By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Kuomintang would be prepared to mediate if relations between Taiwan and China deteriorated after President-elect Tsai Ing-wen’s May 20 inauguration, KMT Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu said Saturday.
Beijing sees Taiwan as part of “One China” and Tsai’s Democratic Progressive Party as the main supporter of Taiwan Independence, leading to concern that China might take action against the island after she is sworn in on Friday.
Should the new situation lead to a change or to backtracking in cross-strait relations, the KMT would not sit idly by but come out and mediate, Hung said at a party event in Kaohsiung Saturday.
The KMT leader said relations between Taiwan and China were the most important of important government policies. If they showed change or regression, they would influence the sustainable development of the whole nation, so Tsai should pay them close attention, according to Hung. [FULL STORY]