Taipei-Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (???), who will represent the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) in the 2020 presidential election, will set up his campaign headquarters in the southern port city, according to a statement issued Tuesday by his aide.
In the statement, Han confirmed that former Premier Chang San-cheng (???) will serve as convener of his team of national policy advisers, but remained tight-lipped as to whether he will pick Chang as his running mate in the presidential election.
Han is still soliciting members for his national policy advisor team and will publish regular updates on the list of members as the team takes shape, according to the statement.
According to the statement, Chang's comments on cross-Taiwan Strait policy earlier that day that the KMT should stop using the term "1992 consensus," but rather should modify it into "constitutional one China, Taiwan first," was only his personal advocacy. Han will make public his cross-strait policy after gathering opinions and views from the general public, it added.
The "1992 consensus" refers to a tacit agreement reached in 1992 between the then KMT government of Taiwan and Chinese officials that both sides of the Taiwan Strait acknowledge there is only "one China."
Han has laid out his requirements for his vice presidential pick and is still evaluating potential candidates, according to the statement.
He has previously told the media that his running mate must have global vision and knowledge of economics and trade. "My vice president will be given the highest ever authority," he said.
The 65-year-old Chang served as premier under the administration of former President Ma Ying-jeou (???) from February to May 2016.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel