By: Tang Pei-chun and Y.F. Low
Taipei, June 18 (CNA) Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Francisco Ou (歐鴻鍊) predicted on
Saturday that Beijing will continue to maintain its diplomatic truce with Taiwan for some time under the new administration of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), who has dealt with China cautiously.
Although Beijing is not satisfied with Tsai’s cross-Taiwan Strait policy as outlined in her inaugural address, it should be able to see that Tsai is rational after Health Minister Lin Tzou-yien’s (林奏延) low-profile performance at last month’s World Health Assembly, Ou said in an interview with CNA.
Given that Tsai has adopted a cautious approach toward cross-strait relations, Ou said he believed the president will exercise a high degree of restraint during her upcoming visit to Panama and Paraguay. [FULL STORY]