By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Vice President Lien Chan will make suitable comments about
the World War II victory over Japan, an aide said after criticism from President Ma Ying-jeou.
Lien’s plans to attend China’s September 3 parade to mark the defeat of Japan in the Second World War have riled many in Taiwan because of the Communist Party’s claim it won the war.
President Ma explicitly told reporters Saturday morning that the government stance was that Lien should not attend the parade, echoing earlier statements from government departments and from Kuomintang Vice Chairman Hau Lung-bin.
In a response to the president’s words, Lien aide Chang Jung-kung said the main aim of the former vice president’s latest China visit was to promote cross-straits peace and regional stability, and that he would make appropriate comments about the historical truth. [FULL STORY]