Taiwan's 'third force' battles for presidency
Wen-Je Ko, Taiwan People's Party Chairman

June 8,Thursday, 14:00-15:00(Press Conference)
(The speech will be in English and Q & A will be in Taiwanese Mandarin with English interpreter.)

Next January, Taiwanese voters will pick the island's next president in an election that will have regional and global consequences.

A physician-turned-Taipei mayor, Ko Wen-je is the Taiwan's People's Party (TPP) candidate for poll. He positions the party he founded as Taiwan's political "third force" – he recently criticized the ruling Democratic Progressive Party for being "pro-war" for its strong stance against Chinese pressure, and blasted the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) as "too deferential" to Beijing. 

Recent polls show Ko has an outside chance of upsetting the two main parties in the election. He will come to the FCCJ to discuss recent developments in Taiwan, and what he plans to do should he become president.

How to attend
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