Saturday’s elections will be a “generational battle,” film director Wu Nien-jen (吳念真) said yesterday as he urged voters to support New Power Party (NPP) legislative candidates.
People who were born in the 1970s, 1980s or 1990s should be society’s “backbone,” but many candidates are from older generations, he told a campaign event in Taipei, adding that the younger generation should “step up.”
Wu, who has appeared in campaign videos endorsing the NPP’s Claire Wang (王婉諭), who came into the national spotlight after her daughter was murdered in Taipei in 2016, and Kao Yu-ting (高鈺婷), said people his age would feel “more at ease” if people like Wang and Kao are in the legislature.
Photo: Wu Su-wei, Taipei Times
In other developments, Formosa Alliance Chairman Lo Jen-kuei (羅仁貴) said a campaign team has been canvassing for votes as it travels from Taipei to Kaohsiung, having started on Wednesday and is due to arrive in Kaohsiung on Friday.
The pro-Taiwanese independence party has nominated 12 district candidates and six at-large candidates.
Additional reporting by Yu Chao-fu
Photo: Tsai Shu-yuan, Taipei Times
EVA Airways was ranked the eighth-best airline in the world for this year, the only Taiwanese carrier to make it into the top 25 Airline Excellence Awards this year, aviation reviews Web site AirlineRatings.com said on Wednesday. AirlineRatings.com has a seven-star rating system to evaluate more than 360 airlines around the world every year, EVA Airways said in a statement on Thursday. “We are delighted that efforts by the entire EVA staff have been recognized by Airline Ratings,” EVA Airways president Clay Sun (孫嘉明) said in the release. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the company identified and adopted services and procedures that enhance and
Tropical storm Guchol is moving in a northeasterly direction off the east coast of the Philippines and will not hit Taiwan, but will impact local weather starting on Friday, the Central Weather Bureau said Thursday. The storm would bring a low-pressure system northward toward the vicinity of Taiwan, forecaster Chao Hung (趙竑) said. Northern Taiwan will see intermittent rain showers in the morning, and thunderstorms in the afternoon on Friday, he said, adding that rain would be heavier on the east coast and in the central-southern mountainous areas. Rainfall would continue into Saturday, and would spread throughout Taiwan proper, he
Exiled Chinese democracy advocate Wang Dan (王丹) yesterday denied an accusation by former Taiwanese political worker Lee Yuan-chun (李援軍) that Wang had sexually harassed him in a hotel room in New York nine years ago. There was a huge gap between Lee’s accusation and his own understanding and memory, Wang wrote on Facebook, adding it was hard for him to respond further regarding a “unilateral description” made by someone else. Wang made the remarks after his initial response on Facebook was met with criticism, with people saying he did not directly address the allegation. Lee on Friday wrote on Facebook that he
#METOO MOVEMENT: A woman who formerly worked at the TPP said that she was repeatedly harassed by a party deputy secretary last year and it was covered up Vice President and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman William Lai (賴清德) yesterday announced new party procedures for filing complaints and investigating reports of sexual misconduct in response to more accusations of negligence against the party in handling reports of sexual abuse. In what local media dubbed Taiwan’s #MeToo movement, more people went public yesterday with allegations about the DPP, other parties and local governments. Lai said he deeply regrets the situation and apologized to the victims, while also praising them for having the courage to come forward. “When facing bullying and violations in the workplace, it is most important to stand up to