Responsible for the defeat, KMT Chairman Wu Dunyi resigned at the KMT Central Standing Committee Wednesday (January 15) afternoon. At the same time, the Kuomintang Central Committee will conduct a review and analysis of the reasons for the defeat, believing that Lanying’s loss of popular support in the discussion of cross-strait relations is the main reason, and revealed that it will adjust the connotation of the “92 Consensus.”
Wu Dunyi resigns the Kuomintang plans for the by-election of the party chairman on March 7
The elections for Taiwan’s president and legislators are over, and the Kuomintang presidential candidate Han Yu lags behind the DPP member Tsai Ing-wen who is seeking re-election by more than 2.64 million votes, losing the election by 18.52% of the votes. Although the number of KMT legislators in the Legislative Yuan slightly increased to 38, it was still lower than expected.
Speaking at the Central Standing Committee on Wednesday, Wu Dunyi said: “Since the presidential election is frustrated and the legislators have not reached the 60-seat goal, I must bear the responsibility.”
“But we, the Chinese Kuomintang, have a history and firm beliefs. We will not be discouraged or unwilling. Elections have won and lost. In the past 20 years, after several defeats, we have been able to firmly unite from failure. , With one heart and one virtue, we have the opportunity to return to governance.”
Lin Rongde, a member of the KMT Central Standing Committee, was elected as the acting party chairman on Wednesday. The Kuomintang party affairs system plans to hold a by-election for the party chairman on March 7.
Kuomintang: “Xi’s Five Articles” and “anti-send China” make the DPP “sense of national subjugation” work
On Wednesday, the Kuomintang Central Committee announced the review of the auxiliary election work. First, the DPP’s successful use of Xi Jinping’s speech to Taiwan last year and Hong Kong’s “anti-send to China” campaign was to blame for the party’s defeat in this election. In the mood.
This review book stated: “The’Explore One Country, Two Systems Taiwan Plan’ proposed by Xi Jinping at the beginning of last year provided support for the DPP government’s anti-China discourse. Afterwards, Hong Kong’s anti-China protest continued to spread, making the DPP The strategy of operating the’sense of national subjugation’ worked; the spy case of Wang Liqiang before the election further deepened the CCP’s suspicion of intervening in our internal affairs.”
The review book also said: “The DPP government has raised the main axis of this election to the defense of sovereignty against China and Taiwan, using the sense of subjugation, fear of Han Yu being elected, and Hong Kong today and Taiwan tomorrow. ‘The sense of crisis and the expansion of anti-China sentiment aroused the public’s attention to national sovereignty.
Is the 1992 consensus dragging its feet? The Kuomintang recognizes the backward pace of the times
The Kuomintang believes that, compared with the DPP, the Kuomintang has failed to grasp the right to speak in cross-strait discourse and cannot keep pace with the times.
The review paper stated that the DPP “distorted” the meaning of the “one China and each table of the 92 consensus” advocated by the KMT to be equivalent to “one country, two systems”, and used it to “defraud votes,” while the KMT “failed to adjust its pace according to changes in the situation. In the absence of more active policy discourses and new interpretations that keep up with the trend of the times, it is difficult for voters to agree with the party’s line in the current time and space background, so that they lose their right to speak in the election battle.”
The Kuomintang deputy spokesperson Huang Xinhua revealed at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon that the Kuomintang will adjust its interpretation of the 1992 consensus.
He said: “We, the Chinese Kuomintang, are a party that keeps pace with the times. We did find in this election that our discourse really needs some adjustments. Since the past, the 1992 consensus has indeed served as a stable development and economic prosperity for both sides of the Taiwan Strait. , Cooperation and mutual assistance is a very important foundation. After this defeat, many comrades in the party put forward some views on the 1992 Consensus. I believe that during this time, the party will collect everyone’s opinions and finally Make necessary adjustments, and at the same time do not rule out that the 1992 Consensus can give it new ideas and make it more flexible.”
The Kuomintang young and Zhuang faction especially called on the party to “upgrade” the 1992 consensus. Al-Shabaab member Lin Jiaxing told VOA that the 1992 Consensus had had a positive effect on cross-strait relations and made positive contributions to US-China-Taiwan relations and peace in the Taiwan Strait. However, Taiwan has “lost an important degree of trust.”
He said: “When the Kuomintang was in power, the 1992 consensus played a very important role. The DPP did not recognize it, and the objective situation and the international situation changed. Even the speech of General Secretary Xi Jinping last year was also affected by many people. Taken out of context, or vague.”
Lin Jiaxing said: “(The 1992 Consensus) may not be able to make further contributions. We are in conformity with the Constitution of the Republic of China, and on the 1992 Consensus, we must continue to explore and move forward, and find out that is suitable for the cross-strait and for maintaining the dynamic balance between the United States, China and Taiwan. A credible statement about the relationship is good, and you can’t hold on to the insufficiency and stand still.”