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DPP chairwoman heads to U.S. on six-city tour

DPP chairwoman heads to U.S. on six-city tour

Taipei, May 29 (CNA) Tsai Ing-wen (???), chairwoman of the Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), will depart Friday night for the United States, where she will visit six cities in her capacity as the party's 2016 presidential candidate. During her 12-day visit, Tsai will meet with U.S. officials and Taiwanese expatriates in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., New York, Houston and San Francisco. Tsai is scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles on the first leg of the tour and will have dinner with Taiwanese expatriates and Ed Royce, a Congressman from California and chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. On May 31, Tsai will travel to Chicago, where she will meet with Taiwanese expatriates. She will be in Washington D.C. June 1-5, calling on U.S. administration officials, members of Congress and think tank experts. One of the highlights of her trip will be a speech on June 3 at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The event will be hosted by Kurt Campbell, former U.S. assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs. There will be a reception on Capitol Hill that night for Tsai to meet with members of Congress. On June 4, Tsai will meet with former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage. Tsai will take a boat cruise on the Potomac and a tour of Old Town Alexandria on June 5 before traveling by train to New York, where she will give a speech to the Taiwanese expatriate community there. She will arrive in Houston on June 6 and have a dinner with Taiwanese expatriates. The final leg of Tsai's U.S. trip will be San Francisco, where she will visit the headquarters of CISCO Systems Inc. and Facebook Inc. and take part in a forum at Stanford University. Tsai is scheduled to depart the U.S. on June 8 and arrive back in Taiwan on June 9. (By Sophia Yeh and Y.F. Low)


Updated : 2021-09-24 13:10 GMT+08:00