Date: Jul 26, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) yesterday said that he has not talked to People
First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜) for more than a year, in response to rumors that the two are planning to pair up for January’s presidential election.
The Liberty Times (the Taipei Times’ sister newspaper) cited an anonymous source alleging that Wang and Soong have been conversing “on a hotline” about potential collaboration for the next year’s presidential election, with Wang as the presidential candidate and Soong as his running mate.
Wang, a member of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), dismissed the report yesterday, calling it “someone’s unrealistic imagination.”
“I have not talked to Chairman Soong face-to-face or over the phone for at least a year,” Wang said. [FULL STORY]