DPP office in Washington to open by June
CNAWASHINGTON -- Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has chosen office space in Washington, D.C. for its representative office to the United States, which the DPP hopes will help build mutual trust between the party and the U.S.
March 1, 2013, 12:10 am TWN
The office on 16th Street Northwest, some 200 meters from the White House, will likely be officially opened in late May or early June, when DPP Chairman Su Tseng-chang is expected to visit the United States, Joseph Wu, the DPP's representative to the U.S., said Wednesday.
It is necessary for the DPP to re-open an office in Washington to avoid future misunderstandings, said Wu. The party has not had an official mission here since it lost power after the presidential election in March 2008.
There used to be some Americans who saw the DPP as liable to cause surprises for the United States, which they found hard to accept, he said.