Taiwan should make use of China’s rise: KMT presidential hopeful

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/07/15
By: S. F. Wong and Lillian Lin

Kaohsiung, July 15 (CNA) Kuomintang presidential hopeful Hung Hsiu-chu told a group

Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu.

Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu.

of women’s groups representatives in Kaohsiung that Taiwan must not fear a rising China, but should learn to make use of it like a boat that is lifted by a rising tide.

At a symposium with KMT members during a campaign tour of southern Taiwan, the deputy speaker of Taiwan’s Legislature said cross-strait relations remained the most important and complicated political issue facing Taiwan.

Amid China’s rise in the world, she said, there has been opposition to stronger ties with China every step of the way, from opposing direct transportation links and free trade agreements for both goods and services to fighting Taiwan’s bid to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.     [FULL  STORY]

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