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DPP chairwoman says 'committed' to stability in Asia Pacific

DPP chairwoman says 'committed' to stability in Asia Pacific

Taipei, March 29 (CNA) Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (???) said Sunday that her party is committed to maintaining stability in the Asia-Pacific region, addressing recent concerns raised by a senior U.S. adviser. "As a part of the Asia-Pacific community, we are committed to maintaining peace and stability in the region," Tsai told reporters on the sidelines of a meeting with the Tainan Fellow Townsmen. "We are willing to participate in the process and looking forward to support from other countries in this region," she said. Michael Green, senior vice president for Asia and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), said on Friday that the DPP will need to find ways to make Taiwan's partners, including the United States and Japan, at ease ahead of Taiwan's presidential election in 2016. Asked about her opinion on recent comments by Chinese President Xi Jinping (???) that China's bottom line ahead of Taiwan's 2016 presidential election is "one China," Tsai said the DPP will carefully and cautiously handle cross-Taiwan Strait issues as it hopes to do with other countries. "We understand the importance of maintaining peace and stability, but we must also maintain the biggest interests for Taiwan to give the current Taiwanese generation and beyond the most options," Tsai said. On her rumored visit to the United States in June, Tsai said it was premature to discuss the plan because it had not yet been finalized. She added that DPP Secretary-General Joseph Wu (???) is making a "routine" visit to the U.S. on Sunday to share the party's opinions with leaders of Taiwanese expatriate groups and U.S. think tanks. (By Sophia Yeh and Jeffrey Wu)


Updated : 2021-09-23 15:23 GMT+08:00