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Hau criticizes Su after unveiling election slogan

By Mo Yan-chih  /  STAFF REPORTER

Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) yesterday said the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Taipei mayor candidate Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) had failed to present any solid policies in his press conference yesterday, urging his opponent to refrain from trying to fool Taipei residents with empty slogans.

“What Su offered today is a slogan. He did not give any policies, thoughts or promises to take any action. Where is the beef?” Hau said after a weekly meeting at the Taipei City Hall.

Responding to his opponent’s campaign event even before reporters raised questions, Hau criticized Su for not making known his position on the issue of an economic cooperation framework agreement (ECFA) and further urging him to present his policies on the development of Songshan Airport.

“An ECFA is not a political ­issue, but a municipal issue because it will affect local businesses and labors ... Mr Su should offer his vision on the development of Taipei City,” he said.

Hau, seeking re-election in November’s Taipei mayoral election representing the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), has suffered from low support in many polls since taking office.

Stepping up his own campaign, Hau touted his municipal projects yesterday while promoting direct flights from Songshan Airport to Shanghai’s Hongqiao Airport starting next Monday.

The Taipei City Government will further push for direct flights between Songshan Airport and Japan’s Haneda Airport and Gimpo Airport in South Korea by the end of the year.

“I expect Su to present his policies on the development of Songshan Airport, rather than trying to hoodwink Taipei residents with empty slogans,” he added.

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