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President Tsai calls air pollution an issue for cross-strait dialogue

2017/12/29 21:39:06

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文)

Taipei, Dec. 29 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) described air pollution as an issue Taiwan and China need to jointly address because it impacts public health and therefore transcends politics.

During a year-end press conference held at the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), Tsai said public health is the one thing that concerns everyone and Taiwan would be happy to participate in international and regional collaboration to tackle air pollution.

The president said air pollution should be a topic for further cross-strait discussion. As other neighboring countries like Japan and South Korea address such pollution, Tsai said Taiwan looks forward to collaborating on anti-pollution measures, technology and related policies.

Earlier this month, the mainland affairs council called on the Chinese government to resume talks on environmental protection.

(By Elaine Hou and Kuan-lin Liu)