Saturday, June 23, 2007

Everyone's reporting it's Vincent Siew for Ma

Taiwan News and other sources are suggesting Ma is going to pick the respected politician Vincent Siew as his running mate:

Former Premier and current chairman of the Chuang Hua Institute for Economic Research Vincent Siew (蕭萬長) is expected to be named as the running mate for Kuomintang presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), said KMT sources on Friday.

Ma is expected to make the formal announcement this morning in a press conference.

Sources said Ma believes Siew’s humble and pragmatic personality and his expertise in economics and international affairs make him the most ideal candidate for the position.

This will be Siew’s second attempt to bid for the vice-president seat. He played second fiddle to honorary KMT Chairman Lien Chan (連戰) in 2000.

Siew is known for his “mutually beneficial and co-exist markets” stance when it comes to cross-strait economy. He is also one of the few political talents respected by both the green and blue camps.
Siew (Hsiao Wen-chang) at Wiki. More commentary later if Siew is actually picked.

1 comment:

Eli said...

Someone had TVBS on before, and it sure looked like it is Vincent Siew. I'm curious what your analysis will be. I wonder if Frank Hsieh will confirm soon. With no evidence whatsoever, some local media were saying Hsieh would pick Wang Jin-pyng.