Xi Jinping helps Eric Chu by giving him nothing

Want China Times
Date: 2015-05-07
By: Wang Kun-yi

The opposition green camp in Taiwan has portrayed the meeting in Beijing on

Eric Chu, left, meets Xi Jinping in Beijing, May 4. (Photo/CNS)

Eric Chu, left, meets Xi Jinping in Beijing, May 4. (Photo/CNS)

May 4 between the head of Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang, Eric Chu, and the general secretary of the Communist Party of China, Xi Jinping, as a failure.

Several academics affiliated with the opposition Democratic Progressive Party criticized Chu as yielding to China while gaining nothing from Xi in return.

Despite Chu’s insistence that he does not intend to run in Taiwan’s 2016 presidential election, everyone still believes his trip to Beijing was meant to seek Xi’s support for his presidential bid, since he is seen as the KMT’s best chance in the elections.

Xi did not make any concrete offers in a five-point statement put forward during his meeting with Chu, who was visiting China in his capacity as KMT chair.     [FULL  STORY]

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