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Taiwan New Party Chairman: Taiwan Should Tone Down Relationship with U.S.

Yok Mu-ming, Chairman of the New Party in Taiwan said that Taiwan should sacrifice some of its relationships with the U.S. for achieving a better relationship with Mainland China. Yok said the Ma Ying-jeou administration should delay Taiwan’s spending on U.S. weapon purchases and instead use the money for social welfare projects. He claims that it is wasteful to buy U.S. weapons since the China-Taiwan relationship is developing peacefully. Yok said that during the upcoming municipal congress member elections the New Party candidates will speak out loudly about what the Kuomintang candidates dare not say

Source: Global Times, March 1, 2010