KMT blasts envoy over ‘Nazi’ criticism

SYMBOLIC GESTUREKMT Legislator Alicia Wang has demanded that Representative to Germany Shieh Jhy-wey return to Taiwan and pledge his allegiance to the ROC flag

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 30, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus yesterday accused Representative to Germany Shieh Jhy-wey (謝志偉) of “inciting hostilities between political parties” by attributing a recent Nazi costume controversy to a lack of transitional justice in Taiwan.

KMT caucus secretary-general Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) told a news conference at the legislature that as a representative of the nation, “Shieh’s duty is to protect the nation’s topmost interests and to let the involved countries understand our stance, rather than causing misunderstanding and other potential controversies.”

“Shieh is no longer a political talk show host [as he once was],” Chiang said, adding that the envoy’s remarks have tainted his diplomatic status.

Chiang called on Minister of Foreign Affairs David Lee (李大維) to rein Shieh in, but added that the minister would probably not be able to do so, because Shieh has President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on his side.   [FULL  STORY]

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