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Hsu Chia-ching quits as DPP spokeswoman (update)

Hsu Chia-ching quits as DPP spokeswoman (update)

Taipei, March 9 (CNA) Hsu Chia-ching (???), a former veteran member of the Taipei City council, quit her job as spokesperson of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP, ?????) Monday over ripples caused by her corruption allegations against former President Chen Shui-bian (???). Hsu has accused Chen of accepting billions of dollars in donations from construction companies when he was in office from 2000-2008.
In a speech at a gathering with members of the Taiwanese Association of America in Dallas, Hsu also questioned the merits of the DPP's decision to nominate Chen Chih-chung (???), son of the former president, to run for a legislative seat next year.
In a statement announcing her resignation, Hsu said her comments about Chen were made in February during a visit to the United States in a private capacity rather than as a DPP spokesperson. Hsu said she did not expect her remarks to engender such controversy, and she has decided, therefore, to step down as DPP spokesperson to avoid misinterpretations of her personal views on the Chen issue. The DPP headquarters in Taipei said later in the day that it has accepted Hsu's resignation but had not been aware of her remarks in the U.S. Chen was sentenced to 20 years in prison on corruption charges. He was released on medical parole in January.
(By Flor Wang)


Updated : 2021-09-29 04:53 GMT+08:00