News Videos
International Edition


July 25, 2017

Breaking News, World News and Taiwan News.
About Us
Contact Us

Chinese scholar welcomes visit plan by DPP's Hsieh

TAIPEI--A plan by Frank Hsieh, an influential member of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), to visit China in October has been welcomed by a Shanghai-based Chinese scholar of international studies, who suggests that Beijing should also extend a welcome to the Taiwanese politician.

Both the Communist Party of China and the DPP, which advocates Taiwan independence, should try to create opportunities for future interaction, Shen Dingli, deputy president of the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University, told CNA in Shanghai. "There should be a period of transition from no contact to contact," he said.

Hsieh, who served as premier during the 2000-2008 administration of former President Chen Shui-bian, said a day earlier that he had accepted an invitation from the International Bartenders Association to visit Beijing next month to watch a world bartending competition.

He told the association that he will make the trip if all the required procedures can be completed without any glitches.

Shen said it is crucial for the two sides of the Taiwan Strait to maintain the current status quo.

As long as political issues are put aside, he said, people with different political stances can still make friends with each other.

"I'm willing to make friends with Hsieh, even though I do not agree with many of his ideas," he said.

Ko Wen-je told China straight-up that Tsai Ing-wen will be called president, not leader
A blogger in Vietnam will spend 10 years in jail for comments about a Taiwan-owned factory's chemical spill
LATEST: Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo dies, Chinese government says
As it happened: 1 dead, 2 critical, 13 more injured in gas explosions
Updated with video: Riders are leaving their oBikes everywhere and some government officials won't take it anymore
LATEST: China 'has gotten an apology' after the White House confused the PRC and ROC
Getting divorced in Taiwan? From custody to child support, this is what you need to know
The plot thickens: 'Selfie-taking' woman who fell to her death had a husband who fell to his death
There's a holdup on visa-free entry to Taiwan for Filipinos
This is how 85°C Bakery Cafe is conquering the US
Advertise  |   RSS Feed  |   About Us  |   Contact Us
Home  |   Taiwan  |   China  |   Business  |   Asia  |   World  |   Sports  |   Life  |  
Arts & Leisure  |   Health  |   Editorial  |   Commentary Travel  |   Movies  |   Guide Post  |   Terms of Use  |  
  chinapost search