KMT’s Retrocession Day celebrations not linked to ‘one-China’: Ma

Focus Taiwan
Date: 10/25/2020
By: Wang Cheng-chung and Joseph Yeh

Former President Ma Ying-jeou. CNA File Photo

Taipei, Oct. 25 (CNA) Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said Sunday that his party, the Kuomintang (KMT,國民黨), is holding a series of events to mark the 75th anniversary of Taiwan's retrocession to highlight the close links between the Republic of China and Taiwan.

The commemorative events have nothing to do with Beijing's "one-China principle" that sees Taiwan as part of the People's Republic of China (PRC), Ma said in a Facebook post.

Ma was responding to criticism by ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) spokeswoman Yen Juo-fang (顏若芳), who accused the KMT of using the occasion to play along with the Chinese government's "one-China principle" and its events commemorating the day.

According to the KMT, Taiwan officially returned to the domain of the Republic of China on Oct. 25, 1945, nearly two months after Japan surrendered at the end of World War II.

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