Growing KMT rift evident in party speeches

PERCEPTION:While the president touted Taiwan’s progress under his rule, Eric Chu questioned if the party had given enough care to the public’s plight

Taipei Times
Date: , Jul 21, 2015
By: Chang Hsiao-ti and Chen Wei-han  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

Separate speeches made by President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) and KMT presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) on the party’s national congress on Sunday showed a growing rift within the party beneath an ostensible solidarity, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers said.

Ma started the congress by saying his administration initiated improvements in various fields, including diplomatic relations, cross-strait affairs, domestic governance and the economy.     [FULL  STORY]

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