OUTREACH:Democratic Progressive Party Chairperson Tsai Ing-wen urged Taiwanese in the US to have confidence in Taiwan, adding that only the DPP could unite the nation
Date: Jun 07, 2015
By: Chris Fuchs / Contributing reporter
As part of a 12-day tour with visits to six US cities, Democratic Progressive Party
(DPP) Chairperson Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) addressed nearly 1,000 Taiwanese-Americans and others in New York City on Friday night, who came out to show their support for her and her campaign for next year’s presidential election.
“This is a city filled with hope,” Tsai told the mostly Taiwanese crowd, with people having traveled from Boston, Philadelphia, Rhode Island and elsewhere to listen to her address.
Tsai’s stop in Brooklyn, at the Marriott Hotel near the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, came after a series of closed-door meetings over the past week with Washington officials and politicians.
US Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain and Senator Jack Reed, a Democrat who is a ranking member of that committee, were among the participants in the talks, sources said. [FULL STORY]