Date: Jan 22, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) yesterday said she is
“repulsed” by the proposal to remove “Chinese” from the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) name, saying it bears historical significance.
“I am not only repulsed by the idea, but also strongly oppose it,” Hung said when asked by radio host Tang Hsiang-lung (唐湘龍) during a morning interview with radio show UFO Breakfast whether she sees a need to change the KMT’s name, given the stigma attached to it in recent years.
Hung said the name has its own historical significance and that the recent string of “de-Sinicization” movements in Taiwan have turned Taiwanese independence from a shunned concept to a “natural component” of younger generations.
“In the minds of today’s young people, China is China and Taiwan is Taiwan and that [China] does not have much to do with them. The older generations still have certain emotional bonds [with China], but such connections are non-existent among the younger generations,” Hung said. [FULL STORY]