By: Claudia Liu, Tai Ya-chen, Chiu Kuo-chiang and Elaine Hou
Taipei, Nov. 6 (CNA) A presidential spokesman on Friday rejected the opposition party’s allegations that the upcoming meeting between President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping (習近平) will “hurt Taiwan’s democracy,” saying it is subject to legislative and public supervision.
Presidential Office spokesman Charles Chen (陳以信) said he did not see the grounds for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)’s claims that the meeting in Singapore came about through a non-transparent “black box” decision-making process.
The process has been and will be subject to legislative supervision, he said, noting that Hsia Li-yan (夏立言), the head of Taiwan’s agency responsible for China policy, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), had reported on the Ma-Xi meeting to the Legislature and would do so again after the meeting. [FULL STORY]