ULTIMATE GOAL:The KMT presidential candidate warned of the consequences of advocating independence, while arguing that unification is the only way for Taiwan
Date: Oct 03, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) yesterday
said that the Republic of China (ROC) Constitution calls for “ultimate unification with China,” following Tainan Mayor William Lai’s (賴清德) comment on Wednesday that he supports Taiwanese independence.
The Constitution mandates unification with China, Hung said, adding that the “Guidelines for National Unification” — which had been the nation’s main guiding policy on cross-strait affairs until then-president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) in 2006 declared that they “ceased to apply” — have short, medium and long-term goals.
“At the end of the road, it is unification, be it in 50 years or 100 years,” Hung said.
“However, it should be our initiative to unify [China], rather than being annexed by someone else,” the deputy legislative speaker said. [FULL STORY]