TAIPEI (The China Post) – Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) declined on April 23 to join the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) primary ahead of the 2020 Presidential Election, but said he is willing to take “future responsibilities” for Taiwan. In response to Kaohsiung mayor’s decision, Presidential Office Spokesperson Chang Tun-han (張惇涵) said the office doesn’t comment on political parties’ internal affairs.
Confronted with U.S.-China trade war and the increasingly tenser cross-strait relations, President Tsai needs to go all out and focus on national affairs Such as protecting Taiwan’s sovereignty, improving the economy, and conducting necessary reforms, he said.
April 23 also marks Premier Su Tseng-chang’s 100th day in office. Chang announced that the president would be going live on Facebook later that day to reflect on the 99 tasks that the administration has done in the past 99 days with Su. “By demonstrating what the government has done, it is hoped that DPP could win back the support from the people,” Chang said.