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China has no right to demand Taiwan to discipline its official: DPP Chair

Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen today looks down as she worried that President Ma Ying-jeou's so-called "peace-making" pledge wil...

Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen today looks down as she worried that President Ma Ying-jeou's so-called "peace-making" pledge wil...

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Immediately after the scuffle in Tainan on Tuesday, in which China's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (ARATS) Vice Chairman Zhang Mingqing (張銘清) fell down amidst the protest launched by Tainan-based pro-Taiwan supporters, the China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) demanded severe discipline of Tainan City Police Department Chief Chen Fu-hsiang (陳富祥) for failing to protect the safety of the Chinese "guest." Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said in an interview with the Chinese-language Liberty Times today that She felt regret over the melee, but she added that what was even more regrettable was the government's failure to seriously consider and properly handle the matter.

The government demoted Chen shortly after the incident out of the pressure from the Chinese authorities. Tsai said that China's TAO is not a top-tier government body controlling the Taiwanese government; therefore it does not have any legitimacy to order Taiwan to enforce discipline on Chen.

Tsai went on saying that high-ranking Taiwanese officials including Premier Liu Chao-shiuan (劉兆玄), Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Chairwoman Lai Shin-yuan (賴幸媛), Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) Chairman Chiang Pin-kung (江丙坤), and others all apologized to China for the incident in a timely manner, but China has not yet offered any apologies for a string of melamine-contamination food scandals. In other words, China's irresponsible behavior is revealed in its poor control of food safety. Even worse, the Taiwanese government has not yet sought compensation from the Chinese government. This serves as a warning sign showing that the administration of President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) is too weak to lead the nation.

by Taiwan News, Website Editorial Staff


Updated : 2021-09-20 04:52 GMT+08:00