Want China Times
Tsai Ing-wen, the leader and presidential candidate of Taiwan’s major opposition
Democratic Progressive Party, said Tuesday that her party will promote a “new southward policy” to strengthen relations with Southeast Asian countries and India.
Tsai said that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and India will soon become major economies in the world and that “it is a natural choice for us to step up overall relations with ASEAN and India” as Taiwan seeks to diversify its trade.
“In the future, we will establish a task force to actively execute the goals of the policy,” she said.
Tsai, the frontrunner in the Jan. 16, 2016 presidential election, made the remarks at a cocktail party for foreign envoys in Taiwan as the DPP celebrated the 29th anniversary of its founding. [FULL STORY]