‘DISGRACEFUL’ BEHAVIOR: The DPP caucus is changing an amendment to ban former high-ranking officials from attending Chinese state events forever
Date: Jul 01, 2019
By: Hsieh Chun-lin and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporter, with staff writer
Lawmakers are slated this week to vote on a proposed amendment that would ban high-ranking officials and military officers from attending official events in China that are deemed injurious to Taiwan’s national dignity.
The third reading of proposed amendments to the Act Governing Relations Between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area (臺灣地區與大陸地區人民關係條例) could begin as early as Wednesday, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus whip Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘) said yesterday.
The DPP lawmakers have reached broad agreement over regulatory issues, including property rights, income tax, import excises and returning Taiwanese enterprises, with legal drafts more or less “settled” since June 21, he said.
However, the draft amendment banning former high-ranking officials from attending Chinese state events is undergoing revision, he said. [FULL STORY]