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Taiwan’s ex-leader vows to boycott Double Tenth event over logo

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Taiwan’s ex-leader Ma Ying-jeou vows to boycott Double Tenth event over ‘pro-independence’ logo

Island’s former president Ma Ying-jeou decries slogan describing holiday as ‘Taiwan National Day’, with no mention of the Republic of ChinaHe also accuses ruling Democratic Progressive Party of violating constitution with name changeTaiwan election 2024Lawrence Chungin TaipeiPublished: 7:05pm, 2 Oct, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

Taiwan’s former president Ma Ying-jeou has vowed to boycott the Double Tenth public holiday over what he said was the ruling Democratic Progressive Party government’s scheme to promote independence for the island.He also urged voters to remove the DPP government in January’s presidential election and accused the party of violating the Taiwanese constitution. Double Tenth, celebrated on October 10, marks the start of the 1911 revolution that ended the Qing dynasty and led to the founding of the Republic of China (ROC). The event has continued to be celebrated in Taiwan since the Kuomintang, or the Nationalists, fled to the island following their defeat by the Communists in the Chinese civil war in 1949.Ma’s comments came in response to the decision by the DPP government, led by Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, to use a controversial logo featuring the words “Taiwan National Day” to mark next week’s Double Tenth holiday.

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