Frank Hsieh. (Photo/CNA)
Frank Hsieh, former chairman of Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party, said on Friday that Taiwan and China need to be tolerant of each other to allow the possibility of mutual cooperation.
Hsieh made the remarks at a news conference after arriving in Hong Kong at the head of a delegation to attend a June 29-30 seminar. The seminar is co-organized by the Taiwan Reform Foundation, of which Hsieh is chairman, and the Beijing-based Taiwan Research Institute under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
More than 20 Chinese scholars will attend the seminar, including Yu Keli, director of the Taiwan Research Institute, and Yu Xintian, director of Shanghai's Taiwan Research Institute. Hsieh's 30-member delegation is composed of scholars and lawmakers.
Hsieh attended a dinner hosted by Tung Chee Hwa, former chief executive of Hong Kong, in his honor later on Friday.
The former premier made a high-profile visit to China last October, becoming the highest-ranking official from when the DPP was in power from 2000-2008 to visit China.