25 Dec '11, 9am

Taiwan's president Ma clashes with DPP's Tsai on national identity, democracy

Taiwan's president Ma clashes with DPP's Tsai on national identity, democracy

The China Post/Asia News Network Sunday, Dec 25, 2011 President Ma Ying-jeou and Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday clashed again on a variety of issues, with Ma accusing Tsai of non-compliance with the Constitution, while Tsai countered by lamenting the diminishment of Taiwan democracy under Ma's administration. The battle of words was renewed yesterday, immediately after the three presidential candidates' first televised campaign platform presentation aired on Friday. In an interview on the Broadcasting Corporation of China's (BCC) HiChannel radio station yesterday, Ma questioned Tsai's rationale behind her decision to run for president, accusing the DPP presidential candidate of a self-contradiction. "Does she want to become a president in exile, now that she is running?" Ma said, recalling Tsai's remark that the Republic of Chin...

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