By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Solidarity Union legislators left a meeting with
government officials about the summit between President Ma Ying-jeou and Chinese leader Xi Jinping while party supporters allegedly threw smoke bombs outside the Presidential Office, reports said Wednesday.
The overnight announcement of the Ma-Xi summit, scheduled for Saturday in Singapore, has triggered condemnation from opposition parties.
When Premier Mao Chi-kuo visited the Legislative Yuan for the second time Wednesday, in the company of Mainland Affairs Council Minister Andrew Hsia, the three TSU lawmakers left the meeting after eight minutes, allegedly in protest against the absence of Presidential Secretary-General Tseng Yung-chuan. He reportedly arrived later, after the TSU had already left.
Hsia told the legislators inside that the meeting between Ma and Xi at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore at 3 p.m. Saturday would not include political negotiations or the signing of any agreements. [FULL STORY]