Date: Sep 30, 2016
By: Chung Li-hua and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporter and staff writer, with CNA
Several Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members said a discussion about the party’s core values
is necessary as they called for a rescheduling of events marking the 30th anniversary of the DPP’s founding that were to take place at the Grand Hotel in Taipei on Wednesday, but were canceled due to Typhoon Megi.
On Sept. 28, 1986, 132 people took an oath at the Grand Hotel to found the DPP at a time when Taiwan was still under martial law and the establishment of new political parties was not allowed.
The DPP planned to hold an expanded meeting of its Central Standing Committee at the hotel, inviting all 18 members of the organizing committee to a reunion.
Hsu Jung-shu (許榮淑), one of the 18 who founded the party, on Wednesday said the DPP should consider the interests of Taiwanese and adopt a clear and definite cross-strait policy to avoid reacting passively to Beijing’s moves. [FULL STORY]