By: Sophia Yeh, Kelven Huang, Wei Shu and S.C. Chang
Taipei, April 1 (CNA) Tsai Ing-wen, chairwoman of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), on Wednesday criticized the government as “dwarfing the national status” by asking China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) to forward Taiwan’s letter of intent to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
The government sent its letter of intent to the TAO, which then forwarded it to the AIIB’s provisional secretariat, while the Ministry of Finance sent a copy to the AIIB on Tuesday, the deadline for applications to join as a founding member, according to local media reports.
Tsai said the Presidential Office took the lead in announcing that Taiwan’s application would be passed on to the AIIB secretariat by the TAO. [FULL STORY]