Date: Jun 21, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) is said to have invited several public figures not affiliated with the
party — including National Chengchi University professor Hsu Shih-jung (徐世榮), a campaigner often seen on the streets protesting the government’s land policies — to its weekly Central Standing Committee meeting to deliver speeches.
The Chinese-language Apple Daily reported that the KMT is to invite personalities from different walks of life to the meeting, which until now has seen only public officials giving policy presentations.
The list of invitations disclosed so far includes Hsu, director Khan Lee (李崗), who is now working on the second part of Taiwanese history documentary film Attabu (阿罩霧風雲), and high-school teacher Tseng Kai-hsin (曾愷芯), a male by birth who has recently received national attention for her decision to undergo gender reassignment surgery.
Hsu confirmed the report on Facebook, saying that he has accepted the invitation and is slated to give a speech at the meeting on Wednesday next week. [FULL STORY]