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ECFA message inconsistent: DPP

EXAGGERATE, THEN DOWNPLAYThe Democratic Progressive Party accused the government of first playing up the proposed ECFA, then side-stepping the issues

By Vincent Y. Chao and Flora Wang  /  Staff Reporters

Chung expressed concern that the nation’s unemployment rate could hit 10 percent after the pact is signed.

However, Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Kaohsiung City Councilor Huang Po-lin (黃柏霖) questioned the validity of the statistics.

In related developments, during a conference held by the think tank Taiwan Competitiveness Forum in Taipei, former DPP legislator and political commentator Lin Cho-shui (林濁水) criticized the rationale behind Ma’s cross-strait policy as “outdated.”

“The rationale is that we have to rely on China for everything, but it is not necessarily appropriate to apply the outdated rationale to modern [Taiwanese] society,” Lin said.

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