Date: Feb 24, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
New Power Party Legislator Freddy Lim yesterday asks a question of Premier
Simon Chang at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei. Photo: Wang Yi-song, Taipei Times
New Party Power (NPP) Legislator Freddy Lim (林昶佐) yesterday criticized President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) oft-trumpeted principles of equality and dignity in cross-strait relations, saying Taiwan has always been belittled under Ma’s administration.
Taking part in his first interpellation session at the legislature in the morning, which lasted about 30 minutes, Lim drew attention to the issues of Taiwan’s national identity, transitional justice and discriminatory comments toward Tao Aborigines in the film David Loman 2 (大尾鱸鰻2).
“For the past eight years, the Ma administration has insisted that cross-strait ties be furthered based on the so-called ‘1992 consensus’ and the ‘one China, different interpretations’ initiative,” Lim said after calling on Premier Simon Chang (張善政) for questioning.
The “1992 consensus,” a term former Mainland Affairs Council chairman Su Chi (蘇起) admitted making up in 2000, refers to an understanding between the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and Chinese government that both sides of the Taiwan Strait acknowledge that there is “one China,” with each side having its own interpretation of what “China” means. [FULL STORY]