Chang Ya-chung, who has won over ‘deep blue’ hardline KMT members by openly embracing Taiwan reunification, speaks to the press after voting at a polling station in Taipei on September 25. Photo: AFP Chang Ya-chung, who has won over ‘deep blue’ hardline KMT members by openly embracing Taiwan reunification, speaks to the press after voting at a polling station in Taipei on September 25. Photo: AFP
Chang Ya-chung, who has won over ‘deep blue’ hardline KMT members by openly embracing Taiwan reunification, speaks to the press after voting at a polling station in Taipei on September 25. Photo: AFP
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As Taiwan’s KMT votes for new chairman, a moment of cross-strait reckoning

  • Result of four-way race will decide whether century-old party stays true to mainland-centric-roots or leans towards a more Taiwan-centric outlook
  • Among contenders is a relatively little-known NGO chief, who has impressed hardline ‘deep blue’ members with calls for cross-strait unification

Topic |   Taiwan
Chang Ya-chung, who has won over ‘deep blue’ hardline KMT members by openly embracing Taiwan reunification, speaks to the press after voting at a polling station in Taipei on September 25. Photo: AFP Chang Ya-chung, who has won over ‘deep blue’ hardline KMT members by openly embracing Taiwan reunification, speaks to the press after voting at a polling station in Taipei on September 25. Photo: AFP
Chang Ya-chung, who has won over ‘deep blue’ hardline KMT members by openly embracing Taiwan reunification, speaks to the press after voting at a polling station in Taipei on September 25. Photo: AFP
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