By: Feng Chao and Elaine Hou
Boao, China March 23 (CNA) China’s top negotiator with Taiwan said
Wednesday that the issue of what name should be used by Taiwan to participate in the Beijing-initiated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is now “under discussion.”
Chen Deming (陳德銘), head of China’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits, said Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) has made it clear that Beijing would welcome Taiwan’s participation in the AIIB.
“The name under which Taiwan would participate is under discussion,” Chen said in response to reporters’ questions on the sidelines of the Boao Forum for Asia, in the Chinese province of Hainan.
On the question of the progress of two pending cross-Taiwan Strait trade agreements, Chen said Taiwan first has to deal with the enactment of a bill to allow stricter screening of agreements with China. [FULL STORY]