Tainan mayoral contender warns against funding from China

Tainan DPP mayoral primary is most expensive in party’s history: Lee Chun-yi

Taiwan News 
Date: 2018/01/12
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With politicians gearing up for the November 24 local

Lee Chun-yi (third from right) with the other DPP primary hopefuls for Tainan City mayor at a TV debate with host (center). (By Central News Agency)

elections, Tainan City mayoral contender Lee Chun-yi (李俊毅) has warned that China might try to influence the outcome by funding certain candidates.

Lee is one of six rivals vying to win the nomination to run for mayor as candidate of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Since Tainan is considered a DPP stronghold, the winner of the primaries is highly likely to become the southern city’s next mayor.

On Friday, Lee announced he was spending NT$12.75 million (US$430,000) on his campaign, and invited his opponents to come clean about their financial situation, the Liberty Times reported.    [FULL  STORY]

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