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Taiwanese president to dine in Denver during US visit

Posted at 5:36 AM, Jul 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-19 07:36:49-04

DENVER (AP) — Taiwan's president will dine in Denver Friday during a visit to the U.S.

President Tsai Ing-wen plans to stop in Colorado for two days on her way back home after visiting Caribbean countries where Taiwan has diplomatic relations.

She will dine Friday at a Denver hotel with officials, some of whom will come from Wyoming, which recently opened a trade office in Taiwan.

Tsai considered visiting Cheyenne during the trip but decided not to because of logistical difficulties.

The potential visit led to a verbal skirmish between Gov. Mark Gordon and Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr over planning.

Orr plans to attend the Denver dinner. Gordon says he has a scheduling conflict.