By: Chen Chao-fu and Joseph Yeh
Kaohsiung, Dec. 1 (CNA) A Kaohsiung city councilor voiced his dismay Sunday after prosecutors decided not to charge opposition Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) with treason for visiting Beijing's liaison offices in Hong Kong and Macau in March.
During his visit to Hong Kong and Macau as Kaohsiung mayor to sell the city's agricultural products, Han held meetings with top officials at the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the two special administrative regions of China.
Kaohsiung City Councilor Chen Chih-chung (陳致中), the son of former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁), and four other city councilors, filed a complaint against Han with the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office on March 27, accusing him of treason.
They argued that by meeting with Chinese officials, Han gave tacit consent to China's "one country, two systems" unification formula and thus had undermined Taiwan's national interests and sovereignty. [FULL STORY]