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APEC addition sparks Ma-Xi meeting speculation

By Shih Hsiu-chuan  /  Staff reporter

Addressing the issue on the sidelines of the DPP’s anniversary luncheon with the diplomatic corps in Taiwan, DPP Chairman Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said if Wang’s appearance at the summit was to be as a secret emissary and was granted on behalf of Taiwanese then the appearance “should be condemned.”

“The Ma administration should answer people’s concerns — whether it has negotiated a deal with the Chinese Communist Party to hold a meeting between Ma and Xi at the APEC summit in Shanghai next year,” DPP spokesperson Wang Min-sheng (王閔生) said yesterday morning.

Sovereignty and national interests “should not be a bargaining chip for a meeting between and Zhang Zhijun and myself,” Wang Min-sheng said.

The DPP was also concerned that the meeting would be used as an opportunity for backroom negotiations, the spokesperson said.

Additional reporting by Chris Wang

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