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Tsai seeks talks with Xi despite China contempt for Taiwan

Beijing blasts island's 'independence' push after inauguration speech

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen gives a speech to mark her inauguration for a second term on Wednesday.   © Kyodo

TAIPEI -- President Tsai Ing-wen played up Taiwan's growing global standing and said she sought talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in an inauguration address after being sworn in for a second term on Wednesday.

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