Taiwan’s China policy remains unchanged after local elections: president

Tsai Ing-wen says people of Taiwan voted on domestic issues during local elections

Taiwan News 
Date: 2018/11/30
By: Scott Morgan, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Susan Elliott, left, with Tsai Ing-wen (By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai-ing Wen (蔡英文) said the people voted on domestic issues during the local elections on Nov. 24, and that Taiwan’s cross strait policy will remain unchanged, reported CNA.

Tsai said that her administration is open to city and county level exchanges with China, and hopes such exchanges are apolitical.

The comments were made during a reception at the Presidential Office in Taipei, where Tsai met a U.S. delegation including four former senior diplomats; Susan Elliott, Raymond Burghardt, Susan Thornton, and Daniel Russel.

In a speech to the delegation, Tsai said her Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) poor performance in the local elections on Nov. 24 was in part due to public dissatisfaction with her administration’s domestic policies and reform agenda. She added that the DPP is conducting a deep review, and hopes to gain more public support in the future.    [FULL  STORY]

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