The China Post
Date: October 7, 2016
By: Yuan-Ming Chiao
People First Party Chairman James Soong said Thursday there may be an opportunity for him to meet
Chinese leader Xi Jinping at next month’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Lima, but that it was too early to predict whether the meeting would take place.
Comparing cross-strait relations to using a rice cooker, Soong said that constantly lifting the lid to check on the rice would cause it not to cook. He said it was premature to predict whether and how a meeting between the two political figures would take place.
Discussing the possibility that he would be shunned by the Chinese delegation at the summit in Peru, Soong said his selection as representative was an indication of “the greatest goodwill” by the Tsai administration — a move that he said he hoped Beijing would appreciate.
“If the mainland won’t even make contact with James Soong, could there still be a vision for the peaceful development of cross-strait relations?” he said. [FULL STORY]