DPP Chair Su Tseng-chang announced in a press conference on Nov. 12 that he has
appointed current executive director of the DPP’s Policy Research Committee,
Mr. Joseph Wu, as the DPP representative to the U.S.
“Joseph Wu has a strong affinity in US and DPP policy, and with closer interaction with him, I don’t need to consider another candidate,” Chair Su said. “I strongly believe that he will clearly express the DPP’s standpoints and that he will make sure that messages from the U.S. are carried back. I have high hopes that Taiwan-U.S. relations will become even better and progress even further under Joseph’s presence.”
Chair Su said that in order to establish mutual trust and show the DPP’s goodwill intentions, the DPP has already notified the U.S. side about the appointment. He said that in the upcoming period, he will ask Mr. Wu to go to the U.S. and start the preparations for the work ahead.
“Even though the DPP has limited resources, we must exert even greater efforts,” he said.
He also mentioned that he has high hopes that external parties will give the DPP support and greater encouragement.
In Chair Su’s remarks to the press, he said that the region surrounding Taiwan has gone through many changes, and how to strengthen Taiwan-U.S. relations has been an important part of his role as chair. During this time, he has invited many scholars, experts and former DPP officials to hold discussions and make the necessary preparation to tackle these issues.
During the US presidential election campaign, the DPP sent a delegation comprised of DPP legislators and party staff to observe both the Democratic and Republican conventions. The DPP also sent another election observation group to watch the events surrounding the presidential election right on the week that voting took place.
“This will be my job objective, and afterwards, whenever it is necessary, I will be heading to the U.S.,” Mr. Wu said.