China hopes U.S. ‘does not allow her transit, and does not send any wrong signals to ‘Taiwan independence forces”
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
China’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday (Dec. 6) that it is urging the U.S. to not allow Taiwanese
President Tsai Ing-wen to transit through the country on her way to a visit to Taiwan’s diplomatic allies in Latin America, according to Reuters.
China hopes the United States “does not allow her transit, and does not send any wrong signals to ‘Taiwan independence forces”, the ministry said in a statement sent to Reuters.
Tsai is planning to visit three of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies in Central America early next month. The Liberty Times reported that Tsai is planning to transit in New York early next month on her way to visit Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador, citing a source close to the government’s foreign ministry.
However, Taiwan’s Presidential Office has not officially confirmed that Tsai would indeed be visiting Taiwan’s Central American allies next month. Guatemala’s Foreign Minister Carlos Raul Morales did tell Reuters on Tuesday that Tsai was due to visit from Jan. 11 -12, but did not give details about a possible meeting between Tsai and Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales. [FULL STORY]