Date: Nov 15, 2015
By: William Lowther / Staff reporter in Washington
Senior US officials on Friday said that Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential
candidate Eric Chu (朱立倫) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) had been given exactly the same reception in Washington.
“We do not play favorites,” Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia Daniel Russel said.
Russell was addressing a Foreign Press Center briefing on US President Barack Obama’s upcoming trip to the G20 summit in Turkey, as well as Malaysia and the Philippines.
Speaking as Chu ended his two-day visit to Washington, Russel was adamant that the two Taiwanese presidential candidates were treated equally. [FULL STORY]