Presidential Office mum on speculation about Lin's next appointment

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Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) Presidential Office spokesman Sidney Lin (林鶴明) dodged a question Saturday about whether Lin Chuan (林全), who recently resigned as premier, was being tapped as Taiwan's representative to the 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting later this year.

Faced with reporters'questions, the spokesman declined to deny or confirm a media report that the former premier might represent Taiwan at the APEC meeting in Vietnam in November.

Everything related to the November 11-12 APEC meeting in Da Nang City is still in the planning stage, Sidney Lin said.

Once all the arrangements are finalized, the Presidential Office will issue a public statement, he added.

The questions were raised after the Chinese-language Taiwan People News cited an unnamed ruling Democratic Progressive Party legislator as saying that Lin Chuan should not be ruled out as Taiwan's representative to the meeting and that it would be a good arrangement.

Lin Chuan resigned as premier on Sept. 4, saying he had completed his task. He was replaced on Friday by Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te (賴清德).

(By Yeh Su-ping and Kuan-lin Liu)

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