Daste: Dec 29, 2016
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday hit back at the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT)
over its recent attacks on a wide range of issues, including the government’s decisionmaking process, Japanese food imports, foreign relations and the handling of the KMT’s ill-gotten assets.
In a rare gesture, all five DPP spokespeople and a DPP lawyer called a news conference yesterday morning to rebut allegations made by the KMT.
Regarding a plan to lift the ban on food imports from five Japanese prefectures, DPP spokesman Juan Chao-hsiung (阮昭雄) said that the KMT has spread false information and disrupted public hearings on the proposed lifting.
“KMT [officials] have used the hearings as a stage to campaign for their potential entrances to next year’s party chair election, and the party has deliberately fabricated rumors to slander the government,” Juan said. [FULL STORY]