COMMON OBJECTIVE:Tsai said that whichever party is in power, Taiwan wants peace and stability in the Strait, while a flight attendant was arrested over a bomb hoax
Date: Jun 30, 2016
By: Reuters, Asuncion
The government will continue to look for ways to maintain dialogue with China, President Tsai
Ing-wen (蔡英文) said during her state visit to Paraguay on Tuesday, several days after Beijing said that it had halted a regular communication mechanism with Taipei.
“No matter what party is in government in Taiwan, we always have a single, common objective: to maintain peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait,” Tsai told reporters during a visit to Paraguay, the nation’s sole diplomatic ally in South America.
“We will continue the dialogue with mainland China, as even though, probably at this moment official negotiation channels have been temporarily interrupted, there still exist other options for communication and dialogue,” she said, speaking through an interpreter.
Premier Lin Chuan (林全) yesterday said that the government’s hope was for positive interactions with China to continue, based on the existing foundations. [FULL STORY]