The China Post
Date: April 13, 2015
Taiwan wants to become an ordinary member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
(AIIB) now that its bid to become a founding member has failed, Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng said Monday, citing a consensus reached between the executive and legislative branches.
Wang made the announcement following a meeting with Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國).
Also attending the meeting were Central Bank Governor Perng Fai-nan (彭淮南), Finance Minister Chang Sheng-ford (張盛和), Foreign Affairs Minister David Lin (林永樂), Mainland Affairs Minister Andrew Hsia (夏立言) and Executive Yuan Secretary-General Chien Tai-lang (簡太郎) as well as legislative caucus leaders.
The meeting was held after the Taiwan Affairs Office under China’s State Council confirmed that Taiwan’s application to become a founding member of the AIIB had been rejected by the bank’s Multilateral Interim Secretariat.