China trip purely business-oriented: Kaohsiung mayor

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/03/20
By: Chen Chi-fong, Stanley Cheung and Chung Yu-chen

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜, front) / CNA file photo

Kaohsiung, March 20 (CNA) Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) said Wednesday that the primary purpose of his upcoming trip to China is to boost Taiwan’s economy, and he will not talk about politics during the seven-day visit.

According to an itinerary provided by the Kaohsiung City government, Han will visit Hong Kong on March 22, Macao on March 23, Shenzhen on March 24-25, and Xiamen on March 26, before returning to Kaohsiung on March 28.

Asked about the trip, the mayor, a member of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT), said he will not breach the line drawn by the Mainland Affairs Council, Taiwan’s top China policy-making body.

On the question of who he will meet during his visit to China, Han said he will respect China’s arrangements.    [FULL  STORY]

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