By: Timothy Huang and Lillian Lin
New York, July 18 (CNA) Hsia Li-yan (夏立言), head of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council
(MAC), told American scholars and media on Friday that he hoped exchanges and negotiations between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait will not be interrupted or changed because of next January’s presidential election.
Hsia attended two meetings at think tanks in New York, chaired respectively by Donald S. Zagoria, senior vice president of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, and Elizabeth Economy, director for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
As Taiwan’s top cross-Taiwan Strait relations policy planner, Hsia discussed the China policies of the presidential candidates of the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and possible impact of the election result. [FULL STORY]