By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The letter, which arrived on Friday after weeks of waiting, said Taiwan could attend the May 23-28 event under the name of “Chinese Taipei” if it respected the “One China Principle.”
The invitation was also directed at incumbent Health and Welfare Minister Chiang Been-huang, who will make way for Tsai’s new government on May 20.
When Tsai arrived at a pharmacists’ conference Saturday, reporters asked her for her opinion on the invitation and its contents, but she failed to give a direct reply.
There have been suggestions that Chiang’s designated successor, Lin Tzou-yien, could represent Taiwan in Switzerland. [FULL STORY]