By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Presidential Office spokesperson Charles Chen cited President Ma Ying-jeou’s
regret over former vice president Lien Chan’s presence at the Chinese military parade Thursday, as the nation celebrated the 70th anniversary of Japan’s defeat in World War II.
“His conduct is way off the line and beyond the government stance,” Chen cited.
In his opening speech during the Republic of China (Taiwan) Armed Forces Day ceremony on Thursday, which also coincides with the mainland’s celebration, Ma again reiterated that “it was the R.O.C., not the Chinese communists, that led China to victory in its War of Resistance against Japan 70 years ago.” [FULL STORY]