Sun, Feb 01, 2004 - Page 1 News List

Chen urges the nation to stand up against China

MASS MEETING President Chen Shiu-bian last night addressed a crowd of 30,000 supporters at a massive campaign rally to boost support for his referendum

By Chang Yun-ping  /  STAFF REPORTER

The campaign rally in Taoyuan saw many local Hakka clan leaders throwing their support behind Chen, including Wu Yun-tung (吳運東), cousin of Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Vice Chairman Wu Po-hsiung (吳伯雄) and president of the Taiwan Medical Association.

DPP Legislator Chiu Chui-chen (邱垂貞), campaign director in Taoyuan County, yesterday urged a 50 percent voting support for Chen to win the election, as the party is still lagging behind the pan-blue camp in Hakka communities.

The first massive rally held after the Lunar New Year, the event last night drew more than 30,000 people to gather in Chung-li township.

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