By: Chen Chun-chung, Yu Kai-hsiang and Flor Wang
Taipei, March 27 (CNA) Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Chen Ming-tong (陳明通)
said Wednesday that Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) recent visits to Beijing’s liaison offices in Hong Kong and Macau were “politically sensitive” and a first for a Taiwan politician.
“It was an extremely politically sensitive act,” Chen said prior to a legislative hearing.
“Neither former Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊), who is now secretary-general at the Presidential Office, nor former Taipei Mayor and former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) took such a step when they visited Hong Kong or Macau in their capacity as local government heads,” he said.
Chen said Taiwan has been facing a very difficult situation since Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) in January unveiled a set of guidelines for Taiwan’s unification with China based on a “one country, two systems” model. [FULL STORY]