Taiwan’s Democratic People’s Party Opposed to Anti-Infiltration Law

Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) announced at a press conference on Monday, April 22nd, that it opposes former President Ma Ying-jeou’s proposed changes to tone down the Anti-Infiltration Act.

President Ma Ying-jeou announced the amendments after an 11-day trip to China. Following his trip, DPP spokesperson Justin Wu, Legislator Shen Pao-yang, and party member Wang Yi-chuan held a press conference criticizing the idea of loosening the act.

Wu added: “It is highly inappropriate for the KMT to discuss domestic legislation in Taiwan with China.”

Wu noted how the visit matches perfectly with the proposed changes, also bringing up whether discussions about changing the law were held. More Kuomintang party members, such as Eric Chu, also support the former president’s amendments.

Fu Kun-chi, Majority Leader of the Legislative Yuan, has planned a trip to China next week, sparking further concern over PRC influence.