Siew to voice Taiwan’s interest in AIIB

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

Taipei Times
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

Former vice president Vincent Siew, right, speaks to the press at Boao Forum For Asia on China’s Hainan Island yesterday.  Photo: CNA

Former vice president Vincent Siew, right, speaks to the press at Boao Forum For Asia on China’s Hainan Island yesterday. Photo: CNA

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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]