- Title: Taiwan's opposition Nationalists pick former VP Wu as party chief
- Date: 20th May 2017
- Summary: ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VOLUNTEER REGISTERING VOTER PARTY MEMBERSHIP CARD (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) 59-YEAR-OLD KUOMINTANG PARTY MEMBER, KUNG YU-MEI, SAYING: "I think the new chairman, I would say, really has to bring back consistency to the party, because if everyone has their own selfish motivation, this party will never be able to stand together. And they should also cultivate new talents, because there seems to be a chasm within the party." TAIPEI, TAIWAN (MAY 20, 2017) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF KUOMINTANG HEADQUARTERS VARIOUS OF BALLOT COUNTS DISPLAYED ON LARGE SCREEN CANDIDATE NAMES ON SCREEN READING: "6 WU DEN-YIH" AND "1 HUNG HSIU-CHU" SCREEN SHOWING BALLOT COUNTING PROGRESS MEDIA VARIOUS OF KUOMINTANG CHAIRMAN-ELECT, WU DEN-YIH, ARRIVING AT NEWS CONFERENCE
- Embargoed: 3rd June 2017 17:55
- Keywords: Democratic Progress Party chairman Kuomintang party KMT elections hung Hsiu-chu Wu Den-yih
- Location: NEW TAIPEI CITY AND TAIPEI, TAIWAN
- City: NEW TAIPEI CITY AND TAIPEI, TAIWAN
- Country: Taiwan
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA0056HN6URR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Taiwan's biggest opposition group, the China-friendly Nationalists, on Saturday (May 20) picked as its chief the island's former vice president Wu Den-yih, an advocate of improved and stable cross-strait relations.
In his acceptance speech, Wu, 69, said the party - known in Chinese as the Kuomintang (KMT) - would need to implement measures to boost the economy such as by increasing incomes and implementing pension reforms.
The Nationalists once governed all of China, but fled to Taiwan in 1949 after being defeated in a civil war with China's Communists.
The KMT and Beijing have always recognized Taiwan as part of China, but the two disagree on who rules "one China". The KMT says Taipei is the ruler, while China says the Communist party in Beijing is the legitimate government of "one China".
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