Hung rejects KMT criticism of Xi meet

IT”S COMPLICATED:The KMT chairwoman said that there is a lot to coordinate with Beijing, and ‘it is not possible to explain to everybody about every detail’

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 16, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff Reporter

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) yesterday denied that party chairs typically report to the party caucus before meeting with their Chinese counterparts.

Hung was asked by reporters about the KMT caucus’ complaint — expressed by caucus convener Sufin Siluko (廖國棟) — that they were not notified before the party’s headquarters announced that Hung would meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) on Nov. 1.

The chairwoman said she welcomed KMT lawmakers to “come and have a chat” with her at the party’s headquarters, but added that it is “not right” for them to complain about a lack of prior notice.

“The meetings between then-chairman Lien Chan (連戰) and former Chinese president Hu Jintao (胡錦濤), between then-president and then-chairman Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and Chinese President Xi Jinping and again between then-chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) and Xi all took place without reporting to the KMT caucus in advance,” Hung said.     [FULL  STORY]

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