DPP leader chatted with KMT rival, sang most of anthem
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai
Ing-wen came under close media scrutiny Saturday as she attended the Double Ten National Day celebrations for the first time in eight years.
Taiwan’s media were especially interested in her interaction with other, mostly Kuomintang, political heavyweights and in her attitude toward the national anthem.
Ever since President Ma Ying-jeou took office in 2008, the DPP leadership had stayed away from the official parades and banquets on October 10 in Taipei City. Tsai changed her mind this time because she wanted to emphasize harmony in the run-up to the January 16 presidential and legislative elections, which she is highly likely to win. [FULL STORY]