By: Chou Yi-ling and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, July 9 (CNA) Taiwan’s top China policymaker, Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) head Hsia Li-yan (夏立言), is scheduled to visit Washington D.C. and New York from July 11-19 to brief U.S. officials on the government’s policy towards mainland China, MAC spokesperson Wu Mei-hung (吳美紅) said Thursday.
During his visit to Washington, Hsia will meet with U.S. government officials, members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate and think tanks’ scholars to expound on Taiwan’s policy towards China and the development of relations across the Taiwan Strait, and to exchange views on issues of mutual concern, according to Wu.
It will be Hsia’s first trip to the United States since he took office as mainland affairs minister in February. [FULL STORY]