Jul 07, 2017 Business & Finance Comments Off on New Taipei Mayor denies link between banquet, presidential bid
Taipei--New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu (???), a former
presidential candidate, said on Friday that a dinner he hosted for
heads of pan-blue-led cities and counties as well as Kuomintang (KMT)
legislators had nothing to do with the 2020 presidential election.
Chu said Thursday's dinner was held by pan-blue leaders to invite
lawmakers to discuss the central government's "forward-looking"
infrastructure plan and its annual budgets and controversial five-day
The workweek rules have been criticized by many local government
chiefs and business leaders since they took effect at the beginning
of this year, and the infrastructure plan was also widely questioned
before it passed the Democratic Progressive Party-controlled
Legislature this week.
Chu commented on the dinner when asked by reporters if it was part
of his efforts to lay the groundwork for a possible second presidential
bid. The New Taipei mayor ran for president in January 2016 but was
beaten by the DPP's Tsai Ing-wen (???).
He also denied a report that he will host another dinner next week
for KMT party workers.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel
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