Soong arrives in Xian, begins nine-day China trip
James Soong, chairman of the People First Party, left for Hong Kong en route to Xian yesterday on what he called a tour to build a bridge over the troubled waters.
Accompanied by Mrs. Soong and an 80-member delegation, the opposition party leader arrived at the ancient capital of China in the afternoon to start his nine-day China visit, which will culminate in his meeting Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing on May 12.
Before his departure in the morning, Soong told the press he wants to build a bridge of trust and cooperation between Taiwan and China. What separates the two sides, Soong said, is “not geography” but “psychology.”