Want China Times
The United States could re-evaluate Taiwan’s presidential election, scheduled
for Jan. 16, 2016, following the nomination of Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu as the ruling party’s presidential candidate, professor Chen I-hsin of Tamkang University said on Saturday.
A special KMT party congress on Saturday approved a resolution that Chu should replace Legislative Yuan Deputy Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu as the party’s presidential candidate.
Chen said a source at a US think tank told him the US would re-evaluate its position if Chu was the KMT candidate.
Chen said US think tanks were surprised when Hung was nominated as the KMT’s presidential candidate on July 19, having expected Eric Chu to be selected. [FULL STORY]