FOCUS ON TAIWAN:Democratic Progressive Party Chairperson Tsai Ing-wen said the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) plays the ‘cross-strait card’ too frequently
Date: May 07, 2015
By: Shih Hsiu-chuan and Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporters
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) yesterday lashed out at Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairperson Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) over what he called a lack of substance in cross-strait policy that could make feasible her pledge of maintaining the “status quo” in cross-strait relations.
“As a responsible political party or a candidate for president of the Republic of China [ROC], they can ill afford to seek the presidency without proposing cross-strait policies. They will not be able to deceive people into thinking they are capable of maintaining the ‘status quo’ by giving empty words,” Chu said.
Chu made the remarks at a meeting of the KMT’s Central Standing Committee where KMT Mainland Affairs Department director Kao Koong-lian (高孔廉) reported on the results of Chu’s recent trip to China. [FULL STORY]