Jaw Shaw-kong takes unique stance to win over young voters

TAIPEI (TVBS News) — Kuomintang (KMT) vice presidential candidate Jaw Shaw-kong underscored on Friday (Jan.5) his unique stance to appeal to young voters in the upcoming elections.

During a Q&A session at the National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Jaw pointed out his departure from the KMT three decades earlier, citing significant dissatisfaction with the party.

His remarks, eliciting laughter, signaled his commitment to reforming the KMT and supporting its transformation for a better future.

"Young people don't have a good impression of the KMT. What does that have to do with me? I left the KMT 30 years ago and was dissatisfied with the KMT long before you were," he told the students.

Jaw extended this distinction to KMT presidential hopeful Hou Yu-ih, asserting their singularity. He recalled Hou's potential candidacy in mayoral elections during Chen Shui-bian's tenure and praised Hou's capabilities and conduct.

"Hou Yu-ih has always been consistent. During Chen Shui-bian's tenure, the DPP wanted him to run for the Chiayi County or Taichung mayoral elections," he recalled. "Lai Ching-te also said that Hou Yu-ih is very capable and his conduct is commendable in all aspects."

With the elections approaching, Jaw's engagement with students marks his effort to garner broader support across Taiwan.