The China Post
Date: December 31, 2016
By: Joseph Yeh
TAIPEI, Taiwan — President Tsai Ing-wen will make transit stops in Houston and San Francisco during
her upcoming state visit to four of the nation’s diplomatic allies in Central America, the Presidential Office announced Friday.
The announcement, made weeks after Taiwanese media reported that she planned to visit Central America, was seen as the president’s effort to make her trip less contentious to Washington and Beijing.
Presidential Office Spokesman Alex Huang said Tsai would make a stopover in Houston en route to Central America and San Francisco on her return trip to Taiwan.
Huang would not say whether the president would meet with representatives of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump during her stopover in the U.S. amid media speculation that such a meeting could take place. [FULL STORY]