WATCHFUL NEIGHBOR?China said it would continue to protect the interests of the Taiwanese public, businesses, farmers and fishermen during a party-to-party summit
Date: May 04, 2015
By: Staff writer, with CNA
New Taipei City Mayor and Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu
(朱立倫) yesterday expressed hope that Taiwan would develop a greater role in the global community based on the so-called “1992 consensus” between Taiwan and China.
Speaking at the 10th Cross-Strait Economic, Trade and Culture Forum in Shanghai, Chu said that he expects Taiwan to play a bigger role if the nation takes part in the China-initiated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Beijing’s “One Belt, One Road” trade initiative and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade bloc. [FULL STORY]