Date: Nov 15, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday criticized President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate Eric Chu (朱立倫) over their criticisms of her.
Ma during a news conference on Friday about his recent meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) accused the DPP legislative caucus of dodging its responsibility to keep the executive branch checked since it objected the KMT motion to invite Ma to brief the legislature about his meeting with Xi.
“The key point is that the Ma-Xi meeting was completely opaque before it happened. The people did not know what they would be talking about and how they would talk about it. Even the legislative speaker said he did not know the details,” Tsai said when responding to media queries at a campaign event in Keelung. “For such reasons, the people now distrust the KMT government, and the fundamental cause of this is that there is not an established procedure for it.” [FULL STORY]