Newspaper article China Post

Independence Heavyweights Decline Policy Adviser Roles

Newspaper article China Post

Independence Heavyweights Decline Policy Adviser Roles

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Two pro-Taiwan independence heavyweights on Monday officially declined a nomination by President Tsai Ing-wen to serve as senior presidential policy advisers.

Peng Ming-min ([...]) and Kao Chun-ming ([...]) were among a list of nominees for the advisery positions announced by the Presidential Office on Nov. 14.

Peng and Kao previously served as senior presidential policy advisers under the administration of former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) President Chen Shui-bian's administration.

In a written statement, Peng said before the Presidential Office publicized the list of nominees for the advisers role, he had already turned down the offer, citing old age and poor health. Nevertheless, Peng said, his name remained on the list when it was announced. …

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