Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: Veteran leader needed, Soong says

Taiwan needs an experienced master to solve its problems, not more empty promises from the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) or the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), People First Party (PFP) chairman and presidential candidate James Soong (宋楚瑜) said yesterday.

As president, he would be willing to talk with China, he said, adding that a stable cross-strait relationship would not mean giving up Taiwan’s freedoms or come at the expense of democracy.

Separately yesterday at a rally against air pollution in Kaohsiung, PFP vice presidential candidate Sandra Yu (余湘) was asked to comment on a remark by DDP Legislator Kuan Bi-ling (管碧玲) that “Kaohsiung people owe Taiwan an apology.”

Yu said that Kuan was using provocative electoral language and that her party would not dance to the tune of one party provoking another.

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