UNIFICATION PROPONENT?Critics said that the choice of former ARATS deputy general secretary Wang Xiaobing was inappropriate because of his political views
Date: Dec 03, 2016
By: Yang Chun-huei, Shih Hsiao-kuang and William Hetherington / Staff reporters, with staff writer
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) on Thursday confirmed that it is to hire a consultant who was a Chinese official tasked with pursuing the nation’s unification with China.
KMT Central Policy Committee director Alex Tsai (蔡正元) said that former deputy general secretary of China’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) Wang Xiaobing (王小兵) will be hired as a consultant for the party’s Sun Yat-sen Memorial Library Foundation.
Tsai said the aim is to better understand how information about the party’s history is used by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).
Wang’s work over the past 30 years has focused on Taiwan, Tsai said, adding that he is familiar with the nation’s political situation. [FULL STORY]