By: Scarlett Chai, Hsieh Chia-chen and S.C. Chang
Beijing, Nov. 1 (CNA) Taiwan’s main opposition party head said on Tuesday that her party plans to promote a “peace platform” aimed at facilitating cross-strait stability and prosperity, which she contrasted with the ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s “independence platform.”
Kuomintang (KMT) chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) said, after her meeting with Communist Party of China head Xi Jinping (習近平), that she “fully expressed Taiwan’s voice” to the Chinese leader, including Taiwan’s hopes for continued cooperation with China.
She also called for China to support Taiwan’s bid to participate in international affairs, as well as to increase the number of exchanges between young people in Taiwan and China.
Hung told the media, “I made a special call on behalf of the city of Taipei, inviting them to attend the 2017 Taipei Universiade” which will take place Aug. 19-30. [FULL STORY]