Kuomintang Chairman Eric Chu attends a news conference in Taiwan’s capital Taipei in this undated photo. XINHUA PHOTO
Kuomintang Chairman Eric Chu attends a news conference in Taiwan’s capital Taipei in this undated photo. XINHUA PHOTO

JUST after the People's Liberation Army sent ballistic missiles flying over Taiwan and effectively blockaded the island's ports in a ferocious show of force in the aftermath of a visit by Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, Andrew Hsia, vice chairman of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT), or Nationalist party, began a 17-day visit to the mainland, with cries of "traitor" ringing in his ears.

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