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Hung to travel around Taiwan before KMT congress

Hung to travel around Taiwan before KMT congress

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang presidential contender Hung Hsiu-chu will travel around the country before the July 19 party congress which is expected to nominate her, but she will not follow President Ma Ying-jeou’s “long stay” example, reports said Saturday.
When Ma first ran for president in 2008, he used the new campaign method of staying overnight at supporters’ homes in various parts of the country in order to show he was not too aloof for the average voter.
Hung and the KMT met Friday evening and agreed the prospective candidate would travel around the country and visit areas in the south and center before the party congress, a spokesman said.
Commentators have said Hung might have a hard time winning votes in Southern Taiwan because of her strong pro-unification views and of the region’s image as being an opposition Democratic Progressive Party stronghold.
The legislative vice speaker has been attacked by critics for her hesitation about traveling to the United States and for her ideas on relations with China.
DPP presidential candidate and chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen slammed Hung Saturday for being inconsistent and for changing her proposals about China issues several times. Such policies should be stable and predictable, Tsai said.
Hung accused Tsai of trying to fool voters by pretending she did not support Taiwan Independence. The opposition leader was thinking it now but would only say so once she was elected, Hung said.


Updated : 2021-09-22 04:42 GMT+08:00