KMT’s Chiang says he is ‘Taiwanese and Chinese’

DUAL IDENTITY: The newly elected KMT chairman said that he was born and raised in Taiwan, but from a cultural and historical viewpoint, he is also Chinese

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 19, 2020
By: Lin Liang-sheng / Staff reporter

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang, left, greets people with a traditional palm-over-fist gesture at a meeting of the KMT Central Standing Committee in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Chang Chia-ming, Taipei Times

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) on Tuesday said that he is “both Taiwanese and Chinese” at a meeting with former KMT chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱).

The KMT is the Republic of China’s (ROC) founding party, Chiang said, adding that for the KMT, China is the ROC.

“I was born and raised in Taiwan. I am Taiwanese,” he said. “From the perspective of blood origin, culture and history, I am also Chinese.”

“On the basis of the Constitution of the ROC, I am an ROC national,” he added.   [FULL  STORY]

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