TITLE

Opposition Party In Historic Visit To China

PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
Asia Monitor: China & North East Asia Monitor;May2005, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Country Report
DOC. TYPE
Country Report
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the vice-chairman of Taiwan's opposition nationalist party, Kuomintang (KMT), Chiang Pin-Kung, has completed a trip to China. The timing of Chiang's visit represented a major risk for the party, since it was made just after a huge rally in Taipei, where an estimated 275,000 people protested over the introduction of an anti-secession law by the Chinese government. While the visit by the KMT vice-chairman is important, the party itself, despite controlling the Taiwan legislature, has no authority to determine China policy, which is instead decided by President Chen Shui-bian.
ACCESSION #
16844257

 

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