Want China Times
Eric Chu, chairman and newly selected presidential candidate of Taiwan’s
ruling Kuomintang (KMT), is considering a visit the United States, but the details are still being worked out, a party spokesman said Sunday.
In response to questions by CNA, the spokesman Yang Wei-chung said such a trip is possible and Chu is thinking about it.
Since Chu’s selection Saturday as the KMT presidential candidate in place of Hung Hsiu-chu, local media have been reporting that he may make a one-week trip to the US in November and may also visit Japan on his way back to Taiwan.
Meanwhile, Sonia Urbom, spokeswoman for the American Institute in Taiwan, said earlier in the day that the US welcomes visits by Taiwan’s presidential candidates. She was responding to a CNA question on the possibility of a US visit by Chu. [FULL STORY]