Chinese official to avoid visiting Taiwan close to election day

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/07/08
By: Y.L Chou and Lillian Lin

Taipei, July 8 (CNA) Chen Deming (陳德銘), president of China’s Association for

ARATS president Chen Deming (CNA file photo)

ARATS president Chen Deming (CNA file photo)

Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), may visit Taiwan in the second half of this year but the date will not be too close to Taiwan’s presidential election on Jan. 16, 2016, a Straits Exchange (SEF) official said Wednesday.

SEF Vice Chairman Chou Jih-shine (周繼祥) could not offer a specific timetable for the visit, but he said Wednesday that preparations for the 11th cross-strait summit to be held by the two bodies, including the drafting of a tax agreement, are almost complete.     [FULL  STORY]

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