By: Chen Chia-lun and Romulo Huang
Taipei, March 31 (CNA) Lin Join-sane (林中森), chairman of Taiwan’s Straits Exchange
Foundation (SEF), has canceled his planned visit to China and has informed the relevant Chinese agencies of his decision, SEF Vice Chairman and spokesman Chou Jih-shine (周繼祥) said Thursday.
Chou made the announcement after the legislative Internal Administration Committee earlier in the day adopted a resolution that called on Lin not to visit China without its permission or to use public funds to finance such trips.
Chou said the SEF had received a response from the Chinese side, confirming that they had gotten the information about the cancelation and expressing the hope that the two sides would keep in contact.
Lin had planned to visit China April 6-12 at the head of six-member delegation, on a trip that would have taken them to Xiamen in Fujian Province, Jiangsu and Anhui.
The main purpose of the trip was to visit Taiwanese businessmen operating in China, according to the SEF. [FULL STORY]