James Song expresses support for ‘One Country, Two systems’

TAIPEI (The China Post) – James Song, chairman of the People First Party (PFP), said that he agrees with Chinese President Xi Jinping’s political views under the “one country two systems” framework in an interview published on April 29 by Xinhua News Agency, the official state-run press agency of the People’s Republic of China.

Following the release of the interview, Huang Shan-shan, director of the PFP’s Policy Department, and Wu Kun-yu, deputy director, resigned immediately. President Tsai Ing-wen also commented on the issue on May 2, asking Song to resign if he really made such a statement.

President Tsai Ing-wen added that the people of Taiwan are opposed to the “One Country, Two Systems.” Every politician should aim at preserving Taiwan’s democracy and protecting people’s rights to make decisions for their own future, she said.

President Tsai continued: “Song should respond to society’s concerns. If he confirms in views regarding the political framework, we will ask him to leave his position.”