The China Post
Date: October 18, 2016
By: Yuan-Ming Chiao
TAIPEI, Taiwan — President Tsai Ing-wen visited Thailand’s representative office in Taipei on Monday
to pay respects after the death of the country’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej last week.
The president visited a makeshift memorial at the Thailand Trade and Economic Office, clasping her hands together and bowing to Thai diplomatic officials who received her in a room bedecked in white and black and vases with white flowers and a painting of the late Bhumibol.
Thai officials showed the president a wall of photos depicting the king’s state visit to Taiwan in 1963, in which the king could be seen accompanied by host former President Chiang Kai-shek.
Meanwhile, the Presidential Office denied local media reports that Tsai was planning to make a trip to attend the king’s funeral in Thailand and had requested that national carrier China Airlines prepare a chartered flight for such purposes.
“Such a report does not conform to the truth. We have made no such plans,” the Presidential Office said in a subsequent statement. [FULL STORY]