TROUBLEMAKER:KMT presidential candidate Eric Chu is to attend a number of meetings in the US where it is expected he is to reaffirm the party’s line on China
Date: Nov 13, 2015
By: William Lowther / Staff reporter in WASHINGTON
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate Eric Chu (朱立倫) yesterday was
expected to attend several closed-door meetings in Washington with US government officials.
While for diplomatic and protocol reasons, there was no official confirmation of his schedule, administration sources said that Chu would be “warmly welcomed” and treated much the same as Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) during her visit earlier this year.
Chu’s week-long visit to the US — highlighted by three days in Washington, is aimed at winning US support for his candidacy in the Jan. 16 presidential elections and in assuring Washington that if elected he would maintain peaceful cross-strait relations.
At a Wednesday night dinner given by Taiwanese-American supporters, Chu said that the so-called “1992 consensus” and its differing interpretations constituted the only way forward in relations with Beijing. [FULL STORY]