Date: Mar 15, 2017
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has made a deliberate effort to stir up resentment over reports that at least 80 universities signed letters capitulating to Beijing’s “one China” policy, in a bid to increase tensions across the Taiwan Strait and distract the public from its poor governance, a Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) think tank said yesterday.
DPP Legislator Chen Ting-fei (陳亭妃) disclosed a letter signed by National Tsing Hua University that promised prospective Chinese students there would be no mention of “one China, one Taiwan” in course materials.
Minister of Education Pan Wen-chung (潘文忠) has launched an investigation into universities that signed similar agreements, and the faculty members who were responsible for the acquiescence, National Policy Foundation chief executive officer Sun Lih-chyun (孫立群) told a news conference in Taipei.
“We should applaud minister Pan’s audacity. I believe [the investigation] would be a significant boost for his career,” Sun said.
It is “despicable” that the DPP has extended its “green terror” to campuses in an attempt to prevent Chinese students from studying in Taiwan, while first-tier Chinese schools are relaxing regulations for the enrollment of Taiwanese students, he said. [FULL STORY]