‘NOT SWORN ENEMIES’:The KMT chairwoman also accused the DPP of changing its stance on ractopamine after the election, and called ill-gotten assets ‘a false issue’
Date: May 15, 2016
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) yesterday said that her
party would mediate if cross-strait relations deteriorate after Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) president-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) assumes office on Friday.
Meeting with female KMT members in Kaohsiung yesterday, Hung called on Tsai to pay special attention to cross-strait relations, as “it is the most important of all the issues that have major effects on the nation’s development.”
Hung also said that Tsai should pay equal attention to economic development, otherwise her administration might face serious consequences.
“If cross-strait relations deteriorate or move backward because the incoming government that is to take office on Friday holds a different view from the KMT’s, the KMT would not avoid the responsibility to help mediate and would not just sit and watch,” Hung said, adding that the DPP and the KMT are not sworn enemies, but merely two contestants in the same race. [FULL STORY]