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US News Taiwan: Beijing's favorite candidate fails to chair the opposition

05:10  26 september  2021
05:10  26 september  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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The Chinese nationalist party of the Kuomintang, the first opposition party in Taiwan, organized this Saturday the election of his Secretary General. An old party figure finally took away from a favorable candidate for "unification" with China.

with our correspondent in Taipei, Adrien Simorre

The surprise would not have taken place. Eric Chu, old party figure, was finally elected at the head of the Kuomintang with more than 45% of the votes. His rival, Chang Ya-Chung, had created the surprise in the polls a few weeks before the ballot. Favorable to unification with communist China, it was by far the Beijing "Favorite Candidate", according to Michael Cole, Canadian Analyst based in Taipei. Finally, it arrives second with 32% of the votes.

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"I voted to obstruct Chang Ya-Jun, I did not want it to be elected, Advants, relieved, Mr. Tian, ​​a thirty-year-old party. These elections did a lot of harm to the party, now it will have to work to unify us.

The Chinese nationalist party is the first opposition party of Taiwan. Favorable to a rapprochement with Beijing, however, it remains opposed to a Chinese annexation. Hence the surprise created by the lightning rise of a candidate known for his connivance with the communist regime, and openly for the unification with Communist China.

"There is now a fracture within the Chinese nationalist party, between on one side those who want to move away from China, and on the other, those who think that it is necessary to double the bet and move closer More Beijing, Brian Hioe Analysis, Taiwanese journalist and activist. But the fact that the third candidate, the youngest and most moderate [Johnny Chiang, NDLR] has lost, also shows that this party is more and more pro-Chinese. In this context, he does not have a political future in Taiwan because he can not attract young people.

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Taiwanese young people have largely prefer the progressive democratic party to power since 2016 and firmly opposed to the claims of Beijing .

The events in Hong Kong as the repeated threats of invasion of Communist China reinforce this trend. Today, nearly 90% of Taiwanese are opposed to Chinese annexation.

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