PURE EXCHANGES: The president said she would remain open and positive about city-to-city exchanges, but hopes that they would have no ‘political prerequisites’
Date: Dec 01, 2018
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday said that her cross-strait policy would
remain unchanged, despite the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) losses in the nine-in-one elections last Saturday, adding that Taiwanese did not vote on cross-strait relations, nor has there been a shift in their general expectation for the future of ties.
Tsai made the remarks when receiving a delegation from the New York-based National Committee on American Foreign Policy at the Presidential Office in Taipei, where she congratulated former US ambassador to Tajikistan Susan Elliott on assuming the presidency of the committee in August.
“Your visit came on the heels of the conclusion of our nine-in-one local elections. I believe you have listened to different opinions about the races, which showed that the people have accumulated discontent over some domestic affairs and reform efforts,” Tsai said. [FULL STORY]