KMT to thank Taiwanese firms in Beijing for support


BEIJING–Kuomintang (KMT) Vice Chairman Chiang Pin-kung is scheduled to travel to Beijing to thank Taiwanese businesspeople based there for their support in January’s presidential election.

Chiang, who also serves as Taiwan’s top negotiator with China, is scheduled to arrive in Beijing and attend a musical event to thank Taiwanese business representatives there on behalf of the party.

The KMT’s candidate, incumbent President Ma Ying jeou, won the election over the Democratic Progressive Party’s Tsai Ing-wen by a 6-point margin.

He was helped by the large number of China-based businesspeople who returned home to vote. Many of them supported Ma because of his policies supporting closer relations between Taiwan and China.

Chiang has already visited Taiwanese businesspeople operating in Dongguan in Guangdong Province and Nanjing on similar trips to thank them for their support.