Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
Tsai Ing-wen, the chair and presidential candidate of Taiwan’s opposition
Democratic Progressive Party, spoke of solidarity as she attended the Republic of China National Day ceremony on Saturday under the close watch of local media.
It was the first time Tsai had attended a National Day ceremony since President Ma Ying-jeou of the Kuomintang took office in 2008, despite being the head of the DPP from 2008 to 2012 and again in 2014.
Before attending the ceremony, Tsai said she was taking part in this year’s festivities hoping that it will no longer be an issue whether or not opposition parties take part in National Day celebrations. She also said an atmosphere of solidarity has begun to emerge in the natio, and expressed the hope that everybody could unite to protect Taiwan’s valuable democracy and freedom and that the nation would stay united however the presidential campaign develops. [FULL STORY]