Pro-independence figure to lead delegation to Trump’s inauguration

The China Post
Date: December 24, 2016
By: Yuan-Ming Chiao

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The government has selected staunch independence advocate Yu Shyi-kun to lead

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the audience after taking the oath of office during the presidential inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21, 2013. (AFP)

Taiwan’s delegation at Donald Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20.

The 11-person delegation will also include municipal leaders and legislators from each of Taiwan’s four major political parties, the Presidential Office announced Friday.

Yu, a former premier, recently called for a paradigm shift in Taiwan’s foreign policy, urging a greater emphasis on ties with the U.S., Japan and the European Union, in the wake of President Tsai Ing-wen’s phone call with Trump earlier this month.

The former premier has been an outspoken supporter of Taiwan’s independence, listing it as part of a potential policy platform when mulling a run for the presidency in 2014.   [FULL  STORY]

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