Date: Jan 07, 2017
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Vice Chairman Jason Hu (胡志強) warned against getting involved in US president-elect Donald Trump’s “big power play,” ahead of President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) transit stop in the US this weekend.
Taiwan should instead seek to strengthen one-on-one ties with nations such as the US, China and Japan, Hu said.
Trump broke diplomatic protocol by taking a telephone call from Tsai last month and later linking the US’ policy on Taiwan to a better trade deal with China.
Taiwan cannot afford to get involved in a “multilateral chess game,” said Hu, who previously served as minister of foreign affairs, in an interview on Wednesday in Taipei. [FULL STORY]