Wed, Oct 15, 2003 - Page 2 News List

US senior diplomat visits DPP Taipei headquarters

CNA , TAIPEI

The chairman of the US Democratic National Committee visited the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) headquarters yesterday, where he exchanged views on matters of mutual concern with DPP officials.

Terry McAuliffe was warmly greeted by DPP Secretary-General Chang Chun-hsiung (張俊雄), Vice Secretary-General Lee Ying-yuan (李應元) and Legislator Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴), director of the International Affairs Department, upon his arriving at the DPP offices.

Those present at the closed-door meeting that followed declined to reveal details of their discussions. Answering questions raised by reporters after the meeting on his views on President Chen Shui-bian's (陳水扁) recent proposal to rewrite Taiwan's constitution, McAuliffe said only that it is an internal affair.

McAuliffe, also met that day with a group of Taiwan scholars at the Foundation on International and Cross-Strait Studies in Taipei.

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