OCAC officials chided for China unification meeting

CHOICESA meeting with the Chinese affairs office deputy director was the decision of a few expatriates, and not the norm for overseas Taiwanese, the OCAC vice minister said

Taipei Tiimes
Date: Jun 20, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter

Lawmakers yesterday asked the Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) to remove officials who

Democratic Progressive Party legislators Lo Chih-cheng, right, and Chuang Ruei-hsiung hold a news conference yesterday at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei. Photo: Chien Jung-fong, Taipei Times

“disgraced the nation” last month when they reportedly met with Chinese officials at a gala to promote the unification of Taiwan and China.

Former OCAC minister Wu Ying-yih (吳英毅), OCAC members Wang Wei (王維) and Chou Shem-mong (周賢孟) and nine other council advisers on May 25 led a group of Taiwanese-Americans to China to meet with Overseas Chinese Affairs Office (OCAO) Deputy Director Tan Tianxing (譚天星), Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers told a news conference yesterday.

The meeting, attended by Taiwan Benevolent Association of America (全美台灣同鄉聯誼會) members, was featured on Chinese government Web sites, with Tan telling the visitors that “a complete unification of the motherland is a shared hope of Chinese people in China and overseas.”

“When the nation is in a life-and-death struggle diplomatically, they are seeing eye to eye” with China, DPP Legislator Lo Chih-cheng (羅致政) said.    [FULL  STORY]

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