Housing Policy as a Focus for Taipei Mayoral Candidates 北市長選戰 黃珊珊.蔣萬安住宅政策交鋒

Confirmed and would-be Taipei City mayor candidates including Vivian Huang, Chiang Wan-an and Lin Chia-lung are promoting their family and housing platforms ahead of the year-end race.

Lin Chia-lung, who is pursuing the Democratic Progressive Party's nomination for Taipei City mayor, says he will provide up to NT$200,000 to newlyweds for family planning, subsidies for egg freezing, and up to NT$160,000 in interest subsidies on startup loans. During a radio interview, Lin also said he wants to discuss the transition of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall with Kuomintang's Chiang Wan-an.

Lin Chia-lung, Ambassador-at-Large: “I have already taken the initiative of extending the invitation. I think he has the status to carry out certain transitional justice-related missions.”

Lin also took advantage of the opportunity to promote himself as the DPP's most suitable candidate and called on the party to accelerate its nomination process. Taipei City Deputy Mayor Vivian Huang, who is expected to run as an independent candidate, says people's unwillingness to have children isn't just about money.

Vivian Huang, Taipei City Deputy Mayor: “It's not just about money. You can throw money at them, but they're still not going to have children if they're only earning NT$20,000-30,000 a month. You need to improve the overall environment.”

With Huang having yet to announce which party she plans to represent, Chiang and the KMT's city council candidates are promoting "true blue."

Chiang Wan-an, Taipei City Mayor Candidate (KMT): “This question should be addressed to Deputy Mayor Huang. My party affiliation is clear. I am the KMT candidate. At the end of the year, I will be running for mayor as the KMT's candidate.”

As for Huang saying the city government already has a "young-old residential switch" policy, Chiang said implementation is more important than who came up with the idea first. Chiang has not responded directly to Lin calling him out by name, only saying he is proud to be a member of the Chiang family and he wants to transform Taipei into an international city that matters.











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