NO POWER PLAY:The Democratic Progressive Party does not try to reap political rewards from any of the progressive or reform-minded movements it assists, it said
Date: Jul 16, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) heavyweights yesterday responded to accusations from Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) that the party is using a student movement against planned adjustments to high-school curriculum guidelines as a tool of political manipulation.
In the wake of reports that the DPP provided financial assistance to high-school students nationwide who are protesting against the Ministry of Education’s planned adjustments to social studies guidelines, Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presumptive presidential candidate Hung accused the DPP of politically manipulating the movement and the students on Facebook, urging DPP Chairperson Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to stop.
However, former premiers Frank Hsieh (謝長廷) and Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃) said that the DPP has done nothing wrong in helping the student movement. [FULL STORY]