The News Lens international edition is sponsored by Tutor A B C

KMT presidential candidate Eric Chu proposed a construction blueprint for Taichung on October 22, saying he will integrate Taichung City and Taichung County through road construction and urban planning to turn the region into Taiwan’s capital. He also emphasizes that he will boost cross-strait economy to create a win-win situation if elected.

Chu believes the first step is to complete transportation constructions, including speeding up the construction of expressways and the MRT, to connect Taichung City and Taichung County.

The presidential candidate says urban planning is crucial for Taichung, which is already a big city. In order to make Taichung City a real metropolis, it must be linked with Taichung County. reports, Chu pointed out in his declaration of candidacy that cross-strait relations is not simply a matter of national identity. It is about the safety, future, economy and well being of the next Taiwanese generation. The KMT signed the 1992 Consensus during its early ruling in Taiwan, hoping to cease hostilities. After the power alternated to the DPP, cross-strait relations have regressed to a hostile situation during the DPP’s eight years in office.

Chu says, Ma’s government has opened cross-strait direct flights and developed more peaceful cross-strait relations. He says that cross-strait relations influence the economy and if there is no peace between the two countries, both sides will lose. Chu says that if he is elected president, he will be able to peacefully lead China and Taiwan to cooperate in the international arena through business and economy, and to work with the Southeast Asian market and other countries to create a win-win situation.

Chu also says that he hopes the next generation can be stronger and have a better life than his own generation. It is necessary to create opportunities for young people, but the DPP always wants to solve problems by offering subsidy.

Chu suggests that we have to enhance the competitiveness of young people to meet the needs of the world. Providing school or career guidance for young people is more helpful than giving large amounts of cash.

He stresses that the future of Taiwan is not only on the island, but also in the world. The Taiwanese must go out and encourage the younger generation to do so as well. Pushing young adults to face the challenges of the world is the only way Taiwan has hope.

Translated by June
Edited by Olivia Yang