The China Post
November 13, 20172
By: Yeh Su-ping and Evelyn Kao
TAIPEI (CNA) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Monday praised her envoy to the
2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting for helping leaders of other countries understand Taiwan’s key role in developing regional economic and trade links.
During a meeting with Taiwan’s delegation to the APEC summit and delegation leader James Soong (宋楚瑜), Tsai said Soong greatly helped advance the goals of Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy through informal talks with countries targeted by the policy during the summit.
The policy is aimed at forging closer economic and trade ties with countries in Southeast Asia and South Asia, as well as with New Zealand and Australia.
Tsai also thanked Soong for serving as her envoy to the APEC summit for the second consecutive time and thanked the delegation for completing their mission.