Taipei should aim for friendly ties with Beijing: Ko

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 07, 2017
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter

Taiwan should be friendly toward China, while maintaining cordial relations with the US and Japan, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said yesterday.

Ko made the remark during a question-and-answer session at the Taipei City Council yesterday afternoon, when Taipei City Councilor Chen Chien-ming (陳建銘), of the Taiwan Solidarity Union, asked if he was “anti-China or pro-China.”

The question came after Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德) on Monday said he is “not against China, but rather is pro-China and loves Taiwan.”

“To befriend China would be enough,” Ko said yesterday.

Chen called on Ko to speak out at the upcoming annual Taipei-Shanghai Forum against political suppression by China, such as its move to block Taiwan from attending a World Health Assembly (WHA) meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, last month.    [FULL  STORY]

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