KMT leader blames Thailand visa troubles on Tsai’s Southbound Policy
“Deceptive” policy isolating Taiwan says Hung Hsiu-chu
Taiwanese news outlet United Daily News reported (link in Chinese) Saturday that Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu pointed the finger at Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen after failing to get visa in time for a flight to Thailand.
Hung expressed hope that Tsai would mend cross strait relations and change her “so-called” Southbound Policy. The KMT leader said Tsai’s policy was a deceptive and illusory slogan, and suggested that it was contributing to the isolation of Taiwan.
The suggestion that her visa troubles were due to Beijing’s influence in Thailand come amid questions regarding the extent to which Thai authorities have increased coopeartion with China, including in the area of law enforcement.