By: Claudia Liu and S.C. Chang
Taipei, June 3 (CNA) In a rare show of unity with Taiwan’s main opposition party, the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) said Wednesday that the island’s cross-strait and foreign policies should be decided by its 23 million citizens.
KMT spokesman Yang Wei-chung (楊偉中) said the recent remarks by China’s Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai (崔天凱) about Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) proposed policies on China and foreign affairs were inappropriate and unhelpful to building mutual trust between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait.
Tsai, the DPP’s 2016 presidential candidate, is on a visit to several U.S. cities, including Washington, D.C.
Cui questioned the wisdom of Tsai explaining her China policy and foreign policy proposals to her U.S. hosts. [FULL STORY]