By: Lawrence Chiu and Lilian Wu
Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) Former Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Lien Chan (連戰) has told Chinese
President Xi Jinping (習近平) that all parties concerned should attach importance to a peace initiative broached by Taiwan to resolve disputes in East Asia, Lien’s spokesman said Tuesday.
Chang Jung-kung (張榮恭), a former KMT vice secretary-general who is acting as Lien’s spokesman during an ongoing visit to China, noted that during a meeting with Xi in Beijing earlier in the day, Lien asserted that the East China Sea Peace Initiative broached by Taiwan is worth the attention of all parties concerned.
President Ma Ying-jeou proposed the peace initiative Aug. 5, 2012 to address territorial disputes over the Diaoyutai Islands in the East China Sea. [FULL STORY]