Date: Jan 12, 2018
By: Jonathan Chin / Staff writer, with CNA
Representative to Canada Kung Chung-chen (龔中誠) on Wednesday urged the Canadian government to side with Taiwan against China’s unilateral launch of flight routes near Taiwanese airspace.
In an opinion piece in the Hill Times, a news weekly that covers Canadian politics, Kung said that China’s new flight paths have “severely affected aviation safety in the region.”
“President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has called upon China to open negotiations with Taiwan immediately and to assume more responsibility for the region’s security,” he wrote.
US government has also demanded that China “engage in constructive dialogue” with Taiwan on the issue, he said. [FULL STORY]