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Taiwan's top China policymaker to visit the U.S. in mid-July

Taiwan's top China policymaker to visit the U.S. in mid-July

Taipei, July 9 (CNA) Taiwan's top China policymaker, Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) head Hsia Li-yan (???), is scheduled to visit Washington D.C. and New York from July 11-19 to brief U.S. officials on the government's policy towards mainland China, MAC spokesperson Wu Mei-hung (???) said Thursday. During his visit to Washington, Hsia will meet with U.S. government officials, members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate and think tanks' scholars to expound on Taiwan's policy towards China and the development of relations across the Taiwan Strait, and to exchange views on issues of mutual concern, according to Wu. It will be Hsia's first trip to the United States since he took office as mainland affairs minister in February. On July 13, Hsia is set to deliver a keynote speech at a symposium titled "Relations across the Taiwan Strait: Retrospective and prospects for future development." The symposium is organized by the Washington-based think tank the Brookings Institution. During the symposium, Hsia and renowned experts from Taiwan, the United States, and mainland China will discuss recent events in cross-strait relations and will examine current political and economic conditions in mainland China. It was reported that Hsia's Chinese counterpart, Taiwan Affairs Minister Zhang Zhijun (???), is also planning to visit the United States in July. (By Chou Yi-ling and Evelyn Kao)


Updated : 2021-09-19 20:28 GMT+08:00