TWO-HANDED PLAY:The KMT said the DPP is trying to attract both swing and ‘deep-green’ voters by having Tsai and William Lai advocate contradictory policies
Date: Oct 02, 2015
By: Stacy Hsu and Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporters
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislative caucus yesterday accused Democratic
Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of playing a two-handed strategy to deceive voters into supporting her by pledging to maintain the cross-strait “status quo,” while letting Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德) advocate Taiwanese independence.
“Lai [of the DPP] said on Wednesday that he supports independence, but not the use of force. Given that his stance is contradictory to that of his chairperson, the caucus demands that Tsai gives the public a clear explanation on the matter,” KMT deputy caucus whip Lin Te-fu (林德福) told a morning press conference in Taipei.
Accusing Tsai and Lai of collaborating to cheat voters, Lin said that the KMT’s definition of the “status quo” is based on the “three noes” policy of “no independence, no unification and no use of force,” as well as the so-called “1992 consensus,” referring to a tacit understanding between the KMT and the Chinese government that both sides of the Taiwan Strait acknowledge there is “one China,” with each side having their own interpretation of what “one China” is. [FULL STORY]