NO STATE:Minister Katharine Chang said that a planned meeting between the KMT chairwoman and the Chinese president would be a non-governmental exchange
Date: Oct 28, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Katharine Chang (張小月) yesterday urged
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) to refrain from inking a cross-strait peace accord with Beijing without the government’s authorization, adding that Hung’s upcoming meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) would be a non-governmental exchange.
Chang made the remarks during a question-and-answer session with People First Party Legislator Chen Yi-chieh (陳怡潔) at a meeting of the legislature’s Internal Administrative Committee.
Hung is expected to meet with Xi in Beijing on Tuesday.
“We must remind [the KMT] that while this [meeting] is a non-governmental exchange, it must nevertheless conform to the Act Governing Relations Between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area (兩岸人民關係條例),” Chang said.
Chang also said that the KMT should not sign any agreements with China on issues that pertain to public authority without the government’s authorization, particularly a peace accord. [FULL STORY]