Safety-wary China Officials Cancel Taiwan Trips: KMT

Three groups in China have canceled official trips to Taiwan following the violent protests that accompanied mainland envoy Chen Yunlin’s trip there last week. From Reuters:

Safety fears prompted the groups to call off trips to Taiwan, said Nationalist Party (KMT) spokeswoman Chen Shu-jung.

“There are groups from China that have canceled,” said Chen, whose party has kept close contact with China’s Communist Party over the past three years.

[…] Among the cancellations is a visit planned for Tuesday by a vice-mayor of Chongqing, a giant municipality in southwest China, Taiwan’s United Daily News said. China’s central government rejected the trip, the paper said.

November 9, 2008 10:25 PM
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