DPP Reminds Hung not to Negotiate Agreements with China

Hung Hsiu-chu
By 楊明 via Wikimedia Commons

DPP Party caucus whip Wu Ping-jui (吳秉叡) this afternoon addressed KMT Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu’s (洪秀柱) visit to Nanjing and Beijing. Wu said that Hung told Chinese president Xi Jinping that he needed to accept the sovereignty of Taiwan, UDN reported. The DPP and President Tsai Ing-wen have reiterated that they will maintain the status quo of relations between Taiwan and China.

After paying respects at the Dr. Sun Yat-sen mausoleum in Nanjing yesterday, Hung gave a speech that was intended to appease both sides of the straits. She noted Dr. Sun’s founding of the Republic of China and mentioned the need to work on a “Chinese renaissance,” a term used by the Chinese government to attract Taiwanese, South China Morning Post reported. Hung said during lunch in Nanjing with Communist Party secretary Wu Zhenglong that the two sides need to cooperate for the benefit of the “next generation of the Chinese race.”

Wu Ping-jui said in his press conference that “The KMT and CPC relations are not representative of cross-strait relations,” as the KMT is not authorized to address politically sensitive issues at this time. He added that Hung cannot sign any official agreements and reminded her that she should do no such thing.

Wu also took issue with the Chinese government censoring Taiwanese media reporting on the meeting.

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