Want China Times
Maintaining the status quo in cross-Taiwan Strait relations has become a
consensus in Taiwan, President Ma Ying-jeou is expected to tell the people of Taiwan later Saturday in a speech during an annual National Day ceremony in Taipei.
The consensus proves once again that his administration’s policy on China over the past seven years has become the mainstream in public opinion, he says, disputing criticism that his policy has sold out Taiwan’s interests in favor of China.
In the speech, the president compares running the country to building a highway.
“Our progress may not have been quick enough but our direction is correct, our planning thorough and our foundation solid so that those who come after us can make big strides as soon as they get on the road,” Ma says. [FULL STORY]