Tsai eyes China interaction at APEC

REGIONAL SUMMIT:The delegation is to reaffirm Taiwan’s support for and dedication to free trade, as well as the sustained development of the region, the president said

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 13, 2017
By: Jonathan Chin  /  Staff reporter, with CNA

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday said her administration is willing to work

President Tsai Ing-wen, left, yesterday shakes hands with People First Party Chairman James Soong, whom she has named the nation’s chief delegate to next month’s APEC summit, at a news conference at the Presidential Office in Taipei.
Photo: Huang Yao-cheng, Taipei Times

with China at next month’s APEC summit.

Tsai made the remarks at a news conference at the Presidential Office with People First Party Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜), whom she named the nation’s chief delegate to the summit.

The nation’s APEC delegation would conduct exchanges with foreign leaders and heads of state to further Taiwan’s economic relations with its trade partners, Tsai said.

“We are also willing to interact with China on the basis of goodwill under the APEC framework,” she said.

This year’s APEC summit is scheduled on Nov. 11 to Nov. 12 in Da Nang, Vietnam.

Soong was also the nation’s chief delegate at last year’s APEC summit in Peru.
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