Gov’t denies paying for president’s US reception

The China Post
Date: January 18, 2017
By: Joseph Yeh

Taiwan’s government denied allegations that it had covered the cost of President Tsai

A view of the police officers on Harley-Davidson motorcycles as they escort President Tsai Ing-wen during her stopover in San Francisco last Saturday, Jan. 14. (CNA)

Ing-wen’s high-profile welcome during her stopover last week in San Francisco, where she was escorted by police on Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

During a San Francisco transit last Saturday after a weeklong Central America trip, Tsai was escorted by 60 police officers on Harley-Davidson bikes on her way to visit Twitter’s headquarters.

The bikes were part of Tsai’s high-level reception in the U.S., according to Taiwan’s government.

But in the end, the cost of the U.S. police motorcade could fall to Taiwanese taxpayers, according to former Presidential Office Deputy Secretary-General Chih-chiang (羅智強) and ex-Kuomintang lawmaker Lin Yu-fang (林郁方).    [FULL  STORY]

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