3 September 2014 | Kuomingtang (KMT)
The Mainland’s National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee has rejected pro-democracy activists’ demands for the right to freely choose Hong Kong’s chief executive in 2017, triggering a series of street protests.
During the KMT’s weekly Zhongshan meeting (中山會報) yesterday, President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), who doubles as KMT Chairman, threw his support behind Hong Kong’s push for democracy. He stated, “Democracy and the rule of law are core values long sought-after by the people of Hong Kong. People in Taiwan from all walks of life are closely watching the latest developments in Hong Kong and we support the residents of Hong Kong’s quest for direct election of the chief executive.”