Taiwan president ‘willing to meet’ Chinese leader in wake of Korean summit

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen said Friday she would be willing to meet her Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping “for peace and stability.” The statement comes in the wake of a landmark summit between the leaders of the two Koreas. China is suspicious of Tsai’s traditionally pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party. Beijing has cut off official communications with Taipei as the Taiwanese president refuses to accept that the island is part of “one China,” AFP said. When asked on Friday if she would consider meeting Xi given the way the inter-Korean summit unfolded, Tsai said her government “would be willing to do anything that is helpful for… peace and stability.” A meeting with the Chinese leader could take place “without any political pre-condition and on an equal footing,” she added.