Date: May 31, 2015
By: William Lowther / Staff reporter in Washington
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairperson Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) “will have
her work cut out for her” when she arrives in Washington tomorrow, foreign policy experts at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) think tank said in a report.
“Tsai is undoubtedly in a difficult spot,” AEI research fellow Michael Mazza and AEI director of security studies Gary Schmitt said.
In a paper titled Taiwan’s Eternal Dilemma, they said Tsai’s task is “particularly tricky” because she must convince Washington that, as president, she would not pursue de jure independence while being careful not to stray too far from her party’s pro-independence leanings. [FULL STORY]