Date: Nov 17, 2015
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus yesterday said that remarks made by former
American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) chairman Richard Bush on the sidelines of a closed-door seminar between KMT presidential candidate Eric Chu (朱立倫) and dozens of US academics in Washington on Friday was suggestive of US support for the KMT chairman.
KMT Legislator Lin Yu-fang (林郁方) said that Bush’s remarks that the US valued the cross-strait developments under President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) administration since 2008 and that it would like to see it continued was what the US had been wanting to say, but could not.
“This bodes ill for Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), as in the US’ mind, it has already graded the KMT and the DPP based on their cross-strait policies,” Lin said.
“What people say during elections might vastly differ from what they say after becoming policymakers. To me, that is where the problems lie,” Bush said. [FULL STORY]