Want China Times
The leader and presidential candidate of Taiwan’s opposition Democratic Progressive
Party, Tsai Ing-wen, said Friday that she has felt a friendly attitude from the US side during her visit to Washington DC, part of her 12-day trip to the United States.
Tsai expressed gratitude for the US goodwill, saying that she had good exchanges of opinions with the US administration officials, members of Congress and think tank experts in Washington.
Taiwan and the United States have conducted close exchanges and she looks forward to continuing smooth communication between the two countries and deepening bilateral cooperation, she said before wrapping up a five-day visit to Washington DC on Friday and departing for New York.
In response to questions about the executions of six convicts in Taiwan on Friday, Tsai said that the death penalty issue needs the consensus of society and comprehensive follow-up measures. She urged the government to focus on issues that she said were more urgent, such as enhancing public security and caring for the disadvantaged [FULL STORY]