Several high-ranking Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials yesterday continued to slam DPP Legislator Lee Wen-chung's (
Kaohsiung City Mayor Frank Hsieh (
DPP caucus whip Lee Chun-yee (
"As far as I know, a significant number of PFP members oppose cooperation with the DPP and they want to manipulate the DPP and make it abandon its basic line, which is impossible for us," Lee Chun-yee said.
"Lee Wen-chung's words would only be a catalyst to such a scenario," he added.
DPP New Tide faction (
"If `goodwill' means to ask people to give up their principles, such goodwill is only a product of the autocratic era," Lin said.
Lee Wen-chung is one member of the New Tide faction, which is known for its creation of new political theories for the party.
The office of the New Tide faction yesterday afternoon issued a press release to counter Lee's remarks, saying the it felt sorry that he expressed such an idea without first consulting members of the faction.
"The New Tide faction was an important participant in drafting party programs that are related to issues of cross-strait relations, and those guidelines were also the common view of the party rank and file," the press release said.
DPP Legislator Lin Chung-mo (
Despite the chorus of criticism, Lee Wen-chung yesterday insisted that the DPP should relinquish its "Taiwan Independence clause," and the PFP should drop out its "one-China roof" principle -- the product of PFP Chairman James Soong (
In other news, Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) legislator yesterday strongly opposed the PFP's Taiwan peace law (
TSU Legislator Cheng Cheng-lung (