Taiwan may join AIIB as an economy: Chinese official

Want China Times
Date: 2015-04-19
By: CNA and Staff Reporter

Taiwan may become a new member of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Zhu Guangyao fields questions at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC, April 17.   Photo/CNA)

Zhu Guangyao fields questions at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC, April 17. Photo/CNA)

(AIIB) as an economy despite being unable to become a founding member, a senior Chinese official was reported as saying Friday in the United States.

As an economy, Taiwan cannot become a founding member of the AIIB, but “there is a possibility for Taiwan to join the bank as a new member,” said Zhu Guangyao, China’s vice finance minister.

Zhu spoke during a question-and-answer session after giving a speech at the Atlantic Council, a think tank based in Washington DC, according to foreign media reports.

He said the two sides of the Taiwan Strait are currently discussing the name to be used by Taiwan to join the AIIB.     [FULL  STORY]

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