INTERACTION:The goal of the forum is to reduce the negative effects and damage caused to cross-strait relations by President Tsai Ing-wen, the KMT’s Alex Tsai said
Date: Nov 03, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
The Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) annual forum with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began
yesterday in Beijing and a new panel — the political panel — was created to “explore possibilities for cross-strait political talks,” KMT Vice Chairman Steve Chan (詹啟賢) said.
At the opening ceremony, Chan said the forum has taken place since 2006 and during those years “the KMT had been in opposition, became the ruling party [in 2008] and has now again become the opposition.”
“Looking back on the 10-year history of the forum, we see that the resolutions made in the past have been adopted by the governments in each side of the Taiwan Strait and turned into policies that greatly benefited the people,” he said.
Chan said that government officials of both sides had participated in the forum over the past eight years to discuss possible policies, which was “a rare page in history.” [FULL STORY]