By: Romuo Huang
Taipei, Sept. 3 (CNA) Under criticism from his co-partisans, as well as from the opposition camp, former vice president and former ruling Kuomintang’s (KMT) chairman Lien Chan (連戰) returned to Taiwan Thursday night from his controversial visit to Beijing.
In addition to meeting Chinese President and Communist Party of China General Secretary Xi Jinping (習近平) Wednesday, Lien attended the massive military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the War of Resistance against Japan’s aggression (1937-1945) earlier Thursday.
Upon arriving at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Lien declined to answer questions raised by reporters but only waved his hand and smiled.
Lien and his wife left rapidly the airport through a VIP channel in a bid to avoid facing a great number of protesters gathered at the Second Terminal of the airport, most of them are members of the youth group of the pro-independence Taiwan Solidarity Union. [FULL STORY]