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Eric Chu says with his expertise in finance, he will be devoted to economic developments and more peaceful cross-strait relations. On the other hand, Wang Ju-hsuan will play the role in assuring people of all social levels can benefit from the economic developments, especially women, laborers and minority groups.
Zhang Hong-lin, CEO of the CCW, points out that those who blocked the bills are mostly KMT legislators, including Wang Jin-ping, Hung Shiu-chu and the Whip Fei Hung-tai. They have all refused to sign the pledge to show their commitment to reforming congress.
DPP presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen says that the meeting of the cross-strait leaders involves Taiwan's dignity and national interests. It is harmful to Taiwan's democracy to announce the news in such a chaotic and hasty manner.
Chu will attend events held by the ethnic Chinese communities in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York, and the highlight will be in Washington DC, where Chu may make arrangements to enter the White House and State Department to meet officials in charge of Taiwan affairs. This will be the first time for a KMT chairman to enter the White House.
Chu says that the first goal is to maintain peace within cross-strait relations according to "One China, different interpretations" and the "1992 Consensus." The second is political reform. Chu thinks Taiwan the cabinet system suits Taiwan and the island should adopt its spirit. The operation of the Legislative Yuan should also be as simple as possible.
KMT presidential candidate Eric Chu says 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.