Date: November 10, 2015
The ROC’s ruling Kuomintang Chairman Eric Chu embarked Nov. 10 on a seven-day visit to the U.S., with stops
planned in Los Angeles, Washington, New York and San Francisco.
During his stay, Chu is expected to exchange views with U.S. officials on such issues as bilateral ties, cross-strait policy, East Asian peace and regional economics, according to Lin Yi-hua, head of the KMT’s Culture and Communications Committee.
“The chairman will take this opportunity to strengthen the KMT’s relationship with its staunch U.S. allies, building on robust two-way interactions over the years,” Lin said. “He will also extend gratitude to local expatriate groups for their support of his presidential bid.”
Highlights of Chu’s trip include a discussion Nov. 13 at Washington-based think tank Brookings Institution, as well as an interview with The Washington Post the same day. These are in addition to a welcome party Nov. 12 hosted by Shen Lyu-shun, the ROC’s representative to the U.S., at the historic Twin Oaks Estate.
While in New York, Chu is scheduled to meet with nongovernmental organization National Committee on American Foreign Policy and give an interview with the Voice of America Nov. 14. [FULL STORY]