US praises flight consensus; DPP blasts policymakers

Want China Times
Date: 2015-03-25

While the United States has praised consensus reached by the two sides of the Taiwan Strait

Hsia Li-yan discusses China's flight route M503, March 20. (Photo/CNA)

Hsia Li-yan discusses China’s flight route M503, March 20. (Photo/CNA)

on a controversial commercial flight route that comes close to the median line of the strait, Taiwan’s main opposition party wants the government to be held liable for what it describes as a failure to properly handle the controversy.

Democratic Progressive Party spokesperson Cheng Yun-peng said Tuesday that the way in which the government handled the issue on the south-north flight route M503, which China has announced it will begin using March 29, is “not in line with the nation’s best interests.”

In a written statement, Cheng said that judging from the latest developments on the issue, “the Taiwan side has obviously been only passively informed by the Chinese side of its test flights and the date it has set to begin using the route.”     [FULL  STORY]