Date: Jan 24, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Pro-unification professor of Chinese literature Wang Hsiao-po (王曉波) on Friday said that the only way for the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) to survive is to cooperate with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and achieve a peaceful unification.
While some have proposed removing “China” from the KMT’s party name, others have said that the party took a drubbing in the election because it is against mainstream public opinion — meaning that it is not “green” enough.
Wang was quoted by the Chinese-language China Review News as saying “that is nonsense” at a forum in Taipei on Friday. The forum was organized by several pro-unification groups to discuss post-election development of cross-strait relations.
Wang said that the presidential and legislative electoral results have not shifted blue-green distribution of party allegiance because of the low turnout of pan-blue supporters.
“What had defeated the KMT was not the Democratic Progressive Party (DDP), but the KMT’s shifting toward the DPP and not being KMT enough,” he said. [FULL STORY]