Republic of China, Taiwan as Highest Common Factor: Ko|蔡:"中華民國台灣"最大共識 柯:最大公約數


Are there new variables in the collaboration between Terry Gou and Ko Wen-je? According to reports, Gou's camp and Ko's Taiwan People's Party plan to nominate their own candidates for legislative seats representing Miaoli and Taichung instead of teaming up. Ko says 95 percent of his collaboration with Gou is free of conflict, which is an extremely high level. He added that if everything is going to be the same, why don't they merge into one party! Meanwhile, Ko commented on Tsai's address on National Day, he said that Republic of China, Taiwan is the highest common factor.


In her National Day speech, President Tsai Ing-wen claimed that "Republic of China, Taiwan" is the overwhelming consensus of Taiwan's people. She spoke the words "Republic of China" six times in her speech. Kuomintang Chairperson Wu Den-yih says she has finally met the minimum standard, while Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je refused to grade Tsai's speech but shared that he believes this is the highest common factor in Taiwan right now.

In Mandarin, country is composed of the two characters "guo jia." "Guo" is the Republic of China, and "jia" is Taiwan. At this present stage, this appears to be the highest common factor.

Ko's Taiwan People's Party is seeking to win legislative seats in next year's general elections. The candidates will not only be competing against Kuomintang and Democratic Progressive Party candidates, but also candidates loyal to Foxconn Group founder Terry Gou. Gou is planning to nominate Chen I-hua to run for a legislative seat representing Miaoli County. The Taiwan People's Party has already nominated Chu Che-cheng. Ko and Gou are collaborating for these elections, yet they have overlapped in their nominations, showing their relationship may be changing.

If we were completely the same in everything, then we might as well merge into one party. Not even your son is so obedient, so how do you expect to be 100 percent the same with an equal partner? That's impossible.

The People First Party, which can directly nominate a presidential candidate, has not yet clarified if it will nominate Chairperson James Soong. Ko said communications with Soong are fluid, and everyone has their own position and they will continue to coordinate. It remains to be seen whether a third force will emerge ahead of the elections.



總統蔡英文在國慶談話提到"中華民國台灣"是整個社會最大共識,演說還提及6次中華民國,國民黨主席吳敦義認為總算及格,而台北市長柯文哲雖然不願意為蔡英文的演說打分數,但認為也是目前台灣的最大公約數。

台北市長 柯文哲表示:「國是中華民國,家是台灣,在現階段,這好像也是最大公約數。」

以第三勢力搶攻國會席次的台灣民眾黨,在區域立委恐怕不只要面對藍綠壓力,鴻海創辦人郭台銘領頭的郭家軍,擬推派陳怡樺參選苗栗選區,原先民眾黨已經提名朱哲成,郭柯喊合作,卻在選區提名重疊,是否意味合作產生變化。

台北市長 柯文哲表示:「如果完全都一樣,那就乾脆合併成一個黨就好,你兒子都沒有那麼聽你的話,你怎麼會期待說,跟你一個partner平等的合作夥伴,百分之百跟你一樣,不可能。」

手握提名總統人選門票的親民黨,是否由黨主席宋楚瑜披戰袍出征,至今未明朗,柯文哲只說跟宋楚瑜溝通管道順暢,每個人都有自己的立場、會繼續協調,2020總統大選是否有第三勢力加入、外界持續關注。