PUSHING BOUNDARIES:Lee Chun-yi said that Chen Chen-hsiang and the KMT had announced a political agreement with Beijing without authorization
Date: Dec 29, 2016
By: Hsiao Ting-fang and Lin Liang-sheng / Staff reporters
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Lee Chun-yi (李俊俋) on Monday called for the Mainland Affairs Council to investigate possible violations of the Act Governing Relations Between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area (兩岸人民關係條例) by Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Vice Chairman Chen Chen-hsiang (陳鎮湘), who led a KMT delegation to Beijing last week.
While in Beijing, Chen announced with China’s Taiwan Affairs Office Minister Zhang Zhijun (張志軍) “eight points of consensus,” that touched on political issues such as Taiwanese independence.
Lee said that Chen and the KMT had announced or signed a political agreement with China without the authorization of the council, in violation of the law.
The eight points that the KMT and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) put forward during Chen’s visit, which included the upholding of the “common political foundation of the 1992 consensus and opposition against Taiwan’s [de jure] independence;” the deepening of inter-party rank-and-file exchanges between the two parties; promoting cross-strait exchanges and cooperation in agriculture, fishery and tourism and of small and middle enterprises and providing services to the marketing of agricultural and fishery products and tourist packages. [FULL STORY]