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Incumbent KMT officials not to attend China's WWII anniversary parade

Incumbent KMT officials not to attend China's WWII anniversary parade

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) None of the active party officials of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), including members of the Central Standing Committee, will attend the World War II commemorative activities in Beijing whether they are invited or not, according to Lin Yi-hua, chair of the KMT's Culture and Communications Committee. The historical fact is that the KMT government of the Republic of China led the resistance against Japan during World War II, Lin added. Meanwhile, former Premier and Chief of the General Staff of Taiwan's military Hau Pei-tsun said Thursday that he has not been invited to the parade on Sept. 3 and that he would not attend even if he had been invited. The KMT's former chairman Wu Poh-hsiung will not attend the parade due to health reasons, Wu's entourage said. Whereas KMT's former deputy secretary-general Chang Jung-kung said Wednesday that Lien Chan, former vice president and former KMT chairman, will attend the activities in Beijing, including a military parade next week, and hold a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit. (By Chloe Hsu)


Updated : 2021-09-24 17:08 GMT+08:00