Want China Times
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Tsai Ing-wen, who is the opposition party’s
2016 presidential candidate, was recently criticized by another presidential hopeful as “intending to push for Taiwan’s independence, but not daring to say so before being elected.”
In response to deputy legislative speaker Hung Hsiu-chu’s criticism, Tsai merely said, “the formation of any policy needs to be stable, predictable and in line with public opinion.” This was a hollow statement that failed to explain her stance on the issue.
Since the local elections last November, foreign investment in Taiwan has stalled because of the increasing political risks created by DPP and DPP-backed mayors and magistrates, who have been rejecting public project contracts signed by their predecessors of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT). [FULL STORY]