By: Timothy Hwang, Sophia Yeh and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, Oct. 5 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) urged Beijing, in an interview with the Wall Street
Journal on Tuesday, to hold talks with her government, saying she is open to meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平), but without preconditions.
In the interview, Tsai mentioned on several occasions the complex relations Taiwan has with China, which still claims the island as its territory.
Tsai said the two sides should hold talks without any pre-conditions to eliminate misunderstandings.
“It has been a longstanding practice of China to set political preconditions before any meaningful dialogue can be held. I think this is obstructive to the development of our relationship,” she said. m [FULL STORY]