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
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]