Visits to China Spur Debate among Taiwan's Sitting Party and its Opposition Party
Last week the Kuomintang (KMT), sent its Deputy Chairman Andrew Hsia to visit China to meet with business officials and other government officials.
Last week the Taiwain opposition party, the Kuomintang (KMT), sent its Deputy Chairman Andrew Hsia to visit China to meet with business officials and other government officials. Today, the KMT had to defend its trip to China as multiple members of its own party and Taiwan's ruling party were upset. Calling it a “brave outreach” the KMT claimed the trip was pre-planned.
After returning to Taiwan, the China-Policy Making Mainland Affairs Council claimed that regardless of the circumstances it was wrong for Andrew Hsia to visit China and that opposition parties should “recognize that China is the instigator of the destruction of peace in the Taiwan Strait.”
Eric Chu, the Chairman of the KMT, voiced his opinion as he backed Andrew Hsia’s visit saying that he and others are “very brave and determined” and added, “it was important to keep lines of communication open to prevent conflict.”
"We know that there will be different opinions and a backlash, but the KMT must insist on doing the right thing. What's more, if the two sides are in serious antagonism, no one can escape the risk of war."
Eric Chu said.