Date: Jun 10, 2017
By: Tsai Wen-chu and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
Tainan Mayor William Lai’s (賴清德) comment espousing “friendly relations with China,
while loving Taiwan” became the focus of a city council meeting on Thursday, with Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) councilors demanding that he clarify his statement.
KMT Tainan City Councilor Hsieh Lung-chieh (謝龍介) Hsieh said Lai’s comment on Monday does not seem to differ from the policy of former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and reflects a “double standard” on cross-strait policy.
Lai and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) were very critical of Ma’s cross-strait policies throughout his presidency, panning Ma for being “too friendly” toward China and accusing him of “selling out” Taiwan, Hsieh said. [FULL STORY]