Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: Taiwan People’s Party sues columnist for calling Ko ‘a comrade of China’

In an article titled “A Blue and White Majority Would Spiral the Legislature Into Chaos” that was published on Thursday by news Web site Newtalk (新頭殼), Yao said that Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), who is also TPP chairman, was “a comrade of China.”

The color blue in Taiwanese politics generally represents the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), while white denotes the third-party force led by Ko.

TPP spokesperson Chen You-cheng (陳宥丞) yesterday said that his party must defend itself against baseless accusations online, which could harm party interests.

The TPP has decided to sue anyone, whether during the election campaign or after the polls, who tries to slander the party or insinuate in any way that it is connected with China, Chen said.

The article’s claims that the TPP’s political stance is identical to that of China or the KMT are fabrications, TPP legislator-at-large nominee Chang Chi-lu (張其祿) said.

“The party fully supports the nation’s sovereignty and sides with Taiwanese,” Chang said, adding that the party would never side with China to oppress Taiwan.

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