By: Matthew Strongm, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Issues concerning young people will be addressed Sunday at a
debate staged by the student associations of seven universities with Kuomintang presidential candidate Eric Liluan Chu, Democratic Progressive Party vice-presidential candidate Chen Chien-jen and People First Party presidential contender James Soong.
The staging of live televised debates has become embroiled in quarreling between the KMT and the DPP, but Sunday’s event would show the first interaction between three major candidates responding to questions from a youth audience.
Since students were both the organizers and the audience, the three candidates would have a unique opportunity to address the concerns of a group of voters which might play a decisive part on January 16, reports said.
Organizers said they were expecting 2,500 young people to attend the debate about issues such as education, employment and housing. [FULL STORY]