Controversy after ROC ex-generals seen at Xi Jinping speech in Beijing

The China Post
Date: November 12, 2016
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The attendance of several retired Republic of China (R.O.C.) generals at an address by Xi Jinping in Beijing Friday has been criticized by lawmakers from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Footage from Chinese state broadcaster CCTV showed former general Wu Si-huai and other former officers at an event commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of the R.O.C.’s founding father Dr. Sun Yat-sen.

DPP Legislator Wu Ting-yu described the retired officers’ attendance as “humiliating,” calling for the Ministry of National Defense to respond with “stringent action.”

The lawmaker said the attendance of the retired generals was “even more deplorable” given the significant pensions they received and their prior criticism of the government.    [FULL  STORY]

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