lørdag 21. mai 2016

Taiwan President Takes Cautious Line on China at Inauguration

Taiwan’s new president called on China to look beyond the divisions of history for the benefit of people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait, as she pledged in her inauguration speech on Friday to promote local industry and push the island’s global trade links to help revive a stagnant economy. But President Tsai Ing-wen’s call got a cool reception from the island’s powerful neighbor. Even before she took office, Beijing had begun putting pressure on Taiwan’s new leader, who is more skeptical of ties with China than her predecessor was. Read more