DPP wants probe of Ma-Xi meeting

IN THE DARK: A government official said that Ma’s administration did not hand over documents showing how Taipei and Beijing made arrangements for the 2015 summit

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 14, 2018
By: Chen Wei-han  /  Staff reporter

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers yesterday called for an investigation into

Former president Ma Ying-jeou, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping wave to the media during a summit in Singapore on Nov. 7, 2015.  Photo: Reuters

allegations that former president Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) administration did not hand over all confidential information on his 2015 meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) to President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) administration.

Ma and Xi met in Singapore on Nov. 7, 2015, the first time the leaders of Taiwan and China had met.

A report published yesterday by the Chinese-language Liberty Times (the Taipei Times’ sister newspaper) alleged the Ma administration did not turn over key documents detailing how the meeting was negotiated.

The public was kept in the dark about a proposed Ma-Xi meeting until the Liberty Times reported on it on Nov. 3, 2015, one day before the Presidential Office held an international news conference to announce the summit.    [FULL  STORY]

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