Fri, Sep 28, 2012 - Page 3 News List

DPP to celebrate 26th anniversary, vows to win trust

By Chris Wang  /  Staff reporter

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is to celebrate its 26th anniversary today, with DPP Chairman Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) telling foreign diplomatic corps at a reception party yesterday that the party would work hard to win back public’s trust and return to power.

“What Taiwanese wish to see is a government that can walk the walk, that doesn’t skirt its responsibilities and that is capable of governing,” Su told dozens of foreign representatives.

The DPP has taken the initiative to propose a Compassionate Economic Package (CEP) to rejuvenate the domestic economy, Su said, adding that the party focused on fostering a better investment environment to attract foreign direct investment.

On the escalating tensions in the East China Sea, Su said the DPP continued to emphasize the use of peaceful diplomacy to resolve the regional crisis and for all parties to “put aside differences and seek a diplomatic solution.”

Among the foreign dignitaries at the reception was American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Chris Marut, who arrived in Taiwan last week to replace William Stanton.

The DPP plans to hold an anniversary ceremony today at the Grand Hotel, where former DPP chairpersons and party heavyweights are to make speeches to commemorate the DPP’s 26-year history.

Former DPP chairperson Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), who is in India and unable to attend the ceremony today, issued a statement yesterday, urging the party to continue to stand on the side of the people.

“We were stronger when we stood on the same side as the people and weaker when we were away from them,” Tsai said.

The DPP’s main goal is to bring the country back on the right track and help people regain happiness and well-being, the former presidential candidate said.

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