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KMT’s Chu calls for party to embrace young talent

2018-01-13
  • Eric Chu

    Eric Chu

    New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (right) shakes hands with former KMT Chairperson Hung Hsiu-chu (left) during a memorial ceremony Saturday marking 30 years since the death of former President Chiang Ching-kuo. (CNA)

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.