‘INEVITABLE STEP’:The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate said that the normalization of meetings between cross-strait leaders would promote peace
Date: Nov 18, 2015
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate Eric Chu (朱立倫) yesterday pledged to push for a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) if he is elected president in January’s election.
Chu made the remarks during an interview with the News98 radio station, during which he said a Chu-Xi meeting would come naturally if he wins the presidential race, given the KMT’s expected continuation of its peaceful cross-strait policy.
“The significance of a Chu-Xi meeting not only lies in that it would be a follow-up of the Ma-Xi meeting [between Xi and President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) in Singapore on Nov. 7], but also in the possibility that it could bring further developments in terms of peace and the creation of a win-win situation across the Taiwan Strait,” Chu said.
Asked about the potential location for a Chu-Xi meeting, Chu said Indonesia has offered to host the next meeting of cross-strait leaders, but added that he is open to other options. [FULL STORY]