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DPP presidential candidate to talk about Taiwan's economy in U.S.

DPP presidential candidate to talk about Taiwan's economy in U.S.

Taipei, May 12 (CNA) Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen said Tuesday she will share her views on Taiwan's economic development during her upcoming visit to the United States. The U.S. has recently paid close attention to Taiwan's economic development and economic stagnation and would like to know what strategies the DPP has to boost the island's economic growth, said Tsai, who will run in the 2016 presidential election. The U.S. is also wondering if Taiwan is well positioned to compete with the rest of the world and expand economically, as well as whether Taiwan can maintain its economic independence, Tsai said of the issues to be addressed during her trip at the end of this month. The DPP on Tuesday unveiled her itinerary that will take her to six cities in 12 days to call on government officials and lawmakers and meet with overseas Taiwanese and Taiwanese students, said James Huang, head of the party's international affairs division. Describing the goal of the trip as having Tsai share her vision of Taiwan's future with the international community, Huang said Tsai will leave for San Francisco on May 29 and meet with overseas Taiwanese there the following day. Tsai will then head to Chicago on May 31 to meet with Taiwanese students studying in the U.S., before heading to Washington and meeting with government officials on June 2. She will give a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in the U.S. capital on June 3 before attending a reception at Capitol Hill later that day. On June 5 and June 6, Tsai will meet with overseas Taiwanese in New York and Houston to express her thanks for their support for Taiwan. The chairwoman will visit businesses in San Francisco June 8 and attend a technology forum there before heading home on June 9, according to Huang. Tsai will lead a delegation of 18 party members on the trip, including DPP Secretary-General Joseph Wu and lawmaker Hsiao Bi-khim, one of the conveners of the Legislature's Foreign and National Defense Committee, he added. (By Sophia Yeh and Scully Hsiao)


Updated : 2021-09-27 10:32 GMT+08:00