There has been a lot of political developments in Taiwan’s political space when it comes to recent times. If you don’t know the reason, it is because of the upcoming Taiwan Presidential Elections in January 2020. While many experts predict that President Tsai Ing-wen will be re-elected as President for one more term, we might also see a surprise.
This is also because of new parties being formed and new candidates emerging every day. We now have a new announcement from former DPP Tainan Country chief. This is regarding the formation of a new party named the Taiwan Renewal Party.
Prior to this, we already saw the announcement of a new political party from Ko Wen-Je. This means that the Taiwan Renewal party become the second major announcement in a span of just a few months. Former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator and Tainan County Magistrate Su Huan-chih has founded the Taiwan Renewal party. Su says that this new party will “propose reforms and renewal for Taiwan’s politics, economy, society, education, and culture”
He also mentions that their emphasis is on local governments. “In the nine years since he left government office, problems like the greying of the population, the marginalization of the countryside, and the gap between north and south only grew worse”, he added.
Su also commented on the China issue during the announcement of his new party. He said that there should not be debate regarding the China issue in Taiwan anymore. Because he adds that “Taiwan consensus” had already been established, with the “Republic of China on Taiwan” already a sovereign and independent nation.
He mentioned that almost 80% people in Taiwan accepted the consensus which should help stop the “continuous squabbling between the ‘green’ and ‘blue’ camps”. He also mentions that there should be harmony between “Taiwan” and the “Republic of China,”