Ma’s Singapore visit a diplomatic coup, says the Economist

Want China Times
Date: 2015-03-26
By: CNA and Staff Reporter

An article in the latest issue of British weekly the Economist has hailed the recent trip to Singapore by Taiwan’s president, Ma Ying-jeou, to pay his last respects to Lee Kuan Yew, the city-state’s founding father and first prime minister who died earlier in the week, as a diplomatic coup for Taiwan.

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It is extremely rare for a Taiwanese president to be admitted to a country that is not one of the country’s dwindling number of formal diplomatic allies — 22 at the last count, the article stated.     [FULL  STORY]