‘NOT MY HOMELAND’:KMT Legislator Lin Yu-fang said that an ancestral land is where one’s ancestors existed, adding that the former president’s ancestors were from China
Date: Aug 22, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislative caucus criticized former president Lee
Teng-hui (李登輝) for saying Taiwanese fought for Japan, which was then their motherland, in World War II and told him to return to what he sees as his native homeland.
Lee’s office director Wang Yan-chun (王燕軍) responded that the KMT is using the subject to turn public attention away from its incompetence and lagging public support.
Lee is reported to have said in an interview with a Japanese magazine that insofar as Taiwan had been part of Japan, Taiwanese did not fight in China’s War of Resistance Against Japan as President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) recently said at a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Republic of China’s (ROC) war against Japan.
The KMT caucus in a news conference fumed over Lee’s remarks, calling him “a bandit who sold out his nation,” “Hanjian [traitor to the Han people]” and “Japan’s running dog.” [FULL STORY]