Newspaper article China Post

Input from the Younger Generations Will Benefit the KMT: Taipei Mayor

Newspaper article China Post

Input from the Younger Generations Will Benefit the KMT: Taipei Mayor

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu([...]) said yesterday that he supports the idea of adding new blood into the Kuomintang (KMT) and that the most important thing is to provide the younger generations with a sense of involvement.

The influence of the student population during the Sunflower Movement has brought a trend to the two major political parties of Taiwan, seeking to recruit new blood as well as encouraging younger generations to take on more important positions within political parties.

During his attendance at the International Educational Forum-Positive Emotional Education ([...]), Chu commented on the recent trend of advocating for younger generations to take on a greater role within the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the KMT.

Regarding his opinion on President Ma Ying-jeou's declaration to implement major reforms within the KMT the day before, Chu was quoted as saying "Pledging (for a reform) is one thing, how to implement it specifically is another. …

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