Taiwan’s politicians dodging questions on former vice prez’s China visit

Want China Times
Date: 2015-08-29

Taiwanese former vice president Lien Chan’s planned attendance at a military parade in

Hu Wei-chen in Taipei, Aug. 28. (Photo/Wang Ying-hao)

Hu Wei-chen in Taipei, Aug. 28. (Photo/Wang Ying-hao)

Beijing on Sept. 3 has drawn heavy criticism, and many politicians who once worked with Lien in government have shied away from commenting on the issue.

Lien and many retired generals have been invited by Beijing to attend events marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, with the Sept. 3 military parade considered to be the highlight of the festivities.

The Republic of China (Taiwan) has been adamant that the Communists did little to resist Japanese aggression during the 1937-1945 Sino-Japanese War and that the events being held by Beijing are distorting the historical record.

Former vice president Vincent Siew and two former secretary-generals of the National Security Council — Su Chi and Hu Wei-chen –- declined to comment when asked about Lien’s planned presence at the military parade.     [FULL  STORY]

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