DPP mistaken comment as support from U.S.: KMT mainland affairs head

eTaiwan News
Date: 2015-05-29
By: Central News Agency

Taipei, May 29 (CNA) A notable Kuomintang (KMT) figure on Friday said that “someone” had mistaken a comment by a U.S. State Department official as a gesture supporting the opposition Democratic Progressive Party. Such a huge misunderstanding could be problematic, said Kao Koong-lian (???), a former deputy chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), who also serves as a special consultant to KMT Chairman Eric Chu (???) and the director of the KMT’s Department of Mainland Affairs. At a Brookings Institute speaking event titled “Taiwan: A vital partner in East Asia” held May 21 in Washington D.C., Susan A. Thornton, deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of East Asian Pacific Affairs, commended the firm foundation of dialogue and exchange that has been established between Taiwan and China, and that Taiwan, China and even the U.S. have benefited from warming relations across the strait.     [FULL  STORY]

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