Groups urge public to reject ‘pro-China’ presidential candidates

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/07/28
By: Stacy Hsu

Photo courtesy of the Taiwan Citizen front

Taipei, July 28 (CNA) Following the official nomination of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) by the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) to represent the party in the upcoming presidential race, civic groups urged the public Sunday to protect the country from Beijing's "one country, two systems" model by voting against "pro-China" presidential candidates.

Representatives of the groups issued the warning at a press conference at a venue close to Banqiao Stadium in New Taipei City, where the KMT held a national party congress Sunday morning to officially nominate Han as its presidential candidate and deal with other party affairs.

"Both Han and KMT Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) have expressed their intention to sign a cross-strait peace agreement with China, a document that will acknowledge Taiwan as being part of China and reduce its future to a domestic issue of Beijing," said Taiwan Citizen Front Founder Lai Chung-chiang (賴中強).

Lai was referring to remarks made by Han during a joint interview he gave to Taiwan-based foreign correspondents in February, at which the mayor said it is inevitable that Taipei will negotiate a peace agreement with Beijing.    [FULL  STORY]

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