Date: Jun 27, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜) yesterday said that the question of
who will be the new head of the Straits Exchange Foundation is not his concern, while calling for mutual respect and understanding across the Taiwan Strait, after China’s Taiwan Affairs Office announced on Saturday that the cross-strait communications mechanism had been suspended.
Accompanied by three PFP Keelung City councilors, Soong made the remarks at a makeshift office erected in front of the Ching An Temple in the city to accept complaints from Keelung residents.
“Regardless of who assumes the post as chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation, it is not an issue that concerns myself or the PFP,” Soong said.
Soong and Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) are said to be the two most likely candidates to take the helm of the semi-official body that handles cross-strait affairs in the absence of official ties. [FULL STORY]