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Bigwig indirectly raps DPP chair as doing nothing in cross-strait ties
Central News Agency
2014-03-14 11:13 PM
Taipei, March 14 (CNA) A heavyweight of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has indirectly accused the party's chairman of "doing nothing" with regards to the main opposition party's China policy. "Somebody has counted 'non-change or non-reform' as stability," former Premier Frank Hsieh wrote on his Facebook page, without indentifying DPP Chairman Su Tseng-chang. Su at a meeting of DPP's China Affiars Committee Thursday said that it's very important for his party to keep "consistency and stability" in its international and China policy in order for the party to win the trust of the general public and international community. But in his Facebook post, Hsieh said: "In fact, stability does not mean doing nothing." Hsieh, along with Su and former DPP chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen, may join the race for the next DPP chairmanship in May. Citing a 661 metric ton steel ball installed between the 89th and 92nd story of the Taipei 101 skyscraper to reduce vibrations and keep the building stable in earthquakes, Hsieh said "it takes great effort to seek dynamic balance and stability." There have been calls for change in the DPP's China policy, which was blamed as one of main factors for the party's defeat in Taiwan's 2012 presidential election. However, the DPP seems not able to reach consensus on how to deal with China even after rounds of discussions within the party. The result of a survey released by the DPP a day earlier showed that the majority of local people prefer the ruling Kuomintang's China policy to DPP's. (By Su Lung-chi & Bear Lee)
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