Want China Times
By: Staff Reporter
The chair of our parent group Taipei-based Want Want Holdings, Tsai Eng-meng has
called for an end to partisanship in Taiwan and urged Taiwanese people to visit China and shed their prejudices against the country’s ruling Communist Party of China (CPC), during the sixth Peace and Prosperity Forum held by our Chinese-language sister paper Want Daily
The forum, which was held at Taipei’s iconic Grand Hotel on Friday, was attended by political dignitaries and businesspeople such as Hung Hsiu-chu, the presidential candidate of Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang (KMT), Beijing’s State Council Office for Taiwan Affairs deputy director Ye Kedong, Financial Supervisory Commission chair William Tseng, Straits Exchange Foundation chair Lin Join-sane, Bank SinoPac chair Paul Chiu and the chair of the Association of Taiwan Investment Enterprise on the Mainland Kuo Shan-hui.
The feud between the major opposition Democratic Progressive Party and KMT has divided the country and blocked the passages of policies and regulations that could have been beneficial or have been widely approved by the public, said Tsai. Nothing but partisanship is to blame for Taiwan’s declining competitiveness and stagnant economic growth, said Tsai. [FULL STORY]