By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a break with recent custom, Democratic Progressive Party
Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen might attend the Double Ten National Day celebrations on October 10, reports said Tuesday.
The opposition leader boycotted such events over the previous years as relations between President Ma Ying-jeou’s government and the DPP sank to new lows. This year, the final of Ma’s eight National Day events, would be the first to have the DPP leader present.
Tsai said Tuesday she had received an invitation for this year’s event from the organizing committee, which is chaired by Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng. She had checked her itinerary for the month of October and had come to the conclusion that she might rearrange some of her schedule, she told reporters.
“Our aim is still to have an opportunity to go and participate in this year’s national celebrations,” Tsai was quoted as saying. [FULL STORY]