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Apr 9, 2009

Ma's not the only one honoring the Yellow Emperor

Just ask honorary KMT chair Lien Chan.

On this year's holiday, honorary chairman of Kuomintang (KMT) Lien Chan led a 35-member delegation from Chinese Taiwan to the ceremony and became the highest-ranking KMT official to the event in the past 60 years.

“It is very significant to be here to attend the ceremony," Lien said at the ceremony. "People from across the Taiwan Straits are all Chinese. They share the same root, the same clan and the same ancestor. Nothing can, or should, separate them from each other. Blood is thicker than water.”

Lien arrived in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi province, Thursday evening on the third visit to the city. The 73-year-old Lien was born in the city and his grandmother was buried there....

Yuan Chunqing, governor of Shaanxi province, said realizing the reunification of the motherland would be the best way to remember the Yellow Emperor.

4 comments:

Thomas said...

"The 73-year-old Lien was born in the city and his grandmother was buried there...."

This sort of thing really bugs me. People give so much attention to the comments of windbags such as Lien as to the effect that everyone on both sides of the Strait is Chinese. Yet the fact that HE is Chinese is mentioned just in passing.

Thomas said...

Sorry, one more comment: "Chinese Taiwan"???? What barfery is this? You know the China Daily is insecure when they have to alter the name of the place in question just to get others to maybe kinda sorta see things the way they do.

Of course, this is Chinese propaganda we are talking about...

阿牛 said...

lol, agreed on all counts.

Islander said...

"Yuan Chunqing, governor of Shaanxi province, said realizing the reunification of the motherland would be the best way to remember the Yellow Emperor."

Let's just entertain the thought that even if the Yellow Emperor did exist, in his days, Taiwan was not part of China. How could the "reunification of the motherland" involve Taiwan in any way?!