Date: Jul 08, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA
Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德) yesterday described the nation’s relationship with China as one
between friends, but added that he advocates Taiwanese independence.
Lai, a member of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), said his stance on cross-strait relations is clear, which is in favor of “Taiwanese independence and that stance will not change no matter what position I hold.”
However, he said his attitude toward China is friendly and his strategy is flexible, adding that he would seek common ground and put aside differences in cross-strait exchanges to enhance bilateral understanding.
He was asked during a radio interview about the differences between his approach to China and that of Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), an independent. [FULL STORY]