First, the DPP stresses that everyone should remain calm in order to avoid an escalation in confrontation and wait for all the facts of the incident to be fully investigated.
Second, the DPP believes that Mr. Zhang Mingqing’s background as a former official of
Third, the Ma administration should take the bulk of the responsibility for Mr. Zhang Mingqing’s personal safety during his time in
Fourth, the DPP opposes to any physical confrontation that violates the personal safety of an individual. The DPP believes that people have the inherent right to publicly express their political views in non-violent ways. This principle also applies to the impending visit to
Fifth, the DPP appeals to the KMT to not view the incident as an opportunity for political manipulation, and an occasion to smear the DPP.