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Taiwan KMT caucus says DPP draft not needed for cross-strait talks

File photo of DPP caucus whip William Lai.

File photo of DPP caucus whip William Lai.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)- DPP caucus whip William Lai (賴清德) today said that the caucus would present a Draft for Provisions of Taiwan-China Alliance which would demand that the signing of significant agreements on national defense, foreign affairs, economy and finance be approved by referendum. The draft ensures that Taiwan's future will be in the hands of Taiwan's 23 million people.

KMT legislative caucus Secretary-General Chang Shuo-wen (張碩文) said that although the DPP caucus had the right to present the draft, he hoped that the opposition party wouldn't use their legislative rights to interfere with the executive rights of the government.

KMT caucus Deputy Secretary-General Lu Shue-chang (呂學樟) also said that national defense and foreign affairs were prerogatives of the President. Moreover, there was no need for the DPP proposal since anyway, the outcome of cross-strait negotiations still needed Legislative Yuan approval.

by Taiwan News, Website Editorial Staff


Updated : 2021-10-22 14:24 GMT+08:00