‘ROC area’ a slip of the tongue: Han6

CABINET MEETING: Han Kuo-yu attended his second Executive Yuan meeting since becoming mayor, and Premier Su Tseng-chang told him not to call the ROC an area

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 14, 2019
By: Ann Maxon  /  Staff reporter

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) yesterday said he misspoke when he referred to the nation as the

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu speaks to reporters yesterday in Taipei after attending a meeting of the Executive Yuan.
Photo: Chien Jung-fong, Taipei Times

“Republic of China [ROC] area” when talking about the protests this week in Hong Kong against a proposed extradition bill.

During an inspection tour of Tianliao District (田寮) on Wednesday, reporters asked Han for a comment and he replied: “Currently, for the Republic of China area, we absolutely cannot accept the ‘one country, two systems’ arrangement used in Hong Kong and Macau.”

Asked yesterday to clarify his remarks, Han said it was “clearly a slip of tongue.”

The Act Governing Relations Between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area (臺灣地區與大陸地區人民關係條例) refers to the “mainland area” and the “Taiwan area,” the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential hopeful told reporters in Taipei after attending his second Executive Yuan meeting.    [FULL  STORY]

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