DPP presidential candidate Lai Ching-te on Friday said remarks from U.S. president Joe Biden to Chinese leader Xi Jinping at a recent summit showed that tensions in the Taiwan Strait were a global issue, and were not just a matter of individual differences between Taiwan and China. During visits to Tucheng and Zhonghe in New Taipei City, Lai also spoke about other current affairs, including today’s summoning of a KMT lawmaker to the Taiwan High Prosecutors Office for treason.
Vice President Lai Ching-te on Friday headed to New Taipei to visit a company in Tucheng District.
Lai was shown a machine that can sort out good coffee beans from bad ones, and had a close look at the results.
Next on the schedule was a campaign event at a temple in Zhonghe District.
KMT lawmaker Ma Wen-chun now has been summoned to the Taiwan High Prosecutors Office for treason. She has become the first lawmaker in history of the R.O.C. Taiwan to be subpoenaed for treason.
Lai spoke about recent affairs, including the summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
Biden asked Xi Jinping to not change the status quo by force. Biden also asked Xi Jinping to not interfere in Taiwan’s elections. We must be confident. The Taiwan Strait is not a problem about the civil war between the Chiangs and the CCP. It’s not just an issue between Taiwan and China, as we had thought. It is an international issue. So this election, we must choose a direction for our country. Do we want to go back to relying on China? Or do we want to unite, and march forward with our trust in Taiwan?
Lai said Taiwan should not be stuck in the past, saying that voting for him was taking a step forward.
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