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By: CNA and Staff Reporter
Taiwan may become a new member of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
(AIIB) as an economy despite being unable to become a founding member, a senior Chinese official was reported as saying Friday in the United States.
As an economy, Taiwan cannot become a founding member of the AIIB, but “there is a possibility for Taiwan to join the bank as a new member,” said Zhu Guangyao, China’s vice finance minister.
Zhu spoke during a question-and-answer session after giving a speech at the Atlantic Council, a think tank based in Washington DC, according to foreign media reports.
He said the two sides of the Taiwan Strait are currently discussing the name to be used by Taiwan to join the AIIB. [FULL STORY]