By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Vice President Lien Chan’s comments on the
history of the resistance war against Japan could hurt the feelings of people who lived through that era, Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen said Wednesday.
Lien has come under repeated fire from all sides of the political spectrum for his decision to go ahead and attend Thursday’s parade in Beijing to commemorate the World War II victory against Japan. Even President Ma Ying-jeou said Lien, still an honorary chairman of the Kuomintang, should not have gone because China describes the Communist Party as the leader of the resistance against Japan.
During a meeting with China’s president and party leader Xi Jinping Tuesday, Lien reportedly agreed with his suggestion that Taiwan and China should write history books together. [FULL STORY]