By: Tyson Lu and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, June 26 (CNA) Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), the presidential candidate of opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), said on Friday that China has promised it will not intervene in Taiwan’s presidential election in 2016.
Tsai said China’s Taiwan Affairs Office has made the promise as she tried to ease local farmers’ fear that Beijing would stop buying Taiwan’s farm products if the pro-independence DPP won the presidential election in January next year.
She did not elaborate on what the Taiwan Affairs Office had said and under what context.
But Tsai said she hopes what the Chinese authorities mean is that they know Taiwan is a democratic society, where it is normal to see different political parties take the baton as the ruling party, and therefore they will not change their Taiwan policy because of a power rotation. [FULL STORY]