Date: Aug 14, 2015
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter, with CNA
The Republic Party yesterday announced that United Microelectronics Corp (UMC) honorary deputy chairman John Hsuan (宣明智) has joined the party, sparking speculation whether he would represent the party in the Jan. 16 elections.
Hsuan was a cofounder of the company — the nation’s first semiconductor manufacturing firm — and had served as its chief executive officer.
“I have joined the Republic Party,” Hsuan said in a press release by the party, adding he hoped could “add to the party’s voice.”
Since the party’s founding in March, it has already attracted 100,000 members, Hsuan said, bolstering his confidence that it is a party worthy of trust and able to get things done. [FULL STORY]