KMT chair stresses mutual respect

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Wu Den-yih, elected on May 20 with more than 52 percent of the vote, assumed office as chairman of Taiwan’s Kuomintang (KMT) party at its 20th congress in Taichung yesterday.
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Wu Den-yih, elected on May 20 with more than 52 percent of the vote, assumed office as chairman of Taiwan’s Kuomintang (KMT) party at its 20th congress in Taichung yesterday.

Speaking on cross-Strait ties, Wu said the KMT would continue to oppose Taiwan independence, comply with the 1992 Consensus, carry forward the Chinese traditional and goodwill culture, and promote mutual respect and tolerance between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan. 

It would also work to improve understanding between the two sides, look into peaceful prospects across the Taiwan Strait, ensure peace and stability in the region, and safeguard the well-being of the people of Taiwan.

Yesterday’s meeting also approved a new party platform which pledged to oppose Taiwan independence.

The KMT will also push forward all activities conducive to peaceful and stable development of cross-Strait ties, it said.

Tseng Yung-chuan and Hau Lung-bin were appointed as the party’s vice chairs at the meeting.

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