Mayor of New Taipei City Eric Chu has called on his party, the opposition KMT, to embrace young political talent.
Chu is a leading figure in the KMT, having previously served as the party’s chairman and having run as the party’s presidential candidate in 2016. He was speaking Saturday during a memorial ceremony marking 30 years since the death of former President Chiang Ching-kuo.
Asked about the KMT’s future political stars, Chu said the party should allow more young people to enter politics, giving them a chance to become the party’s future stars. He said that many of the party’s leaders today were in turn trained by the late President Chiang Ching-kuo.
Asked if the KMT’s frequent commemorations of Chiang Ching-kuo and his father, Chiang Kai-shek, might sap the interest of young people in the party, Chu said that important leaders ought to be remembered.