTER”S NOTEBOOK: Hung’s radical China stance leaves KMT no choice

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 09, 2015
By: Peng Hsien-chun  /  Staff reporter

There was a time when the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and President Ma p03-151009-ChartYing-jeou’s (馬英九) administration could console themselves with at least one perceived advantage over the Democratic Progressive Party: their cross-strait policy.

That KMT presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) managed to squander even that advantage away explains why the KMT now appears it would stop at nothing to annul her candidacy.

The fundamental weakness of Hung’s campaign is her radical pro-unification ideology, which has prompted the top echelons of the Presidential Office, the KMT and “elders” with the pan-blue camp to unite in calls for her to withdraw from the presidential race.

If she were allowed to continue, Hung’s cross-strait platform — a mess for which Hung has only herself to blame — would doom not only her campaign, but also those of KMT legislative candidates.     [FULL  STORY]

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