n. Han promoted the view that Taiwan and China belong to the same country and suggested that closer ties with China would lift the economy of Taiwan. But his tone has changed as a result of the recent wave of major protests in Hong Kong, where residents have demonstrated a bill that would allow extradition to mainland China and police abuses during protests.
After one of the biggest protest processions in Hong Kong, Mr. Han said that if he was elected president, Taiwan would only be subject to the rule of China's proposal for "one country, two systems" over the dead my body ". Chinese media in Taiwan continue to support his candidacy.
widespread speculation that Mr. Gow may start a presidential campaign as an independent. Although he seems to have lost convincingly for Mr Han, the nature of the public consultation, which also explores the non-participating members, has led to the suspicion that Ms. Tsai's supporters say they support Mr Han, a weak opponent of Ms. Han. Tsai than Mr. Gow.
In addition to Mr Gow's possible independent candidacy, the independent mayor of Taipei, Co Wen-jhe, may also announce his candidacy for the January elections. If both of you join the race, it is likely to be of benefit to Ms. Tsai, as they, along with Mr. Khan, consider themselves more friendly to China than Miss Tsai, and much will likely divide voters who support closer ties with China. 19659002] Despite his victory, Mr. Khan faces challenges in his own party, in Hoomindand. As a campaign as "the president of ordinary people" and promising to make the Taiwanese enrich – without giving details of how he intends to do so – he will now have to win the party elite. may not want to openly support Han, "Van said. "He has to focus on issues that these elites will want to work with."