By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen called on the local
media to refrain from transpiring further speculations about Tainan Mayor William Lai’s support for Taiwan independence and efforts to alienate himself from the DPP, reports said Sunday.
Tsai’s response came during a visit to Taichung as part of her campaign trip over the weekend, where she was accompanied by DPP Taichung City Councilor Chen Shih-kai at a Mozi Temple in the city’s Longjing District.
Lai’s emphasis on his support for Taiwan Independence earlier this week led commentators to speculate whether he was trying to distance himself from Tsai’s advocacy of the status quo. [FULL STORY]