Monday, July 9, 2007

The US won't tie Chen's transit stop to the UN referendum

In today’s Taiwan News, it reports that the US government will not downgrade the treatment of during his stopover in the US next month. It seems that Washington won’t tie Chen’s transit stop to the UN referendum issue, according to Joseph Wu, Taiwan's top envoy to the US. Chen is scheduled to visit Honduras in late August to attend a meeting between Taiwan and its diplomatic allies in Central America.

In a press conference held last week, Wu mentioned that Taiwan’s Vice President Annette Lu was greeted with due courtesy when she stayed in San Francisco overnight last week on her route to Latin America. Therefore, in his view, the US has separated the transit plan from the referendum proposal that aims to ask voters whether or not Taiwan should seek to rejoin the UN under the name of “Taiwan.”

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