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
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]