By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen on
Wednesday slammed the news of a summit between President Ma Ying-jeou and China’s President Xi Jinping, accusing the former of having planned everything in secret.
Ma will travel to Singapore Saturday for the first-ever meeting between the presidents of Taiwan and China since 1949, even though both men will address each other as “Mister.” The overnight announcement provoked widespread interest as well as protests from the Taiwanese opposition.
The talks between Ma and Xi should respect the equal level between the two, remain transparent, and stay away from political topics, Tsai said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon. [FULL STORY]