Xi to focus on Taiwan during US visit: Parris Chang

Taipei Times
Date:  Sep 10, 2015
By: William Lowther  /  Staff reporter in WASHINGTON

Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) will have Taiwan at the “top of his agenda” during a

Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping

state visit to the US later this month, former National Security Council deputy secretary-general Parris Chang (張旭成) told a Washington conference on Tuesday.

Chang said that Xi had been “discredited” by China’s recent economic crisis and that he needed a “big win” in Washington to regain face and restore his leadership authority at home.

“For this reason, he is going to press US President Barack Obama hard on the Taiwan issue,” Chang said. “He will pressure Obama to terminate arms sales to Taiwan.”     [FULL  STORY]

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