Date: October 22, 2015
TAIPEI — Taiwan’s ruling Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday dismissed an
allegation that Beijing had demanded the withdrawal of a previous presidential nomination, which caused the concern of the United States.
“It is absolutely absurd,” KMT spokesman Yang Wei-chung said.
Mr Yang made the remark when fielding questions from Kyodo News, which asked him to comment on an article published in yesterday’s edition of the Apple Daily.
The commentary piece claimed that KMT chairman and the party’s presidential candidate Eric Chu is planning to visit the United States because he needs to go there to ease Washington’s concerns over Beijing’s demand that the KMT switch its presidential candidate. [FULL STORY]