OUTDATED CONSTITUTION:The Constitution must be amended to reflect reality, the New Power Party said, adding that young people see China as a foreign country
Date: Jul 09, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
New Power Party Acting President Huang Kuo-chang, center, speaks during a news
conference yesterday in which the party announced its China policy. Photo: Lo Pei-der, Taipei Times
The New Power Party (NPP) yesterday said its cross-strait policy would focus on demonstrating that Taiwan and China are two separate nations, while amending laws according to the cross-strait factual “status quo.”
“Chinese Nationalist Party [KMT] presidential hopeful Hung Hsiu-chu [洪秀柱] earlier proposed her ‘one China, same interpretation’ model, while President Ma Ying-jeou [馬英九] insists on ‘one China, with each side having its own interpretation,’ and KMT Chairman Eric Chu [朱立倫] said that the two sides of the Taiwan Strait both belong to ‘one China,’” NPP Acting President Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) told a news conference.
“Although their ideas might be slightly different, all sit under the framework of ‘one China,’ which is against the principles of national sovereignty and constitutional democracy, because Taiwan’s sovereignty belongs to the 23 million people of Taiwan, not to anyone in China,” he added. [FULL STORY]