Want China Times
Arrangements will be made for Hung Hsiu-chu, Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang’s likely candidate for the
2016 presidential election, to visit the United States later this year, KMT chair Eric Chu said Saturday.
The arrangements will begin after Hung is confirmed as the party’s official candidate at the party’s national convention set for July 19, Chu said.
The KMT will communicate with the US side on the date of Hung’s visit and August and September are both possible times, he said.
In addition to meeting with US officials, another purpose of Hung’s US visit is to win the support of Taiwanese expatriates there, he said.
KMT spokesperson Yang Wei-chung, meanwhile, also said the KMT has been planning to have its presidential candidate visit the United States.
“Hung Hsiu-chu is now our candidate, we will make arrangements for her to visit the United States soon,” Yang said. [FULL STORY]