Su Chin-chiang (
However, some critics, such as TSU Legislator Lo Chih-ming (
But they quickly dropped out of the running after Lee dissuaded them.
TSU caucus whip Legislator Huang Tsung-yuan (
Su said that he appreciated Lee's support and he will hold the "line of Lee Teng-hui," which sides with the Taiwanese people and always bears Taiwan's interests in mind.
"The TSU will continue to follow former president Lee's path and endeavors to make Taiwan become a normal nation -- a humanistic nation that is free from China's military threats and can develop peacefully," Su said.
Su also said that the most urgent matter for the TSU now was to speed up reform and recruit more new blood and a younger generation of supporters for the party.
"The TSU will also have to enhance its concern about minority groups," Su added.
In response to criticism from some TSU members, Su said that he is willing to engage in self-examination and humbly accept others' advice.
"What we do is for the sake of Taiwan, after all," Su said.