No telegram from Beijing for ChiangDIFFERING VIEWPOINTS: China’s Taiwan Affairs Office said it hoped that Chiang would follow the ‘1992 consensus,’ a principle that the new KMT chairman has called outdatedBy Lin Liang-sheng and William Hetherington / Staff reporter, with staff writerIt is “not necessarily a bad thing” that newly elected Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) has not yet received a congratulatory telegram from Beijing, a KMT legislator who asked to remain anonymous said yesterday. Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) chairman-elect Johnny Chiang yesterday holds a tray of offerings during a ceremony at Jenn Lann Temple in Taichung’s Dajia District. Chiang yesterday said that not receiving a telegram from Xi would not affect his promotion of reforms. Meanwhile, the Democratic Progressive Party yesterday released a statement congratulating Chiang. New Power Party Chairman Hsu Yung-ming (徐永明), who was a former colleague of Chiang’s at Soochow University, also passed on his congratulations.
Source: Taipei Times March 08, 2020 15:56 UTC