KMT groups planning July 5 event to mark Sino-Japanese war anniversary

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 23, 2015
By: Shih Hsiao-kuang and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) is planning an event for July 5 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second Sino-Japanese War — and whip up support for the party ahead of January’s presidential and legislative elections.

The event, cohosted by the party’s Huang Fu-hsing branch and its Culture and Communications Committee, is to stress the values of peace and the spirit of resistance, sources said, adding that it was clear from calls of maintaining KMT solidarity that the event is also intended to spur pan-blue supporters into action.

The Huang Fu-hsing branch is comprised of military veterans and their families, as well as “deep blue” supporters.

The list of invitees has not been finalized, but party sources speculate Deputy Legislative Speaker and presidential nominee Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱), KMT Vice Chairman Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) and retired generals would be on the list.     [FULL  STORY]

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