TOO WORDY:Hung Hsiu-chu criticized Tsai Ing-wen’s ‘new model’ economy, saying the DPP candidate should refrain from using ‘adjectives’ and provide concrete policies
Date: Jun 20, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential hopeful Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱), in response to Time
magazine’s description of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) as the likely winner of January’s election, said yesterday it was because the US has little understanding of her, as, unlike Tsai, she has only recently emerged as a candidate.
After Tsai made it onto the cover of Time, Hung congratulated her adversary in a radio interview yesterday and said it was “good” that she appeared on the cover.
When asked about the magazine referring to Tsai as possibly the nation’s next leader, Hung said it was because Tsai has been preparing for the presidential election for years and the US has a good understanding of her.
Hung said that not only the US, but even the Chinese government is probably at a loss about how she has become a contender for president.
“[The magazine] said that only because they do not know me at all,” Hung said. [FULL STORY]