Disputes about education reforms marked pan-blue electioneering this weekend, with Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and People First Party (PFP) leaders criticizing the Chen Shui-bian (
While stumping for PFP legislator Hwang Yih-jiau (
The Cultural Revolution was a period of Chinese history from 1966-77 in which People's Republic of China leader Mao Zedong (
While stumping for Hwang yesterday, Soong identified a "new Gang of Four:" Vice President Annette Lu (
Chen Shui-bian said publicly Nov. 8 that "some people mistake the enemy country for the motherland." Examination Yuan member Lin Yu-ti (
Recent moves by the Chen Shui-bian administration have confused the people's value systems, Soong said yesterday.
Similarly, KMT spokesperson Chang Jung-kung (
From the Ministry of Education's history reforms, to Yao and Lin's comments Friday that Republic of China founder Sun Yat-sen (
Chang also commented on Chen Shui-bian's comments yesterday acknowledging Sun as the nation's father, Chang told the Taipei Times that while Chen's comments may seem more neutral on the topic, it was the KMT's stance that the recent comments by the administration's officials were better indicators of Chen's true feelings on the matter.
"This has become such an important issue that Chen had to come out and say something, or else lose moderate voters in the year-end legislative elections," Chang said.
"However, the recent remarks by the Minister of Education, etc. are still reflective of what the DPP and Chen thinks. They're [the comments] are more like [the DPP's] feelers to see how the voters will react," Chang said
Chang added that he believed that the recent actions of the administration were indicative of the administration's movement towards declaring Taiwanese independence.