CHINA-LED BANK:The former vice president has been instructed by President Ma to declare Taiwan’s interest in joining the regional institution when he meets Xi Jinping
Date: Mar 28, 2015
By: Shih Hsiu-chuan / Staff reporter
Former vice president Vincent Siew (蕭萬長) yesterday said that he would express Taiwan’s
interest in taking part in the emerging Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the China-led regional financial institution, when he meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) today, according to a report.
Siew, head of Taiwan’s delegation to this year’s Boao Forum for Asia in China’s Hainan Province, told reporters he is to meet Xi at 9:20am today, the Central News Agency (CNA) reported.
Siew was quoted by the CNA as saying that Taiwan should be part of the AIIB and that he would “make a case for it whenever I have the chance to speak to China’s leaders.” [FULL STORY]