Date: Feb 22, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Former deputy legislative speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) yesterday urged
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) members to stop blindly adhering to the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) definition of what constitutes “loving Taiwan,” saying that the KMT should remain a staunch upholder of the Republic of China (ROC) Constitution.
“Ever since [former president] Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) galvanized debates on Taiwan’s national identity two decades ago, the KMT has forfeited its right to interpret the meaning of ‘loving Taiwan,’” Hung said on Facebook yesterday.
Hung said the definitions proposed by the DPP have been the mainstream interpretations, regardless of whether the KMT was in power, forcing the party to follow and “honor the ideas with incense.”
“That, as far as I am concerned, is one of the major reasons contributing to the KMT’s disastrous defeat today,” said Hung, who is vying for KMT chairperson against three other candidates. [FULL STORY]