DEPORTATION UPROAR:Adviser Sun Yang-ming said that the legislature was ignorant of international law in condemning Beijing’s removal of suspects from Kenya
Date: Apr 21, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) yesterday said opposition parties had reacted poorly to the deportation of Taiwanese from Kenya to China as part of an alleged fraud investigation.
Hung said the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the New Power Party (NPP) had acted irrationally and used populist rhetoric in discussing the incident, adding that she expects the KMT to be the mediator between the DPP government and Beijing should a political stalemate arise.
At a KMT Central Standing Committee meeting, Hung said the Kenya incident shows that if the “foundation of friendliness” of the cross-strait relationship is lacking, mutual trust between the two sides would be affected.
“The KMT firmly endorses the [so-called] ‘1992 consensus’ and the cross-strait peace it helps maintain, and it expects itself to maintain cross-strait relations and play a role if interactions between the DPP and the Chinese Communist Party [CCP] reach an impasse,” she said. [FULL STORY]