Controversy over Lien’s presence at WWII parade in Beijing continues

Want China Times
Date: 2015-09-04

Former Taiwanese vice president and honorary chair of Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang Lien Chan has concluded his trip to Beijing after attending a massive military parade aimed at celebrating the 70th anniversary of the war of resistance against Japanese aggression, but the controversy over his China visit has not stopped there.

KMT chair Eric Chu said Lien’s case will be turned over to the party’s disciplinary committee for review.

Chu stated that the stance of the government and the KMT is identical, which is to stick to the historical facts that the Nationalist government led the campaign against Japanese aggression and scored the final victory.

The KMT had asked current officials not to attend the parade, Chu said, adding that the action to be taken after the party heavyweight attended the parade will be left for the disciplinary committee to decide. Lien served as KMT chairman from 2000-2005.

“The KMT is a democratic party and those with different views will be sent to committees, such as the disciplinary and central standing committees, for discussion,” Chu said.     [FULL  STORY]

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