Date: May 14, 2015
By: Shih Hsiu-chuan / Staff reporter
More controversy erupted yesterday over the attendance of six government
officials at a forum cohosted by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in Shanghai, in addition to alleged violations of administrative neutrality.
The Chinese-language Next Magazine yesterday reported that the board and lodging expenses of the six officials during their three-day stay in Shanghai earlier this month were paid by China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, while the KMT covered the cost of the flight tickets.
Asked for comment yesterday, KMT spokesperson Yang Wei-chung (楊偉中) said the report “did not get all the facts right.”
The Research Center for Relations across the Taiwan Strait under the Taiwan Affairs Office joined with the KMT’s National Policy Foundation in covering all of the expenses of all the members of the delegation from Taiwan, excluding KMT Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫), Yang said. [FULL STORY]