Legislature not against AIIB bid

BLACK-BOX CHARGES:The KMT caucus said that protesters’ accusations that the bid was secretive were over-politicizing the matter, as Beijing had not responded yet

Taipei Times
Date:  Apr 02, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao  /  Staff reporter

Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) yesterday said that “no legislative caucus is

Premier Mao Chi-kuo, left, and Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng shake hands at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday.  Photo: Wang Min-wei, Taipei Times

Premier Mao Chi-kuo, left, and Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng shake hands at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday. Photo: Wang Min-wei, Taipei Times

opposed to the nation’s intention to join China’s proposed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank [AIIB].”

However, he also added in comments made after a closed-door meeting with Executive Yuan officials and legislative caucus representatives across party lines that there would be no entering the bank “if national dignity is not maintained.”

Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) and ministers involved in the handling of the bid to join the bank visited the Legislative Yuan, meeting Wang and the opposition parties’ caucus whips to discuss the bid.

The move to has been met with suspicion from opposition lawmakers and sparked protests late on Tuesday night.     [FULL  STORY]

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