NAZI ANALOGY:DPP presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen urged Chen Deming to be ‘discreet in his behavior and words’ in the run-up to next month’s elections
Date: Dec 05, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡
英文) yesterday urged China’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) Chairman Chen Deming (陳德銘) to be “discreet in his behavior and words” during his visit to Taiwan ahead of next month’s elections after Chen said on Thursday that sometimes a politician with a high support rating causes disaster, citing Adolf Hitler as an example.
The Chinese-language Want Daily reported that Chen, when meeting Want Want Group (旺旺集團) chairman Tsai Eng-meng (蔡衍明) and other company executives on Thursday, said it is “not easy [for the media] to tell the truth” in an environment beset with “geopolitical struggles and complicated political contradictions.”
Chen said that while people do make correct judgements, sometimes it takes time for them to gain an understanding of the problems, citing Germany under the rule of Hitler during World War II as an example. [FULL STORY]