REACHING UP:Saying that the nation needs a ‘second pro-localization party,’ Huang Kuo-chang said he was considering running in Tapei or New Taipei City
Date: May 05, 2015
By: Lii Wen / Staff reporter
Academia Sinica researcher and Sunflower movement leader Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) yesterday announced his decision to become a member of the New Power Party (NPP), urging more young people to join the political party launched in January by prominent social activists.
Huang, who played a central role in the Sunflower movement protests last year, told a news conference in Taipei that he remained undecided over whether to enter next year’s legislative contest.
He said that he was considering an NPP candidacy in two constituencies: Taipei’s District 4, covering Neihu (內湖) and Nangang (南港) districts; or New Taipei City’s District 12, covering Sijhih District (汐止) and six others along the nation’s northeastern coast.
Saying that grassroots organizations from both constituencies have contacted him to encourage him to join the race, Huang remained tight-lipped about a final decision, saying that it was very difficult for him to terminate his career in academia. [FULL STORY]