Ex-DPP chief out of touch with Taiwan, activists say

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 15, 2015
By: Chen Hui-ping and Chen Wei-han  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

Several pro-localization groups yesterday urged former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairman Hsu Hsin-liang (許信良) and DPP member and former Straits Exchange Foundation chairman Hung Chi-chang (洪奇昌) to stop meddling in the DPP and the younger generation’s pursuit of Taiwanese independence.

They said that the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), following its bruising defeat in last year’s nine-in-one elections and to secure its chances in next year’s presidential and legislative elections, has been playing up the so-called “1992 consensus” in an attempt to divert public attention from the failures of President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) administration and focus on cross-strait relations.

The consensus refers to a supposed tacit understanding between the KMT and the Chinese Communist Party that both Taiwan and China acknowledge there is “one China, with each side having its own interpretation of what that means.”     [FULL  STORY]

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