Taiwan AIIB entry is ‘highly probable,’ says Chinese official

The China Post
Date: April 19, 2015
By: Yuan-Ming Chiao

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Mainland China’s Deputy Minister of Finance Zhu Guangyao (朱光耀) said Friday that Taiwan’s chances of entering the Asian Infrastructural Investment Bank (AIIB, 亞投行) had a high probability. Zhu made the comment while attending a meeting of the Atlantic Council (大西洋理事會), a Washington-based think tank.

When questioned by a reporter from the Central News Agency regarding the suitability of Taiwan’s participation under the designation “Chinese Taipei,” Zhu voiced his country’s support for the island’s bid for membership as “an economic entity.” He added that previous international practice for Taiwan’s participation under this formula included the World Trade Organization (as “Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu”) and APEC (under “Chinese Taipei”).     [FULL  STORY]

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