By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former President Ma Ying-jeou will visit his birthplace Hong Kong on June 15 for his first foreign outing since leaving office last month.
His office confirmed Wednesday that he would give an English-language speech at the Society of Publishers in Asia’s 2016 Awards for Editorial Excellence gala dinner at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
According to SOPA’s website, Ma “will be addressing such issues as his historic meeting with China’s leader, Xi Jinping, in November 2015 and the increasing tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
Ma’s office said he would fly into Hong Kong and return to Taiwan on the same day, while reporters would be allowed to cover the whole trip. [FULL STORY]