Date: Jun 08, 2015
By: Chen Yu-hsuan / Staff reporter
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) on Saturday questioned whether President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) is intentionally pushing forward China-leaning policies after the government commissioned mostly pro-China academics for research projects on South China Sea issues.
For instance, National Cheng Chi University Institute of International Relations research fellow Liu Fu-kuo (劉復國) and Chinese National Institute for South China Sea Studies president Wu Shicun (吳士存) cohosted a project that produced policy proposals urging Taiwan and China to join forces to protect the territory of “one China” and the implementation of cross-strait military and political cooperation in the South China Sea, Chen said.
Chen said Liu also proposed cross-strait coadministration of reefs in the South China Sea and unifying the administration of the Pratas Islands (Dongsha Islands, 東沙群島) and Itu Aba Island (Taiping Island, 太平島) in China’s newly developed Sansha City on Woody Island (Yongxing Island, 永興島).
Liu said that he no longer holds any position at any Chinese institution, adding that he would not further comment on the issue. [FULL STORY]