The reason for this doubt is because what Hou appears to have promised in the US vastly differs from the KMT approach of years past. If the party falls in line with Hou’s strategy and completely overhauls its foreign policy, then the candidate would have a better chance of keeping his campaign promises. The KMT is always holding Hou back, whether intentionally or unintentionally. The issue has been a hot potato for the KMT, let alone an easy question for Hou. Inside sources say that former KMT chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) originally proposed a “4Ds strategy” to Hou — defense, dialogue, democracy and deterrence.
Source: Taipei Times October 02, 2023 21:42 UTC