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DPP launches election campaign in Hakka areas

DPP launches election campaign in Hakka areas

Taipei, Sept. 23 (CNA) Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) embarked Wednesday on a campaign tour of cities and townships along the No. 3 Highway on the west coast, where people mainly of Hakka ethnicity live. DPP Chairwoman and presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (???), accompanied by legislative candidates and party functionaries, started out from Lungtan (??) in Taoyuan on what has been dubbed "a romantic tour along the No. 3 Highway." During the three-day tour along a 115-kilometer stretch of highway, they are scheduled to stop in 11 other cities and townships in Taoyuan, Hsinchu and Miaoli counties, and Taichung City, areas where the population is predominantly Hakka. At a rally at a historic site in Lungtan, Tsai said the DPP would show its support for Hakka culture and heritage through its actions. She paid tribute to the contributions of the Hakka people to regional development, and said others would learn the value of showing solidarity and tolerance in a multicultural Taiwanese society. Tsai's itinerary during the tour includes visits to the home of Hakka writer Chung Chao-cheng (???), a memorial park dedicated to composer Deng Yu-hsien (???), a tea plantation, and several Hakka handicraft shops. She will also meet with young people in Hakka communities to discuss career development and the preservation of Hakka culture. (By S.P. Yeh and Lillian Lin)


Updated : 2021-04-16 06:48 GMT+08:00