NO AGENDA:President Ma Ying-jeou, who resigned as KMT chairman in November, failed to set up a meeting with the Chinese president at the APEC summit last year
Date: Apr 25, 2015
By: Shih Hsiu-chuan / Staff reporter
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman and New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu
(朱立倫) is set to meet with Chinese President and Chinese Communist Party (CCP) General Secretary Xi Jinping (習近平) in Beijing on May 4 after a forum in Shanghai, the KMT announced yesterday.
China’s Taiwan Affairs Office spokesperson Ma Xiaoguang (馬曉光) announced the meeting simultaneously, calling it “a major event” in high-level exchanges between the CCP and the KMT.
Specific issues up for discussion were not revealed by either party, except a broad theme of “prospects for cross-strait relations” and “welfare of the people on both sides of the [Taiwan] Strait,” according to their statements.
“The agenda is not yet finalized, because it takes time to consult each other on details,” KMT spokesperson Yang Wei-chung (楊偉中) said.