Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Ex-premier Hau calls for ‘Chinese-style’ democracy, unification

Hau Pei-tsun speaks in Hong Kong
Under his proposed system, only a limited number of political parties would be allowed to field candidates 

Beijing must work with Taiwan toward “reunification” through a new mechanism of “Chinese-style” democracy that would limit the political arena to only a few political parties, former premier Hau Pei-tsun (郝柏村) has said.

Hau, who delivered a keynote speech at the City University of Hong Kong on Friday, said that only when China abandons the threat of force against Taiwan and the two sides embrace “Chinese-style” democracy will the “Chinese dream” be accomplished, the South China Morning Post reported on Sunday.

My article, published today in the Taipei Times, continues here.

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