Date: Nov 06, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
The Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) yesterday demonstrated in front of the Presidential
Office Building to protest President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) planned meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平), accusing him of breaking away from the institutionalized cross-strait negotiation system, while vowing to launch a recall campaign.
Joined by dozens of taxis, protesters held placards condemning Ma for his decision to meet with Xi in Singapore tomorrow and calling on Ma to resign.
TSU Chairman Huang Kun-huei (黃昆輝) said Ma’s rushed decision to meet with Xi has breached the institutionalized mechanism on cross-strait exchanges.
“When the historical cross-strait negotiations between the Taiwan’s then-Straits Exchange Foundation chairman Koo Chen-fu (辜振甫) and China’s then-Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits chairman Wang Daohan (汪道涵) took place in Singapore in 1993, I was Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) minister and Ma was my deputy,” Huang told the crowd. “The preparations for the meeting took a long time, with one preparatory meeting after another, while what to talk about and what would be the main objectives were clearly set.” [FULL STORY]