Date: Sep 05, 2015
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter
Non-Partisan Solidarity Union Legislator May Chin’s (高金素梅) attendance of a
military parade in Beijing was panned by Aboriginal representatives yesterday.
“She can only represent her personal ethnicity or political identity — not all of Taiwan’s Aborigines,” Assembly of the Atayal Nation Secretary-General Utux Lbak said. “Whether you look at the matter from the perspective of culture, language, history or archeology, the vast majority of Taiwan’s Aborigines have absolutely no connection with China.”
Chin represents “mountain Aborigines” in the Legislative Yuan and was the only sitting legislator cited in media reports as being part of former vice president Lien Chan’s (連戰) controversial delegation to Beijing earlier this week.
The delegation met with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) before attending a military parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Imperial Japan in World War II. [FULL STORY]