Sunday, November 30, 2014

Wuer Kaixi Puts Himself on Taiwan Ballot

Former 1989 Chinese student leader Wuer Kaixi today announced through his Facebook page that he will become a candidate in the regional representative election in Taiwan.

In his statement, he recalled the route he took in travelling to Taiwan after his exile from mainland China and eventually settling there. He says that he now feels that he is a "full Taiwanese" and it is time for him to contribute in the democracy of  that society.

He did not specify which party he will be affiliated to. The statement sounds like he will be an independent candidate.

Later on 12/26/2014, Wuer Kaixi announced that he has decided to withdraw from this round of regional elections, citing time constraints, but focus on a future candidacy in the 2016 national election instead.

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