By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Prominent Kuomintang leaders stayed away from the
golden wedding anniversary celebrations for former Vice President Lien Chan and Lien Fang Yu Saturday after his controversial visit to China.
The KMT honorary chairman’s presence at Thursday’s Beijing military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the victory over Japan has been widely condemned in Taiwan, not just by opposition figures but also by government leaders up to President Ma Ying-jeou.
The news that Lien and his wife were to mark their 50 years of marriage with a party Saturday evening almost immediately became a symbol of his political isolation or lack thereof, reports said. [FULL STORY]