Dec. 18 was the first televised national policy presentation for the 2020 presidential election. However, when it comes to the issues of sovereignty, the event suddenly turned into a session of debate.
During the first televised national policy presentation session, presidential candidates from the ruling DPP, opposition KMT, and PFP shared the platform to express their policies. However, shortly after the event kicked off, it has turned into a session of debate.
After your close friend No.1 stepped down, your close friend No.2 became the secretary general. Mayor Han, care to explain how this happened?
Why this question? In the second round of debate, why don't you keep asking me how I got my food and seasonings in my house, and whether I stole them?
KMT Presidential Candidate Han Kuo-yu challenged DPP Candidate Tsai Ing-wen with questions on the status of Taiwan and criticized Tsai for only referring to Taiwan as "this nation" in the past three years.
I hope that, if President Tsai does not support Taiwan independence, you need to clearly state it. And please follow my lead and shout this slogan "Long live the ROC" three times. I hope you have the guts to say it, otherwise just say that you support Taiwan independence.
Aren't we here to elect the next president of the ROC? I currently am the fourteenth president, and we are in the process of electing the fifteenth. Also, don't we have many national flags in this venue? Isn't the ROC Constitution in place? So when he (Han Kuo-yu) talked about the identity of the ROC, it really sounds like a non-issue.
While candidates of both major parties engaged in heated debates, People First Party Candidate James Soong emphasized on his unyielding resolution to defend the ROC sovereignty.
In the next four years, it's impossible for Taiwan to either become independent to reunite with China. But James Soong is resolute in defending the sovereignty of the Republic of China. That will never change. I only want Taiwan to win, I want the Republic of China to win. I will only serve one term and I will maintain justice. It's an important statement so I need to say it three times.
Dec. 29 will be the first presidential debate ahead of the 2020 presidential election. PTS will be responsible for holding the event.