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DPP chairwoman arrives in Washington D.C.

DPP chairwoman arrives in Washington D.C.

Washington, May 4 (CNA) Taiwan's opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairwoman arrived in Washington D.C. Monday, where she was scheduled to deliver a speech on cross-Taiwan Strait relations at George Washington University.
Tsai Ing-wen, accompanied by two of her aides and former DPP Legislator Hsiao Bi-khim, arrived here from Vancouver after a three-day visit to Canada. They left Taiwan last Friday for a 10-day visit to Canada and the United States.
Tsai's itinerary during her three-day stay in the U.S. capital will be coordinated by the DPP liaison officer there, Mike Fonte.
According to sources close to the DPP chairwoman, she will hold a series of closed-door meetings with thinktank scholars in the U.S.
Her visit is aimed at updating U.S. officials on the DPP's cross-strait policies and how they differ from those of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT).
The DPP opposes what it calls the China-tilting policy of the Ma Ying-jeou administration, and claims that the government has compromised Taiwan's sovereignty in its search for economic gains.
During her stay in Washington D.C., Tsai will also call on members of the U.S. Congress to thank them on behalf of her party for the Congress' support and concern for the Taiwanese people.
Tsai's speech at George Washington University Wednesday will be her only public activity in the U.S. capital, the sources said. Tsai is scheduled to head for Houston, Texas May 8 and will return home on May 12.
(By Chiehyu Lin & Elizabeth Hsu)




Updated : 2021-07-25 02:11 GMT+08:00