Kaohsiung Mayor Han’s visit to Hong Kong Liaison Office ‘1st step in selling out Taiwan’: Sing Pao Daily News
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After having unannounced meetings with the top liaison officers
of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for Hong Kong and Macau behind closed doors over the weekend, Hong Kong newspaper Sing Pao Daily News described the gatherings as “private meetings with China to acquiesce to one country two systems,” “Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu sells out Taiwan,” and “Selling out Taiwan is first step in Han Kuo-yu’s reliance on CCP to realize his presidential dream.”
On Sunday (March 24), Sing Pao reported that during Han’s trip to Hong Kong and Macau, he met with the CCP’s Director of the Hong Kong Liaison Office, Wang Zhimin (王志民) and its Director of the Macau Liaison Office, Fu Ziying. The article alleged that in visiting the Hong Kong Liaison office Han was committing a “disguised form of acquiescence” to the “one country, two systems” framework.
Han is on a tour of Hong Kong, Macau, and the Chinese cities of Shenzhen and Xiamen, officially to sell farm and fish products from Kaohsiung, but his meetings with Chinese officials have drawn the most flak. Although Han repeatedly argued he was just “struggling for the economy,” “selling fruits,” and making friends, his words and deeds have provoked criticism from many walks of life in Taiwan for “smuggling China and selling Taiwan.”
When asked about the nature of the meeting in the Hong Kong Liaison Office, Han said he and Wang merely talked about, “Past jobs, life’s hardships, and wives and children, as well as the future of Hong Kong and Kaohsiung.” As for his meeting in the Macau Liaison Office with Fu Ziying, Han casually responded that it was “pure emotional communication.” [FULL STORY]